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No Hard Drive Detected

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July 27, 2012 12:59:32 AM

Hello, thanks for taking the time to read my post/question.

I just purchased and installed a new Crucial SSD M4 drive (CT128M4SSD2). I plugged the cable into the SATA6 1 port (brown) and my old WD hard drive into the SATA6 2 port (brown). Made sure they were both enabled in the bios and set the proper boot priority. I decided to do a fresh install of Windows 7 64bit as well. Everything went fine, booted up to the login screen. But I did notice while booting up, the bios flash stated that there were no hard drives detected. When I just had the WD HD installed, it would show that during boot up. In addition, when I have windows up, it gives me the option to eject both drives (as ATA) under the "Safely remove hardware and eject media" tool bar at the bottom right.

I was wondering if both of the occurences listed below is normal operation? Or is it something I should be worried about?

Thanks in advance for any help.

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July 27, 2012 1:01:48 AM

Sorry, forgot to mention the type of MB

Asus Sabertooth P67 rev 3
a c 175 Ĉ ASUS
a c 659 V Motherboard
July 27, 2012 1:02:45 AM

Crucial SSD M4 drive (CT128M4SSD2) reinstall with just the SSD connected.
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July 27, 2012 1:05:44 AM

Thanks for the fast response.

Sort of confused when you say reinstall. With the box powered down, disconnect both drives and reconnect the SSD only and reboot or reinstall Windows with only the SSD installed?
a c 175 Ĉ ASUS
a c 659 V Motherboard
July 27, 2012 1:08:05 AM

Reinstall Windows with only the SSD installed < YES
July 27, 2012 1:09:20 AM

Thanks. I will give it a shot and report back.
a c 175 Ĉ ASUS
a c 659 V Motherboard
July 27, 2012 1:11:54 AM

ahci < must be enabled in the bios.
a b Ĉ ASUS
a c 328 V Motherboard
July 27, 2012 1:26:42 AM

I would try one more thing.


Reset the CMOS memory the right way as is described in the motherboard manual using the clear CMOS link with the power cord unplugged.
And when the battery is out, press the power button to discharge all the electricity from the system.
How To Clear CMOS @ http://pcsupport.about.com/od/fixtheproblem/tp/clearcmo...

July 27, 2012 1:28:39 AM

I did check and ahci is set.
July 27, 2012 5:40:46 PM

I reinstalled Windows 7 fresh with the old drive not connected. No help. Boots up fine just not recognized in the bios splash screen. I have not yet tried the CMOS reset.
a b Ĉ ASUS
a c 328 V Motherboard
July 27, 2012 5:43:24 PM

Whats your BIOS version?
July 28, 2012 1:12:29 AM

Bios info is as follows:

Bios Info: 1606 X64
Ver: 05/02/2011
Date: MBECE-0018
EC Ver: 7.0.4.1197
ME Ver: B3 Stepping
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