Computer Wont recognize HDD...

By xjoesullix
May 27, 2007
  1. hey, ive recently built a pc

    3.4ghz p4 800fsb hyper threading (64 bit compatible)
    elitegroup 865pe-a7 mobo
    kingston 4gb ddr-400 mem
    nvidia ge-force 256mb agpx8 graphix
    400w psu
    320gb seagate barracuda SATA connector

    computer recognises sony dvd-rw drive which is ide connector

    will i need a ide hdd?

    many thanks

  2. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,689   +395

    You'll have to check your bios and have it set so it can see the SATA drive, perhaps its thinking its RAID right now?

    Windows may possibly need drivers for the sata controller too.
  3. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 6,000   +15

    you will need a real floppy drive or a CD rom with the correct SATA drivers to use a SATA drive.

    I do not recommended mixing systems with IDE and SATA. Others will disagree with me.
  4. xjoesullix

    xjoesullix TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 50

    good news...

    the pc is now up and running and im on it now, it was in the bios and the sata setting had been disabled xx thanks for all the help
  5. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 6,000   +15

    sometimes it's the simple things. Glad you got it going.
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