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Windows 7: Motherboard doesn't recognize HDD, boot error.

07 May 2015   #1
Lunny

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Motherboard doesn't recognize HDD, boot error.

Hello guys,

I have a PC i use for gaming, recently it wouldn't boot and the error:

Reboot and select proper boot device
or insert boot media in selected boot device and press a key.


I tried the HDD on another PC and it works (pc won't boot but it tries to repair OS, probably due to different components). We also tried another HDD on it and it didn't work either. It doesn't show up in BIOS boot priority. The DVD that's also connected with SATA shows up, but the HDD doesn't.

PC spec:

CPU Core i5-4460 Quad 3.2GHz LGA 1150 6MB BOX
MB : H81M-S2PH LGA1150 DDR3 1600MHz SATA3 USB3.0
DIMM : 8GB DDR3 1600Mhz
HDD : 3.5" 500GB Toshiba SATA3 7200rpm 32MB
VGA: PCX GeForce GTX750Ti 2GB DDR5 2xHDMI/2xDVI/ DX12 w/Boost
DVD RW: +/- 24x Black SATA SH224
ATX : Midi Tower Case Matrix MX-01 w/ 700W PSU Black

We have 4 other PC with exactly the same configuration, and they work flawlessly.

Please advice.


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07 May 2015   #2
jimroad471

win 7 pro 32 bit
 
 

i had same trouble with my dell and i pulled the cmos battery and that seemed to do the trick. good luck
jim
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07 May 2015   #3
Lunny

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jimroad471 View Post
i had same trouble with my dell and i pulled the cmos battery and that seemed to do the trick. good luck
jim
I tried that last night without success. I held the battery out for 5 min, and put it back again.
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07 May 2015   #4
Lunny

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

No help?

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07 May 2015   #5
Mellon Head

Win 7 Pro x64/Win 10 Pro x64 dual boot
 
 

If the HDD works on another computer, and swapping in an HDD into the affected computer doesn't work either, then that tells me that you might have either a bad SATA cable, or a bad SATA port.

Is it possible for you to try another cable? And another port on the motherboard? Most have several, so it shouldn't be an issue for your board.

Give those things a try and report back, please.
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08 May 2015   #6
Lunny

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

The motherboard has 4 ports, 2 black and 2 white ones. There's currently 2 SATA cables connected to the white ports, one for the HDD and one for the DVDRW. The DVDRW cable/port works fine, i tried switching that to the HDD but it didn't work there. The other ports also didn't work.
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08 May 2015   #7
Lunny

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

SOLVED:

The power cable connected to the HDD from the Power Supply was slightly damaged, i had another PS around so i replaced it and everything works fine.
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