I have changed my Motherboard and cpu (Asus P5G41T-m LX & Intel E6600),
All other parts are original; 200Gb Sata Hdd (data Storage only), 500Gb sata Hdd, (Windows 7 O/s installed)& 2 Opticle drives on IDE.When the system boots and I go in the Bios the 2 Opticle drives are identified on the IDE but only the 200Gb Hdd is recognised, the 500 Gb Hdd is not recognised, I have tried different sata & power leads and all different configurations in the Bios to try and "find" the Hdd. It is still not seen in the Bios, any ideas anyone..?
The O/S is on the 500Gb, Windows 7, it is plugged into Sata 1,the first port, the pc does not boot to windows, if I dont hit delete to bring up the bios it sits at a black screen with a cursor flashing in the top left corner,(looks like the Dos screen). it is strange as it recognises the 200 Gb drive which only holds data, no O/S..! The 500gb drive is a Seagate Barracuda 7200.11. I have tried removing the jumper on the drive so it operates at 3Gb/s, still no joy..!!
Although I have tried the drive in another PC and I could hear the drive spinning but could not see it in "My Computer" Might be because the PC was running Windows XP.??? (HDD has Windows 7 on it)
If there is a Bios update how could I install it, all the advice I have seen about Bios updates refer to installing via floppy drives and this board does not have a floopy port, not that I have a floppy drive any way, not used one for many years.