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Sata drive not being detected

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July 9, 2012 1:46:16 PM

Hello,
I have a problem one day i just woke up and my motherboard wasn't detecting my sata drives,
It detects my 1 IDE drive but not my Sata drives in the bios as well

I tried, resetting the CMOS, reseting BIOS, Updating BIOS, Evens bought a new Power supply
this is the specs
Asus m4a88t-m motherboard
1Tb Samsung Hard drive (Sata)
160gig westerndigital hard drive(ide)
and a lg dvd writer (sata)

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July 9, 2012 4:42:50 PM

Try just the sata drive (unplug the ide drive and set the drive to the "slave" or secondary setting using the jumper; the settings are pictured on the label or on western digital's website). After you boot up to the sata drive, connect the ide drive and windows should set it as a secondary device.
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July 13, 2012 6:42:10 PM

o1die said:
Try just the sata drive (unplug the ide drive and set the drive to the "slave" or secondary setting using the jumper; the settings are pictured on the label or on western digital's website). After you boot up to the sata drive, connect the ide drive and windows should set it as a secondary device.

Hi o1die

I have tried unpluging all drives, and its still giving me the same results :pfff:  for me it sounds like the power isnt going to the sata controller?

please correct me if i am wrong
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July 13, 2012 8:54:58 PM

Then check your power supply lead to the sata drive. Windows should detect it even if it isn't formated. So, if your ide still boots up to windows, try connecting the sata drive while runnng windows. I clone my old drive to the newer sata if it matches the motherboard drivers and the files are about the same space as the new sata drive.
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