How To Fix External Sata Hd detected in windows, not in BIOS


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The BIOS does not allow search for additonal hard drives. I have a internal Hitachi 120 gb hd installed. I have looked for BIOS updates that address this problem but have not found any.

If I use a USB cable, the drive is detected in the boot section of the BIOS but will not boot. From what I have read on the internet the USB is too slow to boot, but a sata drive should be capable. I want to be able to boot my Toshiba Satellite laptop P205D-S7436 using an external sata hard drive using an enclosure connected to an Esata express card. Any sugestions?  

I don't understand why the esata connected drive is detected in windows, but not in the BIOS. The external hd is a Hitachi 500 gb 2.5 sata hd. The hard drive is detected in windows, but not in the first screen of the BIOS.



What causes External Sata Hd detected in windows, not in BIOS

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I had an old 80 Gb IDE drive that I plugged in while I was waiting for the SATA drive and it was working fine, but I want to get the SATA drive back up and running. Any ideas????

Hope somebody can help me out on this one, I disconnected my hard drive to install a chipset fan that had failed on my ASUS A8N-SLI motherboard and when I tried to plug in the harddrive the computer could not detect a hard drive on start up.

I also checked the BIOS settings and noticed that with the drive plugged into SATA port 1 that it was also not detected in BIOS. I tried another SATA cable and another power cable to no avail since the HD, a Seagate Barracuda 7200 300 Gb, was still covererd under warranty, I sent it in and received a repaired HD. When I plugged it in I got the same problem, no disk detected on start up and BIOS.


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I have tried several different Sata drives as a 2nd internal drive but none of them are detected in Disk Management or Device Manager. Antivirus, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Enabled
 

As an XP system the Sata mode in the bios is set to IDE.

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Professional, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) II X4 630 Processor, x86 Family 16 Model 5 Stepping 2
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 2047 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 6600 GT, 128 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 476937 MB, Free - 402520 MB;
Motherboard: ASRock, K10N78
Antivirus: avast! I have also tried relocating my working Sata from my C drive to one of the other Sata slots but that is also not detected.


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I've got a SATA HDD which is not detected by the BIOS. how about transferring that HDD to a diff computer ., that may be help , if not contact this phone number 8005513917 Data Recovery By CBL - Hard Drive and RAID Recovery
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Is it over or there is software or something that can bring it to life? So basically you cant boot the computer to normal mode right?? It has important data.


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It detetcs my DVD player in SATA 2 but every other SATA slot is empty. There was also some message regarding express gate but I dont know if thats part of this problem. Hey I just bought a new computer recently and having some problems.

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I will need steering round the Bios because I tried searching for SATA controller to enable and couldnt find it nor it anywhere mentioning RAID to fiddle around with.

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Anyway I plug it all in and start the PC up but am quickly led to a screen telling me:

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This was a problem so I popped into the Bios and quickly saw that no sata devices were detected at all (which is my HDD and CDROM).

I would presume a HDD failure as its a seagate.11 drive but the fact that the CDROM is not detected either seems to indicate a problem within Bios perhaps. Any idea what the problem could be?


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SATA hardisk detected as IDE in BIOS. Please help

I am trying to install new WD SATA hard disk in my dektop . Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image

Maybe Win7 is not recognizing it yet if it is not initialized or formated.

Can you do a Disk Management screen snip ? But Bios recognized as IDE. So its not properly detecting in System.

Friends,
I need your help to resolve this issue.

Here is my cofiguration

Motherboard - ASRock -Wolfdale1333-D667
IDE - 80 GB Samsung - Master - windows 7 installed
IDE - DVD writer - Slave

My new wd SATA hardisk model - WD5000AAKX - WD Blue / SE / SE16 (SATA II) -500 GB

What i already did:

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H50-50 - controller sata/raid non detected in bios



in my lenovo H50-50 (windows10 64bit) i installed a new ams106x sata/raid PCI-Express controller and correctly configured as raid1 but i can not any way to make it detected by the bios in the boot device. Is there a way to make it detected by the bios and boot the system from the controller Raid? Welcome to the Lenovo Community !
 
I am not an owner of your model, but I have a suggestion.  Is there an option in the BIOS for Quick Boot or Fast Boot.   If so, try disabling if enabled.  The slower boot sequence might detect the card so that its BIOS can be loaded. 



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Graham B, welcome to TSG
What does device manager say? any yellow or red problems?

So go explore the BIOS and see what you can find, enable any and all sata raid options, if that fails tell me what you did or didn't do and I will try and help
 

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I installed two new Maxtor 250GB SATA drives this afternoon, as companions to my 500GB main C:/ drive. It's an MSI K9N Mainboard.

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I thought that by getting everything back into place, I'd now be able to see the drive since it's partitionated, but no. I'd like to know what step I should take in order to see my hard drive partitions in my hd list in win xp.

I've been trying for the past hours to get a 400GB seagate 7200.10 drive to work in my computer. I've downloaded the SATA drivers directly from asus but got to the problem where the viaraid.sys couldn't be copied.

Like the thread title state, I'm able to see the hard drive at boot time and in the bios though in the system I have no information on it at all. I was able to partition the drive into two parts and almost began install win xp though after the reboot, I was stuck in a loop. The Serial ATA controller was disabled (in the control panel > peripherals > Serial ATA controller)

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The 6Gbs ports on your motherboard are provided by an additional Marvell controller, therefor they should not show up in the BIOS but in the Marvell ROM that loads after the initial BIOS.

However, when I connect to a SATA 3.0 Gb/s interface the drive works fine. The Marvell controller also needs to be enabled in the BIOS, and it may be disabled. My build includes
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(this is still an ongoing clean re-install so av didn't show yet)

TIA
 



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Now, when in the BIOS setup, it says the second SATA drive is ‘not detected’ and only one is shown as available for the boot priority options. However, when I actually get into XP it shows up and I can access my media perfectly. It had been running perfectly.

I just added a second SATA drive to my system and now I’m getting some headaches booting up.

After adding the 2nd drive the system wouldn’t boot – the BIOS logo screen hung for ages and then I got the message: NTLDR is missing – press ctrl + alt + del to restart. PC: Home build (but working fine until just now)
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Will anyone here be able to enlighten me as to what is going on?!?!?! However, I CAN boot into XP – but only by going into the BIOS setup and pressing f10 to save and exit.

Then it boots up fine. The HD I added also had 3 partitions, all containing pure media (documents, films, music). Thank you, thank you, thank you!

Maybe because of my limited knowledge – but it all seems quite strange to me…

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If the BIOS does not see the drive, then it is not a driver problem. Can't be sure I ever had one.
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Belarc Advisor lists it, not as a DRIVE but something connected to a USB port.
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I do not have the installation CD. I need help to steer me in the right direction.

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What I need, though, is access to the repair function on the disk. I have the latest version of my bios. The problem is I just do not know where to start to solve this. I hope that helps.
 

When I boot up, media in the drive or no media, bios does not show the drive in its list. I can still open and close the drive as if nothing is wrong there, but I cannot "boot from CD". Media operates fine. I've reset my bios back to defaults and while the drive appeared on IDE Channel 1 in the settings, it still would not recognize ANY media while booting up.

I have also tried changing cables. should be CD or optical drive first, then Hard Drive or IDE-0 second if you want to boot from the cd-drive. However, herein lies my problem... The drive is on an IDE channel by itself.

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