Why won't my motherboard recgonize my SATA hard drive? (Going Crazy!!)
I'm trying to install a 160gb Seagate SATA hard drive on my Asrock K7NF2 motherboard. The board work just fine with an IBM 40gb ATA harddrive. I can't get anything with a SATA drive. The BIOS is new and this MB previously worked with a SATA drive which died. Currently I'm trying to install the replacement SATA drive.
With only an ATA drive all works as it should. BIOS boots, computer POST data is there. All is okay.
When I plug in the SATA drive, unplug the ATA, and try to boot up the computer I get nothing, no BIOS, the graphics card doesn't seem to work (monitor light stays off), but the power supply works.
When I try both SATA and ATA I get the same symptoms as just SATA.
What could be causing this and what is the solution?? I'd like to have at least the SATA drive working if not both drives..... Thanks.
Thanks for the help Danno, but the HD is dead. Fui.
Ok, sounds like you've got it taken care of. Strange, I've always had good reliability with Seagate; they're one of the few that offer a 5-year warrantee. Over a decade ago, I had a RAID tower using Micropolis drives. Kinda defeated the purpose of having RAID in the first place as we had a drive fail once a month! Turned out they were sending us refurbished drives that had been sent in for warrantee failures... grrr... Micropolis went under and got bought out by someone else soon after that....
Just got back from the computer store with yet another 160gb Seagate. While I was there I noticed that they had some HDs marked refeburished and some not. Both were the same price. Wish me luck on this one.....
I think I solved the problem of the SATA drive. It seems that I can use either a SATA or an IDE drive but not both at the same time. Anyone have any ideas on how to make them play nicely together? I'd really like the extra storage space. Thanks.