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Windows 7: Bios see's sata drive but windows doesn't?

19 Oct 2013   #11
0Gravity

Windows 7 Pro 64
 
 

They are both sata drives with sata cables but were installed in sata-ide mode.... sorry for not clarifying that.


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19 Oct 2013   #12
essenbe

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Pro X64/Linux Mint
 
 

Most bios's it will be listed as sata controllers in the advanced section, or it could be listed in something like on board connections. This is a sata drive and connections. Make sure they are connected securely on both ends. Here is a sata drive and the connections. The wide connection is the sata power connector and the narrow one is the sata data connection. Make sure they are both fully seated. The pictures have the drive right side up and the connections just have it turned over.

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Bios see's sata drive but windows doesn't?-sata-drive-connections.jpg


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19 Oct 2013   #13
essenbe

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Pro X64/Linux Mint
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by 0Gravity View Post
They are both sata drives with sata cables but were installed in sata-ide mode.... sorry for not clarifying that.
That's OK. It is OK to install them in IDE mode. That should cause no problems. In bios, which drive is listed as 1st boot device? Set it to your hard drive and leave your controller in IDE mode for now. If you change the controller, the computer will not boot.
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20 Oct 2013   #14
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Windows 7 Pro 64
 
 

OK, the HDD is the 1st boot device, and both the data and power cable are seated properly.
Last night b4 going to a Halloween party I decided to try something, so I booted into that "mini xp" mode and used the Seagate drive tool to clone my original drive onto the new drive, when I got home I shut it down and swapped drives out, it booted into windows fine, did the whole "installing new device" routine which ended up failing again and listing the new drive in device manager as an "unknown device"... but I could see the whole 2TB volume in file manager... UNTIL...I rebooted... Then the system refuses to boot into windows until I reinstall the original HD! I just don't get it and it is really starting to piss me off...lol
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20 Oct 2013   #15
DocBrown

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

Try running Startup Repair from the install DVD 3 separate times with just the new HD as the 1st boot device. All other HD's disconnected. It sounds like you have boot files linked accross different HD's.
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23 Oct 2013   #16
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Windows 7 Pro 64
 
 

I ended up having to do a fresh install of windows to fix my problem, I must have had some corrupt files!
Thanks for the suggestions to try to help with this!
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