How To Fix Maxtor SATA HDD not detected in ASUS BIOS

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Maxtor SATA HDD not detected in ASUS 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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I know I had to change something in the BIOS and install the raid controller from the floppy that came with my motherboard. XP detected it and I copied all my movies, pics etc onto it. Please can a anyone help?   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   I wish to install a Maxtor 6L150S 233GB HDD via a SATA connection. I have enabled SATA in the BIOS but still no joy. I have the same board and I think i had problems at first and can not remember what I did Grrrr.

I have a Samsung IDE HDD which isrunning Visat 32 bit fine. When I connect the Maxtor into the HTPC it is not detected in BIOS. To speed the transfer of files from my main desktop pc onto this HTPC I installed the Maxtor into my Dell Dimension 5150 using the SATA connection.

What causes Maxtor SATA HDD not detected in ASUS 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 "Maxtor SATA HDD not detected in ASUS BIOS" is a failure when one of its normal operations is properly started by a system or application component.


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Solved: SATA III not detected in bios Asus P6X58D Premium

Is there a way to get the drive to work at 6 Gb/s? Is there any advantage? Also, grab the motherboard manual as well and see what settings should be enabled for the Marvell controller to work and how to enable AHCI on it:

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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OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU 950 @ 3.07GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 26 Stepping 5
Processor Count: 8
RAM: 8183 Mb
Graphics Card: ATI Radeon HD 4670 (Microsoft Corporation WDDM 1.1), 1024 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 1907626 MB, Free - 1883943 MB; D: Total - 99 MB, Free - 70 MB; E: Total - 1907599 MB, Free - 17 MB; F: Total - 615058 MB, Free - 10905 MB; G: Total - 100241 MB, Free - 4105 MB; I: Total - 476898 MB, Free - 7309 MB;
Motherboard: ASUSTeK Computer INC., P6X58D PREMIUM
Antivirus: None

(this is still an ongoing clean re-install so av didn't show yet)


Only the burst speed will increase going to SATA 6Gbs, sequential read and write speeds do not exceed SATA 3Gbs speed...

Maxtor 160 Gb Sata Hard Drive On An Asus K8v Se Deluxe M.b.

Can someone give me some help. Is there a certain one that I should plug into? I have 4 serial ata ports on the motherboard. 2 of which have "pri sata" & "sec sata" written. I have used the motherboard cd to make a sata driver disk and I have pressed F6 at the beginning of the XP cd loading.

WHAT THE CRAP! The other 2 have "sata1" & "sata2" written. First is BIOS. 2nd is SATA. Enter the 2nd by pressing a key.

I am trying to get windows xp installed on my new system but it keeps telling me that it can't find a hard drive on my system. HELP! Save and reboot.

Should I use the power adapter for the SATA DRIVE or just the regular power cable? Add the new drive there. I have chosen the WINXP Promise driver, it loads it I press enter then I press enter again to install windows and it says that there is NO HARD DRIVE. Refer to manual.

asus a7n8x-e motherboard + maxtor diamondmax 9 sata harddrive install

I have the 6 boot disks and i have my boot first floppy, cd, hard drive in the bios. Whatever help someone can offer id really appreciate.

i am also unable to hit f6 during the boot session to get to the driver install for some reason. When i boot up the raid thing says that there is a maxtor installed for the bios.

I have my computer all set up and I can not get my windows xp to load. PLEASE HELP ME IM AN *****

alright i know very little about building computers but for some reason i decided to try it. Im not sure what drivers to install to get my computer to recognize to install xp.

Sorry i read other threads about this but i just cant figure it out. After the 6th boot disk it says it doesnt recognize my hard drive. Ive been reading alot about this and somewhere it said to install some raid all in one drivers from my mobo cd.

Maxtor Diamond Max 22 HDD not detected in bios

I can hear the drive power up and spin etc but theres no unusual sounds coming from it. I did not update anything or change any settings the previous day it was working. I have tried swapping cables around with ones that I know work and tried the maxtor hdd in another pc but no luck. Was working fine no problem, turned pc off to go bed.

