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Asus m5a97 not detecting HDD

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July 14, 2012 5:49:58 PM

Hey guys i am building my first completely new system, and everything is working correctly and it will boot into BIOS. My mobo will not detect my Seagate 1TB hdd. So i put in my laptop's hdd and when trying to boot from the hdd it would beep a few times then it would boot from my disk dive. So then i put a HDD from my really old computer (like 5 years or so) and it will detect that, but also cannot boot from it (in IDE or AHCI). Any ideas guys?

system:
Asus m5A97 board
amd fx 8150 8 core 3.6 ghz
850 watt psu
amd Radeon 6970
16 gb's corshair ddr3 RAM
Seagate 1TB HDD
standard DVD -drive (don't remember off the top of my head)
July 14, 2012 6:58:26 PM

It is clear that the MB will detect other hard drives and you have made sure that the hard drive is the first boot decice ? It is odd that the computer will boot from the laptop drive and not the others and not even detect the new one. Must be something wrong with the sata controller.
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July 14, 2012 11:54:04 PM

Well, it's possible the board needs a bios update to spot the drive, but probably not likely.

I would not expect an old hardware installation to boot in new hardware, so the old HDD not booting up the comp is not surprising.

Probably just a bad Seagate 1TB.
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