How To Fix SATA Not detected in Bios-CDROM and HDD

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SATA Not detected in Bios-CDROM and HDD 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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A user in the forum details it further:

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?

What causes SATA Not detected in Bios-CDROM and HDD

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 "SATA Not detected in Bios-CDROM and HDD" is a failure when one of its normal operations is properly started by a system or application component.


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SATA DVD RW drive detected as cdrom

anyone a suggestion for me? But WMP12 does not see a DVD in the drive. I have searched all kind of resolutions and until now no solution.

Guessing... but I really like to find out what is wrong, but it is taking too long and the wife is getting annoyed... Explorer says CD rom drive. If I connect an external usb DVD RW drive, same symptoms.

This external drive works also good on my Win7hp/32 laptop. Somehow the DVD references (filters?) are not working so explorer is not told it is a DVDRW drive. Try this:

Your CD or DVD drive cannot read or write media

In XP, Vista, and Ubuntu on same pc the drive works correct.

If I put a DVD video in the drive it is not recognized as such, though I can play it with VLC. See below, I think it is a registry problem and not a driver (cdrom.sys) problem. Funny is that if I put the DVD in when WMP12 is open, it autoplays and runs in WMP12. DVD maker and Roxio do see the drive and I can burn DVD/CD's.

SATA DVD RW drive is detected as a cdrom drive in my computer (explorer). actions - result
Win 7 troubleshooters - no
Device manager de-install, reboot or re-scan - no
upper/lower filters - no
Uninstall Roxio, iTunes, Adobe, Virtual Clonedrive - no
Uninstall Intel Storage matrix driver - no
Switched off/on AHCI/RAID/IDE in BIOS all options - no
Restored with WHS a system backup - no
redo above actions in different order - no
checked bit-for-bit HKLM keys in regedit between laptop and pc - no
checked cdrom.sys - ...

CDrom not detected in BIOS

After I plug in PnP Sound Card ess1868 i finally got sound but I lost CDrom. Sounds like an IRQ conflict.

I have old computer Compaq Deskpro PII 450 Mhz with integrated sound card Ess Audiodrive (not working), and CDrom (working).

When I plug out my PNP sound card cdrom is detected just fine. Bios cannot detect my cdrom anymore. What can I do to solve my problem?

CDROM drives (two of) not detected in BIOS

Here is what I've done so far to make it clear what I'm asking:

1) I was getting ready to format the PC for a fresh start. The hard drive was ready for Windows.

4) I rebooted, half expecting the CDROM drives to be back, but they weren't.

5) I now have a PC with a formatted hard disk, no operating system, and (apparently) no CDROM drives. I booted from Floppy and used fdisk to kill the partition, then formatted it afresh. When I booted and went into BIOS, the hard drive had moved from Primary Master to Secondary Master, but all other slots were still not doing anything at all.

They've used it for about a year and it's quite a mess. The problem is that the two CDROM drives (one DVD and one CDRW) are not being detected in BIOS. There were many problems; the CDROM drives weren't being detected in Windows OR in BIOS, even though they had been previously (they just suddenly disappeared) and the computer was littered with viruses.

2) I read that a problem like this could be caused by burning software like Easy CD Creator.

I'm having trouble getting my parents' computer going. I replaced the data cables in the machine, to the same effect. I basically need to get the CDROM drives back and install windows. I uninstalled the program, but I didn't do any intense registry editing, as I was planning to format anyway and thought it would make no difference.

3) I assumed that the two CDROM drives were physically working, as ...

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...

Solved: Just out of a sudden, my CDROM isn't detected by BIOS anymore

No changes were made to the system or hardware. Please, if someone have an idea on what I could try to solve this problem, I would be very grateful. System:

Motherboard MSI K8N Master2-FAR (MS-9620)
Chipset (nvidia nForce Professional 2200)
Award BIOS typ Phoenix - Award WorkstationBIOS v6.00PG
Windows XP professional sp 3
amd opteron dual core x2
2047 gb ram

First start with the easy steps::

hardware checking... > DONE

bios settings (very important)...??

Do as they say

It is set as master on IDE 1

I have:

tried reseating cables

tried a new cable

I have tried a brand new drive

I have tried it on IDE 2

Nothing is working. have a look, first try load fail-safe defaults, save and exit, then try load optimized defaults, save and exit. both not working, try the following...
page 3 NB!! NB!! NB!!

CDROM is not getting detected in the system after updated BIOS and Embeded Controller

Attach the drive to your system. Then go into bios F1 and check, if your able changing the boot sequence to usb drive and try to flash from external drive.Message Edited by Agotthelf on 26-11-2008 08:12 AM

And, I am sure it is not an OS related problem coz. But to my surprise, after successful upgrade my CD-RW/DVD drive stoped getting recongnised in the system at BIOS level.

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.

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
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 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.

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.

Bios SATA 1 device not detected

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".

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.

Maxtor SATA HDD not detected in ASUS BIOS

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.

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. 

External Sata Hd detected in windows, not in BIOS

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.

New SATA drives recognised by BIOS but not detected by Vista

They are picked up in the BIOS just fine, but Vista can't see them.

What it says on the tin, really. Everything that should be enabled is enabled.

I should stress that this is NOT a RAID setup - I just want two extra HDs. Please, help needed on making Vista detect these drives

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

They don't show up in Disk Management or the Device Manager, so I can't format them or do anything with them. I've looked through the manual and the BIOS very thoroughly, but I can't find anything wrong.

SATA drive neither detected in Windows or BIOS or startup

I tried booting normally again.. no drive detected, not even the error message!So I tried to plug the hard drive on my desktop computer but it could not be detected in the BIOS and in Windows. Hay!My friend's laptop had a windows file corrupt (Error message before Windows starts about HAL.DLL) so I booted up with Ubuntu to correct that but I could not see the hard drive and could not mount it.

Solved: SATA drive detected in BIOS but not visible

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)

Drives show up!

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
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
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...

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