The 2nd sata drive is detected fine. Woke up to use it and the hdd is not detected in the bios at all. Any advise would be helpful

Specs are

Asus p5ql/epu mobo
OCZ Stealth 600w psu
Intel quad core q660 2.4
2gb geil ram
gigabyte gts250 1gb

try running the Seagate Seatools diagnostic on the drive:

Maxtor is either detected in Bios or during IDE scan, but not in both

I tried differnt cable -nothing, as soon as I changed the IDE slot on the MB the IDE scan perfectly found Maxtor as a master and the DVDs as primary slave and secondary master respectively, BUT it didn't want to boot from my copy of WinXP.

I have Asus MB and Maxtor HDD. A friend of mine got his system infected with more than a hundred different viruses, so i voluntered to reinstal his OS, but he needed his folders to be saved. the stupidest thing ever started when I tried to install fresh WinXP: During IDE scan Neither one of the drives was found( HDD+2DVDRoms) I checked everything again and rebooted in to the BIOS and a miracle: all drives were on their corresponding places!

I rebooted into the BIOS again just to check if I accidently changed settings on DVDs, when messing up with setting trying to find my HDD. So if set to Autodetect the HD's will show in the IDE detection screen , but wont be listed in BIOS, and if you set them up in BIOS then only those set to Autodetect will show up in the IDE detection part of the POST, you with me still ??? Too early to celebrate: as soon as I reboot machine IDE scan doesn't find any drive and a happy message, no master HDD detected appeares.


I removed his Maxtor and connected it to my computer via USB copied necessary files and formatted the drive. I tried one of my HDDs on the system with the same result. I am rather positive that MB is fine.( after all...

Maxtor 120gb not detected by bios, please help!

first let me tell you that you do not need service pack 1 for winXP to use 120GB. also click START button> run and type in diskmgmt.msc and hit OK. it is only required for hard disk greater than 120GB. I have the IBM set to Master (o) and at the master point on the IDE.

I wondered if it may be a power issue, i have 300w, with a dvd rom and cd writer, platinum audigy 2, radeon 9600 and 1.4amd. Bios just doesnt seem able to find it, i also tried powermax and fitness Disc but neither had any luck. any help would be great..

by the way you said "prove difficult for me" i know what you are saying, they have patches out for that. if your BIOS cannot detect the 120GB than winods cannot either. also try all of te jumper settings in the back of the 120GB. I have a Elite Group K7S5A, which i was told had a limit of 123gb..

do a screenprint and paste your picture to your message.

Hey, i just bought a Maxtor 120gb Diamond +9, i 've got it on the same IDE as a 60gb IBM Deskstar. I saw that not having SP1 can be an issue, this will proove difficult for me, is getting it likely to solve this? you might need to resize or crop it before you post it

The Maxtor i have on slave (1) and at the slave IDE. discovered painfully after buying a 200gb, that never worked and i never got the money back for. Im running xp Pro. you need to double check if you plugged in the power and data cables in the back of the 120gb.

Im also wondering a...

MAXTOR SATA 300GB HD not recognized by BIOS...

Attempt #2: Tried to plug in the 300GB drive on its' own instead of the 120GB drive to SATA1 socket. Result #1: BIOS does not detect ANY drive, not even the original 120GB drive. Cheers.

I've had to use the powermax software to install maxtor drives before. Open to suggestions.

Furthermore, I even held the drive in my hand with only the power cable hooked up to it, fired up the machine and felt it spinning, so I doubt it's a power issue. Result #2: Could not even enter BIOS setup, PC froze after memory count. MAXTOR told me to try their POWERMAX software on the drive, I don't know how it will detect it but will give it a go. Also, you may want to make sure that the primary device on the sata channel is set to auto in the bios.

If it has previous, or no drive detection information it may not autodetect.

MOBO: ASUS P4P800 Deluxe

I am already running [without any problems] a MAXTOR SATA 120GB hdd [6Y120M0] connected on SATA1 socket. I also updated the BIOS to the latest version to no avail.

Attempt #1:Tried to plug in the 300GB drive to the SATA2 socket [as a 2nd drive]. Tested the SATA data cable with the original drive and works fine.

Just bought the MAXTOR SATA 300GB HDD w/16MB cache [6B300S0] and my BIOS will not detect it @ all!

