New Laptop sata hdd not showing pls help!! Tags: Hard Drives Laptops Sata Storage Last response: June 16, 2012 3:28 PM in Storage Share origin1992 June 16, 2012 1:22:42 PM Hi, my laptop sata hard drive died so i purchased a new one, when i powered on my laptop i went into bios and the hard drive was no where to be found??? Ive tried running the windows 7 disk to see if it appears there but still nothing, ive even tried plugging it into my desktop and still nothing pls help More about : laptop sata hdd showing pls | E-mail me updates | Report abuse Register or log in to remove phil22 Laptop Expert June 16, 2012 3:04:40 PM "New Laptop sata hdd not showing pls help!!" If it's a new laptop it will still be covered by warranty so put in a claim to the manufacturer. | Report abuse szaboaz Laptop Expert June 16, 2012 3:08:48 PM You should test the hard drive in an USB external enclosure to be sure it's working. Your old drive, are you sure it died? And it's not the laptop's fault somehow? You should test that one too. | Report abuse terryd75 June 16, 2012 3:28:33 PM The hdd must be set up first. Do u have the set up disk that came with it? Is it WD, Seagate, ????? They have free software downloadable from their web sites. Partition and format the drive, then it will show up. | Report abuse Register or log in to remove Ask the community Publish Tom's Hardware>Forum>Storage>New Laptop sata hdd not showing pls help!!> Related ressources: ForumHGST 500 gb hdd unallocated disk space ForumNew HDD causing trouble!!! Pls Help Me!!! Pls ForumHow can retrieved the software of my external hdd maxtor 250gb sata . ForumNew office work laptop help pls :) ForumWieird prob - new 500GB HDD not showing in Explorer but in Device Mgr ForumSSD SATA and Marvell setup help pls ForumNew SSD not showing up as an option ForumCan i use one of my old laptop HDD on a new pc? ForumNeed help buying a new laptop for gaming... ForumPls help me on this el cheapo build ForumPrimary SATA won't boot when IDE Slave laptop HDD is plugged into a PC ForumIDE HDD and SATA HDD not showing up in My Computer ForumSATA HDD Desktop VS Laptop ForumWindows 7 Home wont install on a new Sata HDD ForumPls Help Me out guys...!! ForumCan't format laptop compaq cq40 sata hdd not found ForumLaptop HDD to pc HDD ForumPc built: pics and basic write up - rate pls ForumMy computer is saying that there is a hard disk failure Forum[Solved] Is it possible to cause damage via SATA data connector? More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !