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Windows 7: Motherboard sata ports won't work


24 Dec 2009   #1

windows 7
 
 
Motherboard sata ports won't work

well i bought everything and im having trouble with my motherboard. Everything turns on fine the screen shows the bios and stuff but none of the sata ports on the motherboard are working. GA-MA785GT-UD3H sata ports not working my hdd wont show and my cd rom drive wont open as well what do i do

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24 Dec 2009   #2
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Farbods0, and welcome to Seven Forums.

On page 49 of your motherboard's manual (PDF file), check in BIOS to make sure that you have the Onchip SATA controller enabled with the type set to AHCI.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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24 Dec 2009   #3

windows 7
 
 

If that does work because I'm not at my computer righ now how do I boot from my USB I put the iso image on it but what is the USB called at the front of the antec 902, case
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25 Dec 2009   #4
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

On page 47 of your motherboard's manual as reference, you would just need to make sure that the USB drive is listed first in the boot order, then the HDD. Sometimes you may need to reverse that boot order if during the first reboot during the installation it boots from the USB drive again instead of continuing with the installation.

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25 Dec 2009   #5

windows 7
 
 

Yeah but for me there is like USB_ hdd USB_cd ext
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25 Dec 2009   #6
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

You should be able to use the Hard Disk option for the HDD, and USB-HDD for a USB drive.
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25 Dec 2009   #7

windows 7
 
 

Okay I did it and still it won't work
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25 Dec 2009   #8
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

You might check to see if the HDD and CD drive works while connected to another computer to help rule out if they are bad or not.
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25 Dec 2009   #9

windows 7
 
 

Yes i connected it to another computer and they worked
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25 Dec 2009   #10
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Well, since you have the SATA ports enabled in BIOS, it looks like you may have a defective motherboard.
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