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Hello guys and gals I have been have an issue where a Samsung Spinpoint F3 of mine can not be detected on my computer however every other computer I have tested it in it worked. (a total of two comps.) It won't pop up anywhere on mine, not in the BIOS or 7. I'm getting pretty peeved as this issue has been persisting to the best of my ability to fix it. If you need any more info just ask, thanks for your time.

I was able to acquire another empty HDD and it was detected with out issue in the BIOS.
Edited by JollyGiant13 - 2/21/11 at 12:51pm
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Have you tried using the Windows 7 install disk to reformat the drive? Just put it in the disk tray, go all the way where the storage drives are located and format the new drive there. Don't continue from there or you would reinstall windows of course.
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Have you tried using the Windows 7 install disk to reformat the drive? Just put it in the disk tray, go all the way where the storage drives are located and format the new drive there. Don't continue from there or you would reinstall windows of course.
I have not tried that on any of the other computers but on my main the 7 install gets to the point for me to select a drive and there is nothing, no dive to install to.
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Hello guys and gals I have been have an issue where a Samsung Spinpoint F3 of mine can not be detected on my computer however every other computer I have tested it in it worked. (a total of two comps.) It won't pop up anywhere on mine, not in the BIOS or 7. I'm getting pretty peeved as this issue has been persisting to the best of my ability to fix it. If you need any more info just ask, thanks for your time.
Have you tried a diffrent port on your motherboard? Updated the BIOS to the latest version? Maybe try a different SATA cable.
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Try a different sata cable and see what happens. Could be a bad case of sata cable.
post #6 of 14
If your bios isnt seeing it, that narrows the problem down to either dodgy power/sata cable, or an incorrect setting in the bios. Try different cables, and check settings. Also, try a different bank of sata ports on your mobo, the bank you are using may also be borked.
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I have not tried that on any of the other computers but on my main the 7 install gets to the point for me to select a drive and there is nothing, no dive to install to.
then it could be a bad cable or a disable SATA port via the BIOS. Check both of these and try updating the drivers for the SATA ports if you can.
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TheSchlaf:

I have tried all the ports, motherboard bios is fully updated, and switching cords does not help.

78@pwnt4lif3:

As I have said tried switching sata cable and it did not help.

weidass:

I did have a problem with a power cable, where the main drive would not boot up but switching to new power cables did not help the detection issue (it did however let my computer boot again.). I have also tried playing with settings and as I have said before changing sata ports did not help.

I'm at a total loss as of what to do so far the basic checks have yielded nothing.
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TheSchlaf:

I have tried all the ports, motherboard bios is fully updated, and switching cords does not help.

78@pwnt4lif3:

As I have said tried switching sata cable and it did not help.

weidass:

I did have a problem with a power cable, where the main drive would not boot up but switching to new power cables did not help the detection issue (it did however let my computer boot again.). I have also tried playing with settings and as I have said before changing sata ports did not help.

I'm at a total loss as of what to do so far the basic checks have yielded nothing.
perhaps an RMA is needed if the drive refuses to work on the new computer? I dont know why it is working on the other 2 but it should work on your computer too. I can understand the frustration
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Just to be clear, you mentioned it wouldn't detect in 7, so I'm guessing that there is another HDD that is fully functional on this board?
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