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Windows 7: Sata drive not showing up


21 Aug 2010   #1

Windows 7 & Xp sp3
 
 
Sata drive not showing up

Hello, I am wondering why my sata drive wont show up in windows 7, its has xp installed on it but I pulled it out of one machine and put it into my pc with Windows 7 installed and nothing???

asus p5p800 mobo


Dan

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21 Aug 2010   #2

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

Does it show up in the BIOS setup ?

How about Computer Management Disk Management


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21 Aug 2010   #3

Windows 7 & Xp sp3
 
 

No its not showing up in the disk management window
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21 Aug 2010   #4

Windows 7 Pro X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by danbeaulieu View Post
Hello, I am wondering why my sata drive wont show up in windows 7, its has xp installed on it but I pulled it out of one machine and put it into my pc with Windows 7 installed and nothing???

asus p5p800 mobo


Dan
I don't understand what you're trying to do.

If I read this correctly, you have a PC with Windows 7 installed. (Is that on a SATA HD?) When you try to attach a SATA HD to it, which is actually an XP OS disk, it's not seen in Disk Management.

How about in the BIOS? You should be able to see the physical discs that are attached.
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21 Aug 2010   #5

Windows 7 & Xp sp3
 
 

I have a setup with xp installed on a sata.
I have a setup with Windows 7 installed on an IDE.

I would like to put the sata drive from the xp system into the windows 7 setup to transfer files then format. The sata (xp) drive doesn't show up in (Windows 7 unit) bios.

So tomorrow morning I am going to try to flash the mobo with the latest bios, I'll keep you posted.
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22 Aug 2010   #6

Windows 7 & Xp sp3
 
 

Flashed the Mobo with the latest bios and still no sata drive. Just fyi, I have an empty 720 gb sata as well which wont show up either.

Any ideas?
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22 Aug 2010   #7

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Hi danbeaulieu and Welcome to Seven Forums

Here's a suggestion, unplug the ide drive, put the sata in with the xp os boot and go strait into bios and make sure the sata is turned on boot up, then come back and let us know if that worked and we proceed to the next step
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22 Aug 2010   #8

Windows 7 & Xp sp3
 
 

Thanks for your help guys... I wound up switching power supplies and it booted right up. My 320 gb hd with xp on it works fine... However, the 720 gb drive clicks and then winds down. Once I make it into windows it doesn't show up at all. So I am sure that drive is screwed.
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22 Aug 2010   #9

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Did you also turn on the second sata in bios
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22 Aug 2010   #10

Windows 7 & Xp sp3
 
 

no, I only have 1 sata cable at the moment so I just unplugged the 320 and switched it with the 750.
I made up an RMA through Seagate.
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