How To Fix E73 - PCIe SIL 3132 SATA eSATA Card not detected by BIOS

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E73 - PCIe SIL 3132 SATA eSATA Card not detected by BIOS is the name of the error that contains information about the error, including the reason why it occurred, which system component or application was malfunctioning that caused the error, and other information. The numerical code in the name of the error contains data that can be decoded by the manufacturer of the faulty component or application. An error using this code can occur in many different places in the system. Although the name contains some details, it is still difficult for the user to find and eliminate the cause of the error without specialized technical knowledge or the appropriate software.

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E73 Type 10AS (Windows 7 Professional 64bit)BIOS FCKT47AUS System will not recognise Silicon Image (SIL) 3132 2 port SATA / eSATA PCIe card. Updated BIOS to latest 47A version which listed fixes includes change: "2. Adds support for a special PCIE card" Why will the system BIOS not detect and enable the SATA card? What setting in BIOS will allow the card to work? What is the "special PCIe card"? Regards, P -------------IBM & Lenovo Business Partner, Microsoft Partner & VAR.Authorised reseller for Intel, AMD, Adobe, Seagate, Lexmark, HP, Canon, Executive Software, Computer Associates, APC and others

What causes E73 - PCIe SIL 3132 SATA eSATA Card not detected by BIOS

If you received this error on your PC, it means that there is a malfunction in your system. Common causes are incorrect or unsuccessful installation or removal of software that could leave invalid entries in the Windows registry, the effects of a virus or malware attack, an incorrect system shutdown due to a power failure, or another factor in which a person with little technical knowledge accidentally deletes the required A system file or registry entry, as well as several other reasons. The immediate cause of "E73 - PCIe SIL 3132 SATA eSATA Card not detected by BIOS" is a failure when one of its normal operations is properly started by a system or application component.


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New PC won't recognize PCI-E SIL-3132 eSATA controller card

I am at a loss and really need to get this card working with the new Acer PC. The PCI-E slots are hot swappable and do work normally with other PCI-E cards such as Wi-Fi and modem. Also, the SIL-3132 card works normally in 2 other computers.

I moved the card to a new Acer PC with Windows 8 and it will not recognize the card. I have checked BIOS settings but couldn't find anything related. The card is not recognized at all. It does not show at all in device manager.

I have a 2 port eSATA SIL-3132 RAID controller card that I have been using for a long time on my older Intel motherboard in Windows 7. I installed a different hd into the new Acer PC and loaded Windows 7 for testing to see if the card would work under the os but no luck. Any ideas??

Silicon Image 3132 Dual Port eSATA Controller Card

With these cards you have various RAID options. Both drives are working fine. I've seen dozens of these kind of apps. I updated the card drivers and flashed the card and mobo

I installed it anyway, hoping it might perform a miracle
and resolve these problems. Maybe that's the
solution in this case. A system tray
error message appears about hardware failure. When XP decides to "see"
these drives they are shown as healthy in My Computer
and Disk Management.

Silicon Image provides a management utility for
the card. I've plugged them into them into three other PCs that
can handle eSATA drives. The management app is
listed as running under XP services. A little help please, somebody, anybody!

If the drives are turned on when you power up the
pc box you'll see the card BIOS bootup before the
mobo boots from its own BIOS chip.

OS: XP Pro_SP3

I've got two eSATA drives. I wanted each drive to function independently so
I selected the "concatenation" option in the card
BIOS. A couple of seconds after attempting any basic command
like copying the drives vanish from XP.

me, I wish the damn hardware was failing, but its not. They
are listed normally under the card BIOS and the mobo BIOS. With each reboot, you never know if one or both drives
will be recognized by XP. No internet connection yet,
so it can't be malware.

This copy of XP is a fresh install. Nothing changed. All

PCIe SATA multiplepler card not detected

Now, in this new HP box the card is not detected at all neither in the slots #3 nor #4 (#1 is used by the GPU, #2 untested because it was close to the gpu). By untested I mean that it does not show at all in the PCI bus, according e.g.

To use an external JBOD box I have this multiplexing eSATA PCIe card (Startech part PEXESATA2): I have been using it in two different computers in the past without issue. to lshw in Linux: $ lspci -tv-[0000:00]-+-00.0 Intel Corporation Sky Lake Host Bridge/DRAM Registers+-01.0-[01]--+-00.0 NVIDIA Corporation GK208 [GeForce GT 730]| \-00.1 NVIDIA Corporation GK208 HDMI/DP Audio Controller+-02.0 Intel Corporation Sky Lake Integrated Graphics+-14.0 Intel Corporation Sunrise Point-H USB 3.0 xHCI Controller+-14.2 Intel Corporation Sunrise Point-H Thermal subsystem+-16.0 Intel Corporation Sunrise Point-H CSME HECI #1+-16.3 Intel Corporation Sunrise Point-H KT Redirection+-17.0 Intel Corporation Sunrise Point-H SATA controller [AHCI mode]+-1f.0 Intel Corporation Sunrise Point-H LPC Controller+-1f.2 Intel Corporation Sunrise Point-H PMC+-1f.3 Intel Corporation Sunrise Point-H HD Audio+-1f.4 Intel Corporation Sunrise Point-H SMBus\-1f.6 Intel Corporation Ethernet Connection (2) I219-LM I have tried disabling and enabling the PCIe slot in the BIOS with no difference.  Is there any reason why t...

