Raptor HDD Not Booting

By JoeM076 ยท 8 replies
Oct 25, 2008
  1. I recently bought a Western Digital Raptor hard drive.....


    ....and when I have it installed it doesn't show up in my My Computer folder. When I go to my BIOS it shows that it is installed, but if I go to Boot Priority I can't choose it as an option to boot. If anyone can solve this problem, that would be greatly appreciated. :)
  2. CCT

    CCT TS Evangelist Posts: 2,653   +6

  3. JoeM076

    JoeM076 Topic Starter

    I have an ASUS P5N32-SLI SE Deluxe Motherboard.
    That hotfix is for EVGA, ECS, Biostar, and BFG motherboards.
  4. CCT

    CCT TS Evangelist Posts: 2,653   +6

    Then find out from Asus why they haven't issued a 680i Hotfix.

    I give ideas and directions- not always specific answers.

    You want specific, get a fortune teller!
  5. Ultiweap

    Ultiweap TS Enthusiast Posts: 606

    What about the Jumper of the second one. Make sure both is not on primary or secondary. If you don't know which is what then just remove the jumper from the new one.
  6. CCT

    CCT TS Evangelist Posts: 2,653   +6

    These are Sata drives and thus, sadly, do not have 'jumpers'.

    Your interest in helping is greatly appreciated - your knowledge needs a tune up!

    Keep learning!

  7. JoeM076

    JoeM076 Topic Starter

    Problem Solved:

    - I right clicked on My Computer and clicked "Manage". Then I selected my drive, which was listed under Disk Management, and right clicked on it. I then clicked "Initialize" and chose a Drive Letter in the setup. Once through this I doubled clicked on my drive icon in My Computer and a message appeared telling my to format my drive so it can be used.
  8. Ultiweap

    Ultiweap TS Enthusiast Posts: 606

    No I know SATA don't hae jumpers for your info, but the problem is that it was 1h hear and I was a little tired and there were about 8 post open at a time so i make a confusion. That's not a problem with my knowledge!!!!
  9. CCT

    CCT TS Evangelist Posts: 2,653   +6

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