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Windows 7: New hard drive powers up and spins but does not show up in bios


01 Jan 2011   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
 
 
New hard drive powers up and spins but does not show up in bios

Hi all
I have a 4 year old e systems ei 214 desktop pc with 2 gig of ram and windows 7 ultimate 32bit on it.
Today I went out and brought a seagate 750gb SATA hard drive for it. (as i am slowly building it up)
The mother bored is an IDE so i had to buy this.
IDE to SATA or SATA to IDE Adaptor : Internal SATA Cables : Maplin
I installed all of the cables into the right places and when you boot up the PC the new hard drive powers on and spins up but bios or windows can not find it.
I would really appreciate it if someone would help me because i currently have a 100gb hard drive and it is filling up very fast.
Many thanks
Ashley


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01 Jan 2011   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

We need more system information Bios version etc.

That old of a system will probably more then likely require a Bios Update. Make sure you register your new hardware the warranties you get with them are worth registering, You wont lose your warranty if u don't register but it makes it easier so you don't have to take the case apart to get the numbers off if you have a warranty claim.
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01 Jan 2011   #3

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A lot of those IDE to SATA adapter do not work, if you are using the new HD for DATA, try a Serial ATA RAID PCI Card
Serial ATA RAID PCI Card : PCI : Maplin
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01 Jan 2011   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theog View Post
A lot of those IDE to SATA adapter do not work, if you are using the new HD for DATA, try a Serial ATA RAID PCI Card
Serial ATA RAID PCI Card : PCI : Maplin
Agreed best option anyway is a Serial ATA Raid card.
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02 Jan 2011   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
 
 

Hi everyone
Thank you for replying to me but i turned on my PC and bios found my new drive!
Thanks anyways for you support.
Ashley
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02 Jan 2011   #6

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That is good news.
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02 Jan 2011   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Good deal
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