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Originally Posted by Boinz View Post

WAIT, this will sound weird, some bios have a sata compatibility mode, either seeing the sata as IDE legacy, native, or AHCI. Check there really quick.
Yeah with older drives AHCI will cause problems.
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post #12 of 63
It's because the drive hasn't been assigned a drive letter. Start Windows -> Start Menu -> Disk Management -> Right click on the drive and assign it a letter. It's an old problem and an old solution for a very antiquated drive "lettering" system thank Windows years and years ago.
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Doomtomb as ive already said twice, it doesnt show up in Disk Management, only my other 3 drives are there, ive formatted and lettered numerous drives, so i know if its there or not tongue.gif and if the drive was originally working in its own computer, the SATA mode shouldn't have changed right? but ill double check, what mode should it be in?


- I just hooked up the old HDD, still the same error
No boot device available
SATA 0:Installed
SATA 1:Installed
SATA 2:None
SATA 3:None

I looked in BIOS, i didnt see the option to change the HDD Mode, i do know what your talking about, i have a laptop here and in the BIOS it has the changeable modes, but the desktop im working on doesn't. I read online you can do it by registry, but i cant get it to boot, so i cant do that.
Edited by Krazykid122 - 9/12/12 at 9:41am
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post #14 of 63
Hi,
I've just had a similar problem. I installed Windows 8 on a new computer with just drive C installed and then added my extra SATA drives to copy my data from the old PC. They were recognised in the BIOS but didn't show in Device Manager or Administrative Tools. New Motherboard, new disks so no old incompatabilities.

My fix was purely by accident. I was in Admin Tools and saw "Memory Diagnostic Tools" and clicked on it as I've never seen it before.

After Windows rebooted after the test, all my drives were there!

Why it worked I have no idea but it did. Hope this helps.
post #15 of 63
AndyP...I created an account just to say that worked. Cheers man.

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post #16 of 63
I also just created an account to say thank you to AndyP! My drives showed up perfectly after running that memory diagnostic tool. I would have never thought of that! Thanks again!
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God bless you Andy P!
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thumb.gif It works and it was the HDD that makes weird sounds. I was told that it is DEAD for sure. Thanks man!
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EDIT: Sorry, it's early in the morning and I didn't even see the second page. Sorry to revive thread. Feel free to delete the post if you want.
post #20 of 63
Thanks a lot, Worked like a charm.
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