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Windows 7: New Hard Drive Not Recognized During Boot-Up or Windows 7 Installation

13 Jul 2014   #11
Oh Great One

Windows 8.1 64bit
 
 

One of the first top pictures is the: Integrated Peripherals>VIA OnChip IDE Device
Here is the menu for the Integrated Peripherals, PnP/PCI Config., and Standard CMOS Features.




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13 Jul 2014   #12
DocBrown

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

What choices do you have when Press Enter for the "VIA OnChip IDE DEvice" ?
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13 Jul 2014   #13
Oh Great One

Windows 8.1 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Anshad Edavana View Post
KM400-M2 is an old motherboard. I have seen old boards which are having difficulty to recognize new SATA 3GB/s or 6GB/s disks. They will recognize old 1.5 GB/s drives (SATA 1) happily. Since your HDD is a WD one, it may have an option to set the disk to SATA 1 compatibility mode.



In the above example, shorting pins 5 and 6 using a jumper will make the disk to enter in SATA 1 compatibility mode. Check if your HDD has a feature like that.
I will check that out.
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13 Jul 2014   #14
Oh Great One

Windows 8.1 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DocBrown View Post
What choices do you have when Press Enter for the "VIA OnChip IDE DEvice" ?
Here is the OnChip IDE Device Options.


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13 Jul 2014   #15
Oh Great One

Windows 8.1 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Anshad Edavana View Post
KM400-M2 is an old motherboard. I have seen old boards which are having difficulty to recognize new SATA 3GB/s or 6GB/s disks. They will recognize old 1.5 GB/s drives (SATA 1) happily. Since your HDD is a WD one, it may have an option to set the disk to SATA 1 compatibility mode.

An example :




In the above example, shorting pins 5 and 6 using a jumper will make the disk to enter in SATA 1 compatibility mode. Check if your HDD has a feature like that.
Will I need to change my SATA 2 data cable to SATA 1 then?

EDIT: Or will just a SATA 1 cable fix my problem?
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13 Jul 2014   #16
DocBrown

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

Data cable should be basically the same. Did you get a manual with the motherboard ? It may have info about the AHCI setup menu.
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13 Jul 2014   #17
Oh Great One

Windows 8.1 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DocBrown View Post
Data cable should be basically the same. Did you get a manual with the motherboard ? It may have info about the AHCI setup menu.
There is an online manual under the link on my first post. There is nothing in it with ACHI.
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13 Jul 2014   #18
DocBrown

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

I just scanned the manual quickly, I don't see it either.

I have to get to bed now, My son & I have a 4 hr drive in the monring to look at a 1940 Plymoth DeLorean

I'll check in tomorrow afternoon or evening.
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13 Jul 2014   #19
Oh Great One

Windows 8.1 64bit
 
 

Im heading to bed too, gotta be up in 7 hours for beach day and a date haha. I appreciate your help, talk to you soon! Have fun with your son!
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13 Jul 2014   #20
gregrocker

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Oh Great One View Post
The motherboard is IDE and SATA, and the new hard drives only have SATA connections of course. So, I purchased a power supply SATA adapter and I have a SATA cable running to the motherboard in the first SATA spot (SATA 1 [total of 2 slots]). The BIOS does not tell you which hard drives are recognized, but it allows you to have an initial bootup of first/second/third.


Plug the drive you want to install upon directly to SATA1 port alone.

The drive should be detected somewhere in BIOS setup, normally under SATA devices or in the BIOS Boot priority order. It may have its model or serial number to google. If it's not detected then it needs to be reinstalled until it is.

As Doc suggested set SATA controller (where you enabled SATA) to AHCI first to try it.
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