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Windows 7: Windows 7 Not detecting new hard drive

26 Jan 2011   #11

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If you plug in your old Hd in, can BIOS find?

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26 Jan 2011   #12

Windows 7 Home premium 32 bit

Well I just thew in another hard drive and it read it so I think mine is bad?
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26 Jan 2011   #13
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Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit SP1

Also, you said you changed your sata cable, did you change the power connection from your power supply to the drive as well?
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26 Jan 2011   #14

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Looking that way.
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26 Jan 2011   #15
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Unplug all other HD's, plug new HD into SATA1.

Next change SATA controller to AHCI. What are the avalable choices?

Do you have the latest BIOS version update?
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26 Jan 2011   #16

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1

I'm running a Seagate 1TB Barracuda. My bios auto detects new sata devices check if your bios has an auto detect setting.

You can download SeaTools but I can't see much point in proceeding if your BIOS cannot detect the HDD.

Edit: I was thinking of upgrading my HDD firmware to CC46 I think after reading this I won't bother! There may be something here that helps you
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