05-25-2009 07:21 PM
05-26-2009 01:25 PM - edited 05-26-2009 01:26 PM
Well... I can only speak for myself... yesterday was a holiday here in the US and I was at the lake not watching forums to try to help people.
I am not sure if Seagate was open but you may have tried contacting them. Since this is a community forum ( aside from the countless trolls and conspiracy therorists ) we can usually help and enjoy doing so - even though we don't get paid for it - well .. other than knowing we helped out a fellow human being.
The issue appears to be system issue since it works fine in the usb enclosure.
You either have a controller or a driver is missing. It may not even be turned onin the bios.
05-26-2009 05:29 PM
05-28-2009 05:17 PM
It could also be a BIOS settings problem. If your BIOS has the SATA ports configured for "Legacy IDE" mode, then it's entirely possible that not all of your SATA ports will actually be usable. I would start by checking with HP/Compaq for a system BIOS update. You can try changing the SATA mode (I don't know what other modes would be available on that board) but be warned that doing so may cause Windows to fail to boot.
... Okay, so it's an older AthlonXP system, based on VIA KM400 + VT8237 (Asus A7V8X-LA mobo). There are only two SATA connectors.
If you disconnect your primary hard drive completely, and connect only your new drive, is it detected by the BIOS?