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Motherboard Will Not See Hard Drive

By Super_IT_Mom ·
I pull a working hard drive out of my PC and replace it with a larger drive. The PC would not see the new hard drive anywhere. When I put the original, working hard drive back in, the PC would not see it, either. I swapped out the cable. That did not work. I only have one HDD controller on the motherboard. I checked jumper settings. They were fine. I upgraded the motherboard BIOS. What do I need to do to get the motherboard to see the hard drive? Thank you.

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by dmiles In reply to Motherboard Will Not See ...

Boot computer,when the startup screen appears,press designated key to enter Setup,locate the HDD configuration and see if the setting listed as Auto and LBA
You can manual set the hard drive configuration or use the hard ddrive auto detect in the right pane,when finished
Exit and Save

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by cwdunn In reply to Motherboard Will Not See ...

You may want to also check your jumpers on the hard drive, alternating them from master to slave to cable select. This has worked for me in the past when trying to get a stubborn IDE controller to work.

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by sgt_shultz In reply to Motherboard Will Not See ...

consider a Promise add-in HDD controller. only about $30 and will improve performance...

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by jkaras In reply to Motherboard Will Not See ...

What OS were on either hdd? What were the hardware specifics of hdd and mobo, processor? Give more details to better assist.

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by donmars In reply to Motherboard Will Not See ...

Since the once working hard drive is now not working when you put it back in, I think it is safe to assume some kind of failure or damage. Check the connector for the hard drive on the motherboard carefully for bent pins.

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