I thought you were saying the drive isnt detected, For setting the first boot drive there should be a option of hard disk boot priority. March 31, , Please check out our forum guidelines for info related to our community. Thank you tkpenalty for your response. Grab those for me.

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That will tell you if the drive is failing. Gigabyte lists three models in their support: I unplugged the power to the unit and for times the power would come on for one second then die. You must log in or register to reply here.

Then it didn’t even recognize the drive in the BIOS. If the drive is not spinning up properly, the bios cannot access the drive when it is ready to turn over the system boot to the drive.

Your manual will tell you how to do that also. I didn’t solve it, but seems like you did. March 29, It was doing it yesterday and I didn’t change any other setting.


Once home I will fill in the missing information. I thought you were saying the drive isnt detected, For setting the first boot drive there should be a giggabyte of hard disk boot priority.

SATA drive not being recognized on Gigabyte Mobo

Only use the “not through the Internet” method as described in 4. To make it work as sata satz need to install sata drivers along with XP installation.

Please give us ALL of your specifications in this format: Joined Apr 2, Messages 2, 0. What might be causing the computer to shut off by itself?

So, that drive should be tested. I didn’t build it but someone else locally did.


It is set to IDE. First off where do you live? Judas Jan 2, Secondly, this problem has nothing at all to do with your motherboard.

You really have two different issues. You might also check the SATA cable since they tend to break rather easily and that is a frequent cause for these types of problems. I will fill in the blanks and incomplete information in another hour and half once I am back home. Did you build the system yourself? Hi, I think you need to look at the motherboard again to check the model number.


At least it was consisent in that it couldn’t read the new and the hard drive that had no previous problems reading. I have a spare sata hard disk. Members Current visitors New profile posts Search profile posts. The BIOS document tells you how to do that.

I can boot to the SATA drive. Grab those for me. I can tell you have a budget build that probably uses a very poor quality generic PSU. Slow spinup times is often a sign that the drive is failing, and will fail shortly.