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December 26, 2012 1:54:56 PM

Hello, this is my first time building a pc and I have seemed to have stumbled into a problem. I am trying to install windows 7 onto the computer. Problem is I can't, I'm thinking that I can't boot from anything besides built-in EFI shell is because in storage configuration it says, Sata: not detected, for all of them. Any help would be very appreciated!

My build: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/nd81

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a b G Storage
December 26, 2012 2:07:43 PM

Make sure your hard drive is connected properly. Wiggle both data and power cables on the drive. Make sure your SATA data cable is plugged into the 1st SATA port on your motherboard. Check your manual to see which one that is.
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December 26, 2012 2:19:24 PM

zdbc13 said:
Make sure your hard drive is connected properly. Wiggle both data and power cables on the drive. Make sure your SATA data cable is plugged into the 1st SATA port on your motherboard. Check your manual to see which one that is.


My hard drive is connected to my power supply. Does it need to be plugged into the motherboard as well? If so was my motherboard supposed to come with a cable to do this? Thanks for your help.

Edit: ok I fixed it! Thanks a lot.
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a b G Storage
December 26, 2012 2:45:26 PM

Your motherboard should have come with a couple of sata data cables. They are flat cables about 1/2" wide with fatter connectors on each end. One end goes to the motherboard and one goes to the drive. Here's what they look like:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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