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Windows 7: Motherboard sata ports won't work

25 Dec 2009   #21
farbods0

windows 7
 
 

nope i think my hdd is just DOA and that really sucks because i wanted to use it for christmas and try out my 5870


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25 Dec 2009   #22
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by farbods0 View Post
nope i think my hdd is just DOA and that really sucks because i wanted to use it for christmas and try out my 5870
Oh, I thought that you said it worked when connected to another computer.
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25 Dec 2009   #23
Adrian

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by farbods0 View Post
nope i think my hdd is just DOA and that really sucks because i wanted to use it for christmas and try out my 5870
I'm confused here, did you not type that the SATA connection was bad, and that you tried the drive on another pc?
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25 Dec 2009   #24
farbods0

windows 7
 
 

Yeah I did but apparently it was the old drive in the computer =(
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25 Dec 2009   #25
Adrian

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by farbods0 View Post
Yeah I did but apparently it was the old drive in the computer =(
So your issue no longer exists?
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25 Dec 2009   #26
farbods0

windows 7
 
 

well my issue is still there its just that no one can do anything about it because its defective
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25 Dec 2009   #27
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by farbods0 View Post
well my issue is still there its just that no one can do anything about it because its defective
When you have it connected to another computer, check in Disk Management to make sure that the hard drive has been initialized and formated on it. A brand new hard drive is usually blank and has not been inialized or formated yet. This could be why it will not show up on a new system like this. Next, try it again to see if shows up with your motherboard.
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26 Dec 2009   #28
farbods0

windows 7
 
 

bought the new hard drive but whenever i do boot from usb_Hdd it still boots from harddrive.
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27 Dec 2009   #29
Adrian

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by farbods0 View Post
bought the new hard drive but whenever i do boot from usb_Hdd it still boots from harddrive.
Farbods, If you are telling us that you bought a new hard drive and its USB, when you boot since the internal C drive is first boot thats in the first order of priority.
The USB drive has not been configured as a bootable drive so it will load up as a secondary /additional drive designated "D" drive.
In order to use the USB drive as a flash or you have executables that need to load after the bios posts before it boot straps and loads the OS you must make your USB drive bootable or go to your bios and change out the boot priority to your USB drive.

Best Regards from your friends at Windows 7 Support,
Adrian
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27 Dec 2009   #30
jradicle11

windows 7/windows xp/windows vista
 
 

I'm actually having a similar problem. I have the same motherboard i believe, Gigabyta MA785GT-UDH3. When installing windows 7, it won't recognize my hard drive. Also, whatever I have plugged into the SATA0 port won't show up in my bios. Be sure to switch the SATA ports. I thought my hard drive was defective but it could be my motherboard.

On a side note, I was able to run the boot from a USB drive but still reached the same not recognizing hard drive thing.
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