Sata to eSata Not Detected

You don't see the disk device in Disk Management? Do you have a fakeraid SATA controller? I have an Asus a8n-sli deluxe with a sata breakout.

It works fine through firewire and usb but it not being detected through eSATA. Ive tried restaring and made sure everything is alright inside but to no avail. I purchased a sata to eSATA lead on ebay and connected it. The crappy "RAID" controllers sometimes require you to assign even single drives to an "array" for them to be detected by the OS. (Mind you, doing that will overwrite the data at the beginning of the drive, effectively making all data unaccessible)

Any Idea

"not being detected" means what?

eSATA to SATA Cable - HDD not detected

The esata cable is a data cable, the hard drive needs power too.

I'm trying to connect an internal, powered SATA HDD to the eSATA port on the back of my motherboard. If you are using a powered esata port, they usually will power a 2.5" hard drive (most of the time) but do not provide enough power for a 3.5" hard drive. Finally, I tried moving the drive and the cable to another computer.

To do this, I bought an eSATA to SATA cable. Also, if that is not the issue, go to disk management (click start, right click computer, select manage, in the left column select disk management) See if you see a drive listed in the bottom portion of the screen with no drive letter. CAUTION: If it has data on it and windows wants to initialize it and format it, don't do it, you will lose all data on it.

A powered enclosure would be best for either.

Unfortunately, no matter what I do, the drive is never detected, not even by the BIOS. The HDD is not detected there either. What are you using to power the hard drive. Same problem.

So, I bought another cable. If it is a used drive, right click it, select 'change drive letter or path', next screen click add, and assign it a drive letter. So, either I am making the same mistake on both computers, or both cables are faulty..

If you do, If it is a new drive, it will have to be initialized, a simple partition created, formatted and a drive letter assigned. I really don't know what else to do.

eSATA PCIe card stopped working

It worked immediately after install. I really enjoyed my esata external drive.. any ideas how to fix?


Bump plz help

If I remove the card windows boots normally.

I recently installed a pcie esata card to my quad core dell running Vista home premium. It worked for a week or two and now if I reboot and the card is in I get an error message: AHCI bios is not installed..this appears right after Dell splash screen. I had a WD mybook home connected via esata.

cannot enter bios from splash screen.

PCI-X / PCI eSATA / SATA II / SATA I Controller Card

Is there a way that I can get the installation files and drivers on-line?

Did ya read da instructions -

The power lights come on for both the ext hdds and the adapter but the ext hdds don't turn on. I finally got a chance to connect it and I connected 2 ext hdds today but it doesn't work.

I went to the Norco site for the card:

Some people refer to an installation disk and drivers for this adapter and some people said that none were needed. They work fine when I use a USB 2.0 cable.

SATA II or SATA II via PCIe Controller Card

So the question is will I get better performance putting the EVO SSD on the controller card or one of the mainboard SATA II ports? This controller card is in the PCIe slot (one of 2 - PCI Express Gen 2 X 1) and not only does it have the eSATA port but there is also a SATA II port on it as well. I know I need to upgrade my mainboard/cpu/memory to current standards, but I can't do that right now. I know that I will never be able to take full advantage of the EVO unless I upgrade, but that will come in time.

Four of the 6 ports are already in use (2TB HDD, 2TB HHD, 350GB HHD, and my Pioneer BD-R BDXL Blu Ray Read/Write). Either way, I realize that I will be limited to SATA II speeds but what would be the best option to use? Got a question and I do not know the answer nor can I find it.

The card says the PCIe is limited to 2.5Gb/s but I have read where the SATA II ports, even though listed as 3Gb/s, operate at a much lesser speed. FDD (can you believe it????)
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CD/ROM: Pioneer BD-R Blu Ray SATA slot 5
Light Scribe DVD IDE Primary
Other: E-SATA to SATA controller card for an external Hitachi FD 1TB HDD
M Audio Audiophile 24/96 Rev A2 (currently removed for installation of Win 7)

As I have an external drive that I use for storage (1TB and it is almost full with my .wav music files from my digitized LP's), I got a Speed Dragon PCI Express Combo Card so that I can use eSATA functio...

eSata Card not detected by Windows 7

If this is so it should be documented in the hardware's manual. Any help would be appreciated? Your Windows 7 installation is SATA Mode specific.

