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Asus p8z68-v pro not detecting hard drive

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December 29, 2011 1:57:08 PM

Putting together my first custom built PC.
i5 2500k
asus p8z68-v pro gen3
8gb gskill ripjaw
WD Caviar Blue 320gb.

Everything starts up just fine but the mobo seems to not recognize the hard drive. The hard drive is detected in bios and can also be seen when you choose the boot section.

When I start it up it says "no hard disk detected" and just restarts.

Also the LED that says boot device on the mobo is glowing so something is wrong.
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December 29, 2011 2:47:44 PM

Go into disk management and initialize the new hdd. Assuming you have it hooked up correctly. You need the sata cable plugged in and the power cable.
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December 29, 2011 3:35:38 PM

I have the SATA and the power cable plugged in. How do you get to disk management if you can't start windows? Can only get into bios without my computer restarting.
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December 29, 2011 3:53:46 PM

Is an OS already installed on the hard disk? The error message most likely is from the Marvell controller that doesn't detect a hard disk. It's normal if the hard disk is connected to the Intel controller.
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December 29, 2011 4:18:33 PM

I tried to install windows on the harddrive since I can book from my dvdrom and it says that it is on there when I try to repair from the windows DVD. I have the HD plugged into the SATA3G_3 connector. Should I plug it into the Marvell serial ata 6.0 GB/s connector? Maybe the wrong SATA connector? The HD is only a 3gb/s hard drive though.
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December 29, 2011 4:36:38 PM

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I tried to install windows on the harddrive since I can book from my dvdrom and it says that it is on there when I try to repair from the windows DVD.
Why are you trying to repair if it isn't installed?
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December 29, 2011 4:41:58 PM

To check to see if windows installed correctly.
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December 29, 2011 4:45:50 PM

So you previously installed it, but it doesn't boot?
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December 29, 2011 4:49:02 PM

I built the computer last night, installed windows, when I try to start up the computer it says "no hard disk detected" and instantly restarts. I can however get into bios and it shows up under the boot devices.
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December 29, 2011 5:00:21 PM

Is the hard disk in the boot device list and in the correct order? What happens if you press F8 at POST and select that hard disk? If the "no hard disk detected" message bothers you, then disable the Marvell controller if nothing is connected to it.
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December 29, 2011 5:08:17 PM

I have the boot order as the hard drive and then the DVDrom. Once I get home from work I will try disabling the Marvell controller. F8 at POST? Such a when it is starting up and hit the Fkey to select either the Hard Drive, DVD, or go to set up? Also, how do you disable Marvell in bios?
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December 29, 2011 5:26:35 PM

You probably didn't successfully install the OS with that boot order. As far as I'm concerned, you should set the boot order as DVD-ROM followed by Hard Disk and then reinstall the OS. If WIndows 7, also make sure that the Intel SATA controller is set to AHCI. You can use F8 (boot device list) at POST to select the boot device, but that won't help if the OS isn't installed properly. To disable the Marvell controller in the BIOS, I presume that you simply set it to "Disabled".
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December 31, 2011 10:40:57 AM

Changed the boot order and reinstalled windows. Works fine! Thanks for the help!
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December 31, 2011 10:41:22 AM

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