If you connect a hard disk BIOS usually detects it by yourself, no problems with this should arise. But given that hard drives have different interfaces – the old IDE and new SATA should check the installation and, if necessary, to set the desired. If you had previously been exposed to IDE, the SATA drive, the computer will see, but Winchester will be much slower than it should.
To make in the BIOS setup any changes in the base system I / o, you first need to log in. Usually when you start your computer, a tooltip – for example, Press F2 to enter setup. If this tip doesn't work, try the following keys: Del, Esc, F1, F2, F3, F10. Sometimes used key combinations example: Ctrl+Alt+Esc, Ctrl+Alt+Del, Ctrl+Alt+Ins, Fn+F1.
After you enter the BIOS you need to find the right place to change the settings. Given that the BIOS are different, look at the tabs mention SATA, IDE, AHCI. Having found them, change IDE to SATA by selecting the required values from the list. The desired value can be designated as SATA and AHCI MODE or AHCI MODE. In some cases you just have to put the IDE item is set to disabled (disabled) and SATA you set enabled (enabled).
After installing the required values, save the changes by pressing F10. In the resulting window, choose Yes or type Y and press enter. After a reboot the drive will work as required.
Sometimes user tries to change the value in BIOS the SATA to IDE, because if you attempt to install the OS, the system reports that not one disk. The reason for this lies in the lack on the installation disk of the SATA drivers. One of the solutions to the problem is the temporary transfer of the disk in IDE mode, but the right will just find a new installation disk with Windows. Disks for Windows 7 and Windows XP SP3, this problem is not found.
Don't forget that SATA drives different power connector than IDE drives with interface. To connect, you may need a power adapter.
Advice 2: As in the BIOS to enable the drive
The situation when the computer does not see the drive, is quite rare. In this case, the user may need to open the BIOS and set the correct settings. The knowledge of how to do it, will return the computer to a working state.
First, assess the situation due to which your computer is having problems. For example, it worked properly, then the next time you turn ceased to boot, while in BIOS the disk is not visible. This situation is followed by DISK BOOT FAILURE. INSERT SYSTEM DISK AND PRESS ENTER. That is, the system does not see the disk, and therefore is unable to boot.
Enter the BIOS by pressing at start-system Del or F2. The specific key depends on the model of the computer (may also be F1, Esc, F11, F12). Go to standard CMOS Features and make sure that the disk is not really defined – in this case, everywhere is the entry None.
In this case, "enable" , the disk will not work, as it is not determined at the level of "iron". That is, there is some physical malfunction: faulty itself drive, power Flex cable or data, possible fault in the motherboard. Inspect the diskand it can connect to another computer. Remember that a healthy disc does not need to be enabled, the system finds and determines it automatically.
You can face a situation when the system does not see the drivewhen installing the OS I receive the message that the disk isnot found. Problem is for laptops and older distributions of Windows in which there are no SATA drivers. The best option in this case – to find a new distribution where these drivers are present.
Changing settings in BIOS may be required when installing a new OS in that case, if there is no boot menu (usually by pressing F12). Choose the drivefrom which you will be downloading, in this case it is necessary in BIOS. Find the tab with the strings First boot, Second boot, etc. In line First boot install booting from a CD and save the changes – the menu item SAVE AND EXIT SETUP. Now the computer will start loading the OS from the CDdrive. Remember that when you install immediately after the first automatic reboot again to enter the BIOS and restore the original settings. Without this, will start again installing the OS from the CDdrive.
If the drive is visible in BIOS, but it does not find Windows, the problem is likely in the type of the file system. Below the disk is visible, it is necessary to format the file system type you use. For Windows XP and Windows 7 is NTFS. To format use Acronis Disk Director. Better to use the version loaded from the CD-drive. After formatting and restarting, Windows will begin to see the disk.