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Recently I have been hearing a ticking sound from my computer right before it entered into windows 7. Today my pc stopped going into windows.

When booting after my motherboard logo I hear 3 ticks and the screen had 4 light blue dots at the top left corner of my monitor. Fearing my hard drive was failing I took out my hard drive to test it. I took out my Maxstar external and removed my backup drive then placed my main drive in the external to test it on my laptop. It works on my laptop and no ticking when I turned on the external drive. My laptop immediately recognized the drive so just in case I dumped all my important files on it .

Now I tried to reinstall my main drive but my bios will not recognize it. The crazy thing is that it recognizes my cd/dvd no problem and my usb boot flash.

How can I get my 790fx gd70 to recognize my hard drive?

Things that I have tried.

switched out sata cables
cleared cmos
flashed bios from 1.9 to 1D

I am stumped HELP PLEASE!!!!!
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I see you switched cables already, but have you tried to plug it in a different port? I've had a bad port before, and just plugged into the next one in the line, worth a shot, and should only take a couple seconds =) Or if you can, try and reverse what you did when checking the drive, see if it is the board, get a known good drive and try to fire it up with your machine
Edited by Fletcherea - 7/25/10 at 6:21pm
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I see you switched cables already, but have you tried to plug it in a different port? I've had a bad port before, and just plugged into the next one in the line, worth a shot, and should only take a couple seconds =) Or if you can, try and reverse what you did when checking the drive, see if it is the board, get a known good drive and try to fire it up with your machine

Yes i have tried to switch the ports but still will not recognize. I just plugged in my external drive via usb and it recognized my hard drive. I get the windows recovery screen.

what do you mean get a known good driver
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Yes i have tried to switch the ports but still will not recognize. I just plugged in my external drive via usb and it recognized my hard drive. I get the windows recovery screen.

what do you mean get a known good driver

Pull everthing from the motherboard and unplug all of the power cables from the PSU to the Motherboard and all components. HOld the power button fro about 1-2minutes and then clear the CMOS. Make sure that you unplug the drives from the Motherboard. I have had this happen with a SSD. This normally clears it.

Do you have anything OC'd? If so put it all bacjk to normal. It's worth a shot. Make sure that the cable aren't poping out as well.
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Pull everthing from the motherboard and unplug all of the power cables from the PSU to the Motherboard and all components. HOld the power button fro about 1-2minutes and then clear the CMOS. Make sure that you unplug the drives from the Motherboard. I have had this happen with a SSD. This normally clears it.

Do you have anything OC'd? If so put it all bacjk to normal. It's worth a shot. Make sure that the cable aren't poping out as well.
I am no longer overclocked. I tried what you said and it did not work
Edited by Bigspender - 7/25/10 at 7:23pm
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To me this sounds like it might be the hard drive controller on the MB going bad. If that's a SATA drive then you might see about finding a used SATA drive on Ebay for $20 and testing with that.

Probably wouldn't be a bad idea to contact MSI tech support as well.
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To me this sounds like it might be the hard drive controller on the MB going bad. If that's a SATA drive then you might see about finding a used SATA drive on Ebay for $20 and testing with that.

Probably wouldn't be a bad idea to contact MSI tech support as well.
I have a brand spanking new 640 gb sitting on my desk now and it will not recognize it either. Not sure what to do.
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That pretty much tells you that it's not the hard drive. I'm betting on motherboard issues at this point. The only other possibility would be the PSU failing to power up the drive. Doubt that is the issue.
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That pretty much tells you that it's not the hard drive. I'm betting on motherboard issues at this point. The only other possibility would be the PSU failing to power up the drive. Doubt that is the issue.
I'm sure its not the power supply cause it starts my cd/dvd drive in sata. My mother board will detect e-sata but not when directly connected to the computer. Crazy.
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