Sata drive not showing up in win7


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    windows 7
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    Sata drive not showing up in win7


    I have an older asrock dual sata board, bought a hard 250gb barracuda drive, installed it. It shows up in the bios as working, shows up on post as enabled, but does not show up in windows 7. I read around and also tried to assign a drive number to it, but it does not show up there either.

    I have tried running it in IDE mode and still get nothing. but I tested the drive in an xp system and it works fine. On one restart after installing the drive it said it needed ULi SATA/RAID Controller (M1689/M1695) driver. I got them, but they wouldn't install, but then I ran them in vista mode, however they didn't fix the issue. Anyone have anything else I can try?
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  2. Posts : 113
    windows 7 ultimate final Office 2007,27 Quad IMAC vm 7 64 bit
       #2

    Try right click on computer, manage, disk management and enable the drive.
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    Win 8 Release candidate 8400
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    frausty7 said:
    I have an older asrock dual sata board, bought a hard 250gb barracuda drive, installed it. It shows up in the bios as working, shows up on post as enabled, but does not show up in windows 7. I read around and also tried to assign a drive number to it, but it does not show up there either.

    I have tried running it in IDE mode and still get nothing. but I tested the drive in an xp system and it works fine. On one restart after installing the drive it said it needed ULi SATA/RAID Controller (M1689/M1695) driver. I got them, but they wouldn't install, but then I ran them in vista mode, however they didn't fix the issue. Anyone have anything else I can try?
    Frausty

    What was the drive formated as (ntfs)?

    It might be a permissions problem see here http://support.microsoft.com/kb/308421

    Ken
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  4. Posts : 3
    windows 7
    Thread Starter
       #4

    I haven't formatted it yet, figured I would do that in windows once I got it installed. Also I tried to assign a letter ut it doesn't show up there
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  5. Posts : 213
    Windows 7 x64
       #5

    Are you able to show us a screenshot of what it shows in device manager? Does Windows update offer any driver downloads for you?
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  6. Posts : 3
    windows 7
    Thread Starter
       #6

    I fixed it by unplugging all my other drives, sticking my xp disk in and when windows set up came up, formatted the drive into ntfs.
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  7. Posts : 11
    Windows 7 Ultimate
       #7

    fireman604 said:
    Try right click on computer, manage, disk management and enable the drive.
    Thanks, Fireman...
    I thought the newly added unformatted would show in the bios (it did) as well as
    listed in 'My Computer. MIA in My Computer. I was perplexed? Your post...go to Disk management... quickly remedied the problem and once it was formatted it appeared with a new Drive letter.
    Thanks...
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