Does it matter what SATA the Harddrive or optical are connected to on the motherboard? Should the Harddrive always be connected to SATA 1 or does it not matter?
As I said, the BIOS in the options menu, has both my harddrive and optical drive listed in the SATA 1,2,3 listings. It even has the manufacturer name and so on.
I researched some posts. Someone said to disable Marvell? And that bios defaults to IDE?
Is this true? Any help greatly appreciated.
* Also, I don't have any operating system installed yet, I just saw this error message ( No harddisk detected) after the system POSTED and got nervous. I am going to try to install a OS any minute now.
Thank you for all your help, I greatly appreciate it.
OEM hard drives are not recognized until formatted. Boot to optical and format HD through windows setup.
Edit: That was bad wording. OEM hard drives are not formatted when shipped. Therefor they are not recognized as a HD but will show up in the BIOS. You either format them on another PC, or simply boot using windows setup disk and it will give you the chance to format.
Incidentally, about half of the idiots on neweggs complaining about DOA HD's have this issue.
The "No harddisk detected" message probably is due to the IDE controller on the board still being enabled with no IDE devices plugged in. If you don't have any IDE devices installed you can disable the controller in the BIOS to get rid of the message.