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...

sata drive not detected by my asus A8N-SLI

Try a different set of cables since you may have a bad cable.Important: if the drive has never been initialized, partitioned, and formatted, it will not show up under 'Computer', go to disk manager and see if it is there as a raw drive. I recently installed my new seagate250g barracuda 7200.10 sata drive on my asus A8N-SLI motherboard and there is no detection,i already have had a maxtor40g sata drive installed and no problems there,is it that the hard drive is junk because i don't even hear the drive spin after power is on or am i just that much of a noob and i am not doing something correct please anyone help. If you find it there, you will need to do the above before it is assigned drive letter(s) and show up along side of your other drives in computer.You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.

Make sure that power and signal cables are connected correctly.

SATA drive not detected with Asus board

Anyway, I went into the BIOS to see if my controllers for SATA were on. replace the hard drive, is the hard drive Maxtor?
I only saw the IDE controllers (my main HD is IDE, the one with windows), and I saw no SATA controller options at all!

Anyway, I plug them into the black ones and my computer boots goes past the SATA detection utility and thinks its an IDE drive and it says that the 250gb drive is there; model number and all, but I can't configure it through that.

To give a bit of background, I've used SATA before on this custom built (by a friend) PC and it worked. If I plug it into either red one the SATA utility says "Scanning drives..."
"Harddrive initiate failed..... There are 4 places I can plug in the SATA cable on my motherboard: 2 black ones that say SATA1 I think (hard to read) and 2 red ones that say SATA RAID1 I think.

When I reformated and so forth however, I bought a new SATA drive and this one refuses to be detected. So anyway, someone please help! The BIOS has not installed....check device!!!!"

Yes, with that bad grammar and punctuation. I installed the drivers on my motherboard disk and actually went the extra mile to find the newest compatible ones, no dice.

I spent $100 on this HD and I'd like it to work. I have an ASUS A8V Deluxe board and I plugged in the power cord and the SATA cable.

2nd int sata detected in bios but not in xp

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.

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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.

SATA HD not detected in BIOS

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.

SATA HDD not detected by the BIOS

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
this maybe a bad sectors ..

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.

SATA Not detected in Bios-CDROM and HDD

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.

I replaced my motherboard today with an Asus P5KPL SE because my computer refused to boot at all (no beeps, nothing). All suggestions welcome because I am at a dead end.

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

"Reboot and Select proper Boot device or Insert Boot Meia in selected Boot device and press a key"

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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I know the hard drive is spinning because I could hear it. I went into Bios (v02.61) American Megatrends and the SATA 1 device was not detected. I wasent tampering with anything it just randomly came up with this message. BIOS is not detecting my hard drive for some reason.

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.

I tried to make sure the wires were in correctly and they were but that didnt solve my problem. It was working fine and then I shut it down and then it came up the the error "reboot and select proper boot device".

Sata AHCI Inf for XP not detected & BIOS

Go to Solution. Other folders have x64 and Vista drives. (I'm assuming that "All" means previous OSs)* BIOS version:  06CN30WW (I have not updated the BIOS as I think this BIOS is newer. Very strange.Try integrating this universal AHCI driver that I usually use to integrate drivers. As I don't want to loose AHCI features, I have integrated the drivers on my XP Pro CD with nLite.

Solved! What could it be?* I integrated the folder "All" present in the downloaded file. After install remember to install Lenovo driver.

//help will save the world

I integrated the Inf files according to the FAQs of this support forum.XP installer does not detect any hard drive.

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.

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:

Checked with another data cable to detect HD correctly
Tried all SATA port on my mobo
Set Enhanced option on BIOS
Please please someone help me.

ThinkCentre M910q M.2 SATA SSD Not Detected by BIOS

I'm trying to clone an existing OS on an NVMe M.2 SSD to an M.2 SATA SSD (Lenovo PN 00JT082), it appears to reimage successfully to the drive which is showing in the software. Wondering if it is the same with the M910 desktop. However, the drive isn't showing up as a boot option in the BIOS and I can't boot from the SSD. Am I correct in this case, does it not support bootable M.2 SATA drives?

So then I tried reinstalling Windows 10 fresh on it, and it looks like it installed ok and does appear in Windows installation media, but again, can't boot from it. Now, I did read on a forum topic for (I think) a M710, that it only supports NVMe drives and not M.2 SATA.

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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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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.

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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.

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