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Windows 7: Third internal sata not shown


24 Jul 2011   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
Third internal sata not shown

I installed a 3rd sata internal drive, from my old computer, in new Dell Windows 7 32bit. Windows will not recognize it. Tried rescan disc in disc manager no luck. Turned computer off and on several times no luck.
Any ideas?
Thanks


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24 Jul 2011   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

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I will shut down and enter BIOS. I believe that is how to do it.


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24 Jul 2011   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

I went into setup and the drive did not show in boot list.
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24 Jul 2011   #5

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Check all the cable are good.
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24 Jul 2011   #6

Windows 7 Pro x64 (1), Win7 Pro X64 / WinXP Pro x86 on (2)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JIMT View Post
I went into setup and the drive did not show in boot list.
As was suggested, have you checked or changed all cables... SATA (data) as well as power supply cable going to the new drive? All connectors pressed in firmly, to drive and motherboard?

Maybe just for an experiment, swap the known-working data/power cables that go to your second SATA drive, temporarily connecting them to your new third drive. Again, get into BIOS setup at boot time and see if the third drive is now visible in the HD list and/or boot sequence configuration for choosing.

Is there a BIOS setting that limits or sets the max number of active SATA connectors on the mobo?
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24 Jul 2011   #7

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

I think maybe you are right about the cable. It started to recognize the drive and then it stopped. I am going to buy a new cable and try it again.
The drive has never shown in the BIOS.
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25 Jul 2011   #8

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

The hard drive is not initialized. When I tried to initialized it said cyclic redundancy error. The drive does not have a letter so I can not access the drive. Should I just throw away the drive?

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25 Jul 2011   #9

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Try Initializing the disk.

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25 Jul 2011   #10

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

When I tried to initialized before it said cyclic redundancy error. Now the initialize choice will not react to the right click.
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