Advice 1: How to enable hard drive in BIOS

When replacing a hard drive to a new one it happens that the system fails to detect it. Hard drive connected to the computer, but the list of available equipment it is not. Sometimes to correctly display the connected devices need to change some settings in the BIOS. With the correct configuration of BIOS all hard drives will be displayed automatically.
How to enable hard drive in BIOS
You will need
  • A computer running the operating system
Instruction
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Turn on the computer, and immediately after power-on before starting to boot the operating system, press "DEL". You will find yourself in the BIOS menu. Go to the tab "MAIN" and press "Enter". A menu will appear, which will display the optical drives and hard drives connected to the computer. Locate equipment needed the hard drive. If not, select the number of the connector "SATA", to which he was connected, and hit "AUTO". The system now searches for connected to the connector of hardware. If the hard disk was detected by the system, click the command "save end exit. The computer will reboot, and the hard drive will be available in "My computer".
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If the system failed to detect the hard drive, most likely off the controller interface SATA. Find "SATA configuration" in the "controller" tab, select "enable". Then follow the operation described by the paragraph above.
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If you just accidentally turned off the hard drive in the BIOS, then turn it back on is the easiest way to reset. Enter the BIOS and select the line (Load Default). The computer restarts and the hard disk will be available again.
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After the display in the BIOS the hard drive will need to refresh information about connected devices in the operating system. Turn on the computer and wait for Windows to load. Click on "My computer, right-click. Click "Properties". Then go to "device Manager". Click on the line that displays the name of your system. This is the computer name that was specified when Windows was installed. Simply put, this is the top row, click the right mouse button and select "scan for hardware changes". The system will scan connected devices and the hard disk will be available for use.

Advice 2 : How to connect sata-Winchester

Connect the SATA disk to a personal computer takes less than 10 minutes. With the knowledge of all things, to connect a hard drive can be much faster.
How to connect sata-Winchester
You will need
  • Set the SATA disk, computer.
Instruction
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The main characteristics of the disks:

- The SATA cable has the same connectors. One connector leads to the motherboard, the second directly to the hard drive. Improper connection of SATA-disks is an impossible operation;

SATA drives do not have the presence of a jumper connection is very simple.
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In order to connect a SATA disk, you must:

find the appropriate connector on the motherboard;

- connect a jumper cable;

to connect with the hard disk;

- connect the power cable to the hard drive (you'll need a special cable supplied with the hard drive). Sometimes comes with the adapter.
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In order for your operating system can see the new disk, you must set the operating mode of the disk.
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Close the cover of the system unit, if it was open, and move to the power supply.
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Turn on the system unit when the computer boots, press the Delete button.
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The screen displays the BIOS Setup – go to the selection tab of the options installed devices – enable SATA mode.
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When you install any operating system requires an additional driver for your drive. However, some versions of operating systems are already equipped with such drivers.
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When installing the hard disk with the installed operating system, drivers load into the system after turning on the computer and the appearance of the welcome screen.
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Sometimes it happens that you are advised to buy in store hard drive format SATA, but your motherboard does not support it. In this case, you need to purchase a PCI-Board for commutation of the hard disk in your system unit.

Advice 3 : How to insert hard disk in the computer

Hard disk is a personal computer that is designed to store information. To install this device, you must follow certain rules. They will help you to correctly perform this procedure without damaging the equipment.
How to insert hard disk in the computer
You will need
  • - Phillips screwdriver.
Instruction
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Start with a new hard drive. To do this, turn the computer off, disconnect from AC power the system unit. Remove the left cover from the housing and see what type of connectors are used to connect the hard drive. This is usually the IDE or SATA cables. In some models of motherboards uses both these channels. Most often hard drive connected via a SATA channel and the DVD drive through the IDE.
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Purchase a new hard drive with the right channel to connect to the motherboard. Please note not connector used to connect power to the drive. Make sure that the new hard drive can be connected to the power supply of the computer. Connect the hard drive to the motherboard and power supply. Secure it in a special compartment. To do this, use special screws. Make sure that the hard savers. Purchase additional adapters if you need to connect an IDE hard drive to SATA slot.
connector SATA IDE
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Connect power to the system unit and turn on the computer. Press Delete to open BIOS menu. Go to Boot Options and set the boot priority from your old hard drive. Press the F10 key and confirm saving settings.
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Wait until the operating system starts and wait for automatically determining a new hard drive and install the drivers needed for it to work. Click on "My computer". Click the right mouse button on the icon a new hard drive. Select "Format". In the menu, select file system (NTFS) and remove the tick from "Fast (clearing the table of contents)". Click "Start" to confirm the process is run disk cleanup and wait for it to finish. Now your new hard drive is ready to use.
Note
Sometimes to connect an additional hard drive, you must disable the DVD drive.
Useful advice
If you are installing a new hard drive to replace the old, prepare in advance all the accessories required for installation of the operating system.

Advice 4 : 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.
As in the BIOS to enable the drive
Instruction
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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