I installed an esata card on my PC, it did not get detected, how ever I manage to instal the driver, still no detection, nor the external esata Hard Disk showed up, after Googling etc, I enabled AHCI , and restarted, still no luck, Does this means, before installing the Windows 7, one has to eable AHCI from the BIos?

Note: it is best practice to uninstall any new driver software and perform a System Restore to a time before the first installation attempt before trying again. If you installed it in IDE mode then you can't switch to AHCI mode in the BIOS unless you install the AHCI driver and make the proper registry change like this:
AHCI : Enable in Windows 7 / Vista

Also, some hardware requires you to install the driver software first, then install the hardware to complete the installation. You can end up in a real mess sometimes otherwise.

This insures a "clean slate".

RAID array can't boot from SI 3132 SATA controller

Well this weekend I finally got around to adding some extra fans and another hardrive cage to separate the drives. Well it still wouldn't boot, even after I confiured the bios to boot from the SI controller. Any ideas?

I didn't hurt the array by hooking them up to a different controller did I? When I first built the system I couldn't get the Raptors to boot from the SI controller, but they booted fine from the Nvidia. anyone?
The message I'm getting is "Error loading OS"


I did go to each of the controller's menu and each array detected fine.

I have the MSI K8N Diamond Plus, which has 2 SATA controllers, the Nvidia (4 ports) and the Silicon Image 3132 (2 ports)

I have 2 Raptors in Raid 0 and 2 WD Caviar RE2 WD4000YR in Raid 0. I couldn't figure it out, so I said f'it, I'm ready to install XP and see how fast this puppy is. This was about 6 weeks ago.

Well I forgot to note which controller was using which drives when I unhooked them, so I guessed, but I guessed wrong, and hooked up the OS drives on the Silicon and the storage drives on the Nvidia.

eSATA 2 SATA 3.0 to PCI-E PCI Express Card ASM 1061

I showed the card to the local PC shop and they did not know... I want to use this card with the 2 eSata connections. Are you powering the external HDD? I do not understand jumpers.

Did you connect HDD when the PC was running or shut down? The Chinese seller is not helping. Can anyone show me a photo of what to do with the jumpers to make the eSata ports/connections work.

this is what I bought

2 Esata 2 Sata 3 0 TO PCI E PCI Express Card Adapter Converter 6 0GBPS ASM1061 | eBay

I don't think you need to set any jumpers. You may need a driver for hot plug to work, or to actively search for hardware changes in Device Manager.

Try restarting while it is plugged in. I thought the default was eSata but it did not work.

Is the external HDD in an enclosure? been looking all over for the last few weeks.

ThinkPad T410s - Primary Micro SATA HDD not detected by BIOS - Only Detected By OS Platforms

errors.  I just can't use this as my primary drive anymore because it will not initialize with BIOS.  I am hoping that I do not need to replace the MOBO as they go from $50 - $150 US plus shipping.   OS's used:Win10x64Win7x64WinXPWin98SELinuxMintBT5-R3KaliLinuxUBCD - FreeDOS - LINUXDoss6.22 Any thoughts on this issue would be greatly appreciated

It sounds like something is timing out.  It is hard to be sure without swapping either the drive or the MB.  You might go into the BIOS and select diagnostic mode for boot.  That would do a memory test and it might slow things down enough to mask the problem

I have a Lenovo T410s - 29123RU BIOS - V1.5 (6UET70WW) 2012-10-11 - (updated from V1.1 this morning hoping it wold solve the problem)ECV - 1.14MTM - 29123RUCPU - Intel Core i5 M520 @ 2.4GHzRAM - DDR3 - 4GBx2 - PC3-10600s This laptop uses a 250GB - 1.8" Micro Sata HDDTOSHIBA MK2529GSG - 250GB - HDD1F07 M BL02 The other day the laptop was running fine then all of a sudden crashed.  I tried to reeboot and i got -  ERROR 2100: HDD0 (HARD DISK DRIVE) INITIALIZATION ERROR (2)PRESS ESC TO CONTINUE I have run scans on the drive itself using: HD Tune ProHDD RgeneratorCrystalDiskInfoTestDiskUBCD- ViVard v4.0- TAFT v1.2Passmark B...

pcie sata II card

Before connecting a drive to the card, install the drivers from the disc or the manufacturer's website. If you just installed the card and then hooked up a drive to the card, more than likely, Windows will not be able to see the drive.

