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Windows 7: Need help with my Mainboard.

17 Mar 2010   #1

Windows 7 RTM x64
 
 
Need help with my Mainboard.

I dont know exacly when or how this happened but it seems like sata ports 4 and 5 out of the total 6 has stopped showing up its connected hdd's in windows even tho they are visible in the bios.

i have taken picture of my bios settings and bios post check at startup and the device manager inside windows, please help me.

These drives works perfecly if i plug them in using a usb hdd chassi so there's nothing wrong with the drives.

also, please help me to ensure i have the optimal bios settings configured as i dont fully understand them all and the manual doesn't help explain anything.

I am using windows 7 x64, latest updates and all. my motherboard is a Gigabyte, the modell and BIOS version is listed in the pictures i included, i have the latest bios from 1 year ago, beta.

i went to intels website and downloaded infinst911autol and installed it, now i got a bit different case in the device manager update screenshot after the installation, but it still didnt do anything.

I just bought a new hdd and plugged it in, when i booted up the computer did not activate any installation for new found harddrive and it doesn't show up in disk managment. I tried troubleshooting and it tried reinstalling but it didnt work, got some error message.

In the second bios post boot image why does the 2 IDE drives show up there with the new SATA drive and not with the other drives in the first post bios image? The IDE drives are working in windows as are 4 sata drives but not the other 2 sata drives for ports 4-5 on the mainboard. however they cant be broken since they show up in the bios, right?

The black&white picture i added, nr1 marked red, when i set that as AHCI and reboot, the computer never gets passed the second post bios screen, i have to reset the mainboard CMOS to even be able to do anything, i can't access bios settings.

The second marked in red, what does this do? and why do i have to activate this before i install windows, if i do after i get a BSOD as seen in the picture. Is this setting even important?




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17 Mar 2010   #2

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Try updating the driver:


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17 Mar 2010   #3

 
 

Edit - I can't read.

Did you try hitting the "Load optimized defaults" in the BIOS?

These hard drives used to show up on those ports before? Have you mixed and matched cables to eliminate the possibility of a faulty cable.
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17 Mar 2010   #4

Windows 7 RTM x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theog View Post
Try updating the driver:
I did, windows says the best driver is already installed.
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17 Mar 2010   #5

Windows 7 RTM x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TGSoldier View Post
Edit - I can't read.

Did you try hitting the "Load optimized defaults" in the BIOS?

These hard drives used to show up on those ports before? Have you mixed and matched cables to eliminate the possibility of a faulty cable.
I used @BIOS to download and flash install the latest bios which turned out to be the same version as i already have, doing that it did flash it and set it as load optimized settings...
but using that setting, why is S.M.A.R.T. turned off in the bios? i would think this is a good thing and turned on by default.

These ports used to work before, I am trying different SATA cables but it doesn't seem to work.
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17 Mar 2010   #6

Windows 7
 
 

So tehy don't work in AHCI or IDE mode? ALso you may have a "Boot Priority" AND a "Boot Disks" option, did you check for that?
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