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HD not come up in bios

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Last response: in Storage
May 15, 2012 2:07:39 PM

My HD won't show up in the bios untill i go on it manually then it finds it but then i restart pc and its gone again?

Its IDE 160GB with DVD-RW in sata

Any ideas?

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May 15, 2012 2:23:04 PM

Come on guys help me out here.......
a b G Storage
May 15, 2012 2:42:53 PM


Sounds like the battery on your motherboard is dead. Can you replace it and try again? It should look like a regular watch not take it out while your computer is on though.
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May 15, 2012 2:53:02 PM

I have put a new one in and it freezes while dectecting IDE drives. I chaged the ide lead and waiting to see what happens in windows setup where as before it showed up but i could not install to it
May 15, 2012 2:54:55 PM

Okay so it seems to be all A ok for now seems your idea worked ill keep it posted untill i have finished the install and see if it lasts after a few restarts thanks for the help :) 
a b G Storage
May 15, 2012 3:00:46 PM

No problem. Let us know how it goes.
May 15, 2012 3:05:42 PM

Mess with the storage mode, IDE vs SATA vs AHCI vs RAID