Hiya I have a sata 1 motherboard on a windows 7 system Im trying to fit a pci e sata II card the question is do I need to install drivers first.ive gave it a try and the pc wont boot when i connect a ssd boot drive to the card, I thought it would just plug and play

Looking for a Pcie x4 Sata 3 with usb 3.0 card

Any ideas? I want to add Sata 3 support to add a ssd. You may try looking for 2 cards.

I'm pretty sute you can find an X1 USB 3.0, then look for a sata3 card.

Looking for a Pcie x4 Sata 3 with usb 3.0 card. I want to stay below $100. Also I want to add usb 3.0 support.

I don't recall seing a card that will do both.

pcie video card not detected

There was previously a pcie video card installed in the system which worked fine.I'm beginning to think the video card itself is the problem...Sometimes the onboard graphics are difficult to turn off.  See if you can set the shared memory to 0MB in the BIOS.Windows will never show both onboard and PCI-E, they both can't be operational simultaneously. I've tried swapping out the power supply for one with slightly higher power, but it didn't make a difference. I've tried swapping out the power supply for one with slightly higher power, but it didn't make a difference.

I'm having trouble with an ASUS EAX1300PRO video card. There was previously a pcie video card installed in the system which worked fine.I'm beginning to think the video card itself is the problem, but wanted to see if anyone else has any thoughts on it. When I install the video card, it isn't recognized by the system.I have the BIOS set to default to PCIE graphics instead of the internal graphics, but BIOS still uses the internal graphics to post and windows doesn't even show the pcie video card in system management. It should also be noted that the video card is new out of the box, it has been sitting on a shelf for 3-4 years.Here's my specs:Windows 7Intel D945GNT motherboard2x1 gb ram2 sata hdd2 dvd drives400watt power supplyVideo Card:ASUS EAX1300PRO/TD/256M/A Quote from: michaewlewis on May 16, 2010, 05:55:26 PM...When I install the video ...

How to Move Win 7 OS to a PCIe SATA 3 card.

Ok I've look around and don't see this addressed I'm sure I missed it somewhere

Here's what I need to know for sure. I now have these 2 ports disabled in my BIOS and Win7 clean installed on an onboard SATA 11 port

All you should have to do is the following:
1) shut down the PC
2) connect the Win7 SSD to the first SATA port on the PCIe card
3) boot the PC and enter the BIOS settings
4) set the BIOS such that the first SATA port on the PCIe card is at the top of the list of drives
5) save the BIOS settings
6) reboot

When you then reboot, the PC should boot into Win7 on the SSD.

My Plan is to set up a win 7 pro and win 8.1.1 pro dual boot

What I need to know is it possible to move my Win 7 SSD to this PCIe card port and would it boot or is there something I can do to make it boot. I have this card installed and drivers installed in windows 7

I have a clean install windows 7 pro running AHCI mode on a onboard SATA 2 Port

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Currently I have 3 ports used Port 0 is a blank Liteonit 256GB SSD: Ports 1&2 2 WD 1 GB Blacks with data.

Restoring Images and Repair installs would not make either boot, I believe this was due to the fact that I had both these OS SSD on my 2 onboard Marvell SATA3 ports I'm assuming the new Marvell drivers conflicted with the older ports. I want this win7ssd booting before I set up the win8 dual boot. I am more than nervous about t...

Can't boot from SSD attached to PCIe SATA card

I already see massive speed improvement over my old Seagate 7200rpm HDD and I'm pretty happy as-is, but I really want to see what it can do attached to a SATA III port.

So I upgraded my older Lenovo A55 series 8705 machine to a Samsung 840 series SSD and it boots just fine and runs perfectly if connected to the mb sata connector. When the SSD is connected directly to the SATA I port on the mb, it sees it perfectly in BIOS and is set to the #1 boot device in both Primary and Auto. In BIOS, I moved PCI SCSI to the available boot devices, but the SSD is not showing at all.

The drive is the newest SATA III capable of 6Gb/s. I bought a PCIe x1 card and its installed and visible with proper drivers in Device Manager. I want to connect the SSD to this PCIe card to maximize the SATA III speeds but when I connect that way, the system does not even see the SSD.

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This Low Profile card might be a better choice.
I have an OptiPlex 390 SFF and Optiplex 3020, I want install a Manhattan Sata 3 gb Pci Epress Card (160377) to add other Sata port,  I have connected all, Card, HDD, alimentation, but  the Card not appear in the Bios and Windows.

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Hey guys!

I have tinkered with the BIOS and even called Asus and they said there wouldn't be anything in the BIOS preventing the card from being detected. So I have this problem. I tried the manuals but I dont hae too much experience in this type of issue. In the BIOS I am not sure where it would say the cards details and the HDDs connected to it.

I even purchased a different card from my local computer shop and it still does not work. Same slot and everything. Well mobo is 2 months, I tested it with a wifi card and it detected it fine.

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