Hi, I am trying to put a 500GB SATA drive in my computer to extract the data from it, as it is from another computer which has crashed. My computer primarily uses IDE drives, but it does have 2 SATA ports. I have tried plugging the drive into both SATA port 1 and 2 but it is not detected. I have also tried unplugging all drives except the SATA one but it is still not detected. My motherboard is a 755-a2. Any ideas?
Just checked in the BIOS, the onboard SATA controller was already enabled. There was also the option for "SATA mode" or something similar with the option of IDE or RAID. I left it on IDE. The drive is spinning up but it is not showing up in device manager. Surely even if it did not have drivers it would show up as a device with a problem in device manager?
The fact that the computer it was in crashed may have something to do with it. Does it show up in Disk Management? You may not be able to recover the info on the drive as the file system may be corrupted, it may show in Disk Management as RAW or unformatted.
Nope doesn't show up in disk management. When in its original computer it would get to the XP screen then restart and give options of safe mode, last known good config etc none of which boot successfully. I also booted that machine up in ubuntu, which would not read the disk saying it had a bad shutdown.