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

14 Jul 2014   #41
Oh Great One

Windows 8.1 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DocBrown View Post
I think we need to get that new WD HD back to looking raw like out of the package. NO partitions or formatting. Make a Partition Wizard CD or run Partition Wizard from the other computer to wipe it clean.


Partition Wizard : Use the Bootable CD
There were no partitions or formatting, I used the "Delete" option, not formatting or anything else. It is completely raw. it has exact space as it is supposed to.

Will the jumper work?


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14 Jul 2014   #42
Anshad Edavana

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Hi

There is no jumper configuration seems to be printed on the label. But the jumper settings are pretty common for all WD disks. Please short pin 5 and 6 using the jumper (OPT 1 Enabled ).

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14 Jul 2014   #43
DocBrown

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

I just found this:

Cause:

Our SATA II hard drives use autospeed negotiation. This enables our SATA II drives to automatically detect the motherboard data transfer rate, making it backward compatible with SATA I data transfer rates. However, some older SATA I controllers are unable to support autospeed negotiation and cannot recognize the drive. This “drive not detected” condition occurs when a chipset is incapable of correctly negotiating the data transfer speed with a SATA II hard drive.



Solution:
  • You can purchase and install a third party PCI or PCI-Express Second Generation Serial ATA controller card for your Serial ATA hard drive(s).
  • To lock the drive at 150 MB/s data transfer rate install a jumper shunt on pins 5-6 (OPT1), shown in the picture below. (Only available on 3.5 inch (Desktop) size drives)
  • If the OPT1 jumper setting does not resolve the issue, please Contact Us for additional assistance.
OPT1 Enabled:




Problems encountered installing SATA 3.0 Gb/s hard drives on SATA 1.5 Gb/s controllers
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14 Jul 2014   #44
Oh Great One

Windows 8.1 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Anshad Edavana View Post
Hi

There is no jumper configuration seems to be printed on the label. But the jumper settings are pretty common for all WD disks. Please short pin 5 and 6 using the jumper (OPT 1 Enabled ).



Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DocBrown View Post
I just found this:

Cause:

Our SATA II hard drives use autospeed negotiation. This enables our SATA II drives to automatically detect the motherboard data transfer rate, making it backward compatible with SATA I data transfer rates. However, some older SATA I controllers are unable to support autospeed negotiation and cannot recognize the drive. This “drive not detected” condition occurs when a chipset is incapable of correctly negotiating the data transfer speed with a SATA II hard drive.



Solution:
  • You can purchase and install a third party PCI or PCI-Express Second Generation Serial ATA controller card for your Serial ATA hard drive(s).
  • To lock the drive at 150 MB/s data transfer rate install a jumper shunt on pins 5-6 (OPT1), shown in the picture below. (Only available on 3.5 inch (Desktop) size drives)
  • If the OPT1 jumper setting does not resolve the issue, please Contact Us for additional assistance.
OPT1 Enabled:




Problems encountered installing SATA 3.0 Gb/s hard drives on SATA 1.5 Gb/s controllers

Okay guys, here goes nothing.
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14 Jul 2014   #45
Anshad Edavana

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

There is another issue. WD5000AZLX is actually a SATA 3 drive ( 6gb/s ). Probably it won't support work in SATA 1 mode. Shorting jumper will cause it to work on SATA 2 mode but not SATA 1.
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14 Jul 2014   #46
Oh Great One

Windows 8.1 64bit
 
 

So basically, this drive wont work with this motherboard correct?
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14 Jul 2014   #47
DocBrown

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

Probably, that why I suggested a 500GB IDE HD

I have several older machines with them installed.
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14 Jul 2014   #48
Anshad Edavana

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote:
So basically, this drive wont work with this motherboard correct?
Most probably not. There are also additional issues as well. This "Chipset" is not supported in "Windows 7". You can install "Win 7" but on board VGA controller won't be supported. It means you might not be able to set native resolution on LCD monitor. Also the lack of video driver will cause issues when playing videos. Buying an IDE HDD is not a good idea when considering the age of this MoBo.




Have you tried the jumper ?.
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14 Jul 2014   #49
Oh Great One

Windows 8.1 64bit
 
 

I am trying jumper right now, the BIOS doesn't tell you if there are Hard Drives read. Therefore, I use the Windows Install to tell me if it reads the Hard Drive.
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14 Jul 2014   #50
Oh Great One

Windows 8.1 64bit
 
 

Nope, can't find it, looks like my 500GB WD SATA Hard Drive was a waste, unless I get a new motherboard + CPU.
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