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Windows 7: Win7 "No Drives found" SATA drive

25 Mar 2011   #11
TCG

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DocBrown View Post
Here is something to check quickly:

Re-seat the SATA power cable & SATA Data cable on the Seagate HD & on the MB.

Does the HD show up in the bios setup ?
Agreed, you could also go one step further with this and plug it into an alternate SATA header(if available) on the motherboard, then check bios to see if it is showing up.


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25 Mar 2011   #12
gregrocker

 

If you can get the HD to show up in BIOS after trying Doc's steps, then run Seatools extended diagnostics/repair CD scan: SeaTools Seagate

Let us know the results.
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26 Mar 2011   #13
LDee

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DocBrown View Post
Here is something to check quickly:

Re-seat the SATA power cable & SATA Data cable on the Seagate HD & on the MB.

Does the HD show up in the bios setup ?

Excuse me, I had to go on a mission.

I have yet to re-seat cables.

I don't know where the HD shows up in the BIOS. Where do I look?
Standard CMOS shows no SATA, only Primary IDE = Not Detected
Integrated periperals? What line?
I got the feeling that means it's not showing up.
Where would it show up, so I can check after re-seating cables?
I'll get to that re-seating job.
Thx
10-4

Re-seated HD connections - no effect. Oops, didn't re-seat MB.
Back later.
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26 Mar 2011   #14
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Go to page 28 of the manual, Using BIOS.

You can download manual from acurasd link in post 5.
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26 Mar 2011   #15
LDee

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theog View Post
Go to page 28 of the manual, Using BIOS.

You can download manual from acurasd link in post 5.

I finally found the manual. http://www.ecs.com.tw/dlfile/manual/...(1.0B)_low.pdf
Standard CMOS Setup shows no hard drives detected. Only the CDROM on Primary IDE Slave.
I don't know how to access the "Standard CMOS Setup" displayed on p.28
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26 Mar 2011   #16
LDee

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

While re-seating the HD connections, I noticed the signal wire on the HD seating was loose.

I could see a tiny nick in the plastic next to the connection, and it seems as though some plastic above or below the 7-prong connection may be missing, as the prongs were just exposed above and below.

I tried to secure the connection with a little shim to keep it tighter in the socket area. There was no change in drive recognition of course.

Any comments on whether this is enough to trash a drive and produce the results I have, i.e. no hd detection. Seems plausible to me.

I guess I'm in the market for a HD. Any suggestions. SATA vs IDE?

Any possibitlity to recover data from such a damaged drive? The damage seem so slight, I would think it repairable. Maybe not.

Thanks everyone for you help.
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26 Mar 2011   #17
DocBrown

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

Do you have any spare / extra SATA Data cables you can swap out to see if your nicked cable is bad ?
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26 Mar 2011   #18
LDee

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DocBrown View Post
Do you have any spare / extra SATA Data cables you can swap out to see if your nicked cable is bad ?

It wasn't the cable that was nicked, it was the seating on the HD that showed a nick on the edge.
I don't have any cable anyway.
Thx
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26 Mar 2011   #19
DocBrown

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

I had a student bring me a 80gb SATA HD that had all the plastic broken away from the 7 pin area on the HD. I think because they were trying to force the data cable onto the connection the wrong way. When putting a new data cable on the right way, it was too loose to make a solid connection. So I plugged the HD into a Rosewill HD docking unit. The fit was tight & secure for the data pins. Then connected it to the desktop to recover all the important data files.

Newegg.com - Rosewill RX-DUS100 2.5" & 3.5" SATA to USB2.0 & eSATA Hard Drive Docking Station


Not sure if your HD is in this bad of shape, so I would like to see some other members ideas as why it still might be detected.

If it comes down to a new HD, go with a SATA HD as that is the new standard. IDE HDs are slowly getting phased out.


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26 Mar 2011   #20
LDee

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DocBrown View Post
I had a student bring me a 80gb SATA HD that had all the plastic broken away from the 7 pin area on the HD. I think because they were trying to force the data cable onto the connection the wrong way. When putting a new data cable on the right way, it was too loose to make a solid connection. So I plugged the HD into a Rosewill HD docking unit. The fit was tight & secure for the data pins. Then connected it to the desktop to recover all the important data files.

Newegg.com - Rosewill RX-DUS100 2.5" & 3.5" SATA to USB2.0 & eSATA Hard Drive Docking Station


Not sure if your HD is in this bad of shape, so I would like to see some other members ideas as why it still might be detected.

If it comes down to a new HD, go with a SATA HD as that is the new standard. IDE HDs are slowly getting phased out.

Thanks for the docking unit suggestion. I don't have another SATA HD to compare it to, but I think is "that bad." I'm gonna run the HD&cable by a tech store to compare, to another.
Thank you again.
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