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K9agm2 wont detect sata

By carpetmonster
Sep 30, 2008
  1. Hey guys.

    My first post:

    I have a problem.

    We have a k9agm2 that wont detect our Samsung spinpoint sata drive in bios.

    The funny thing is - its been working with no problems until we recently went to update the system with a new video card.

    The card is installed now the bios wont detect the drive at all.

    Tried removing the card and reverting the bios back to its original settings - nothing.

    Cleared cmos - nothing.

    Tried a different hard drive - Wont detect that either.

    Tried adjusting the setting with a trial and error method - still no joy.

    Anyone else have this problem? Anyone know how to fix it?

    Thanks.

    t.
     
  2. CCT

    CCT TS Evangelist Posts: 3,556

    Make sure the Sata cable is secure both ends.

    Try another if you have one.
     
  3. carpetmonster

    carpetmonster TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thanks.

    Tried 3 different ones now! Still no difference. Tried in all 4 sata ports on the board too!

    I really am beaten on this. - Im going to run the drive in a different system for the time being.
     
  4. carpetmonster

    carpetmonster TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Anyone else have any ideas.

    I find it difficult to believe the motherboard is faulty.
     
  5. CCT

    CCT TS Evangelist Posts: 3,556

    You can try the 'Load Optimized Defaults' in Bios.

    Have you confirmed that Boot Order for hard drives is empty?

    It is possible the 'new' PCI-Ex card overloaded or damaged your system or even more likely you static-shocked the mobo.

    Have you tried an IDE drive?
     
  6. carpetmonster

    carpetmonster TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Yes optimised bios setings.
    Confirmed boot list correct.

    Havent tried IDE yet- dont think I have a spare knocking around.

    I think that you may be correct about overload or static shock - its the only thing i can think of that might be why it wont boot.

    Thanks.
     
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