When I try to install Windows XP it will not detect my hard drive which is visible in the bios. Hard Drive Shows Up In BIOS but NOT in Windows 10 Explorer. If the Hard Drive is still not detected follow the next step. If the new drive cannot be found when using the Disk Management feature, the physical installation might have failed. The hard drives are Samsung Spinpoint F3, Western Digital Caviar Green and, attached externally, a Seagate Desktop+. What could be the problem here ? If the hard drive is properly connected to the motherboard and it does not appear in the BIOS or does not load Windows, it’s quite possible the hard drive has died. However, drive does not appear in BIOS and I cannot get the laptop to detect it - so cannot proceed to do the OS install. Either the IDE or SATA controller on the motherboard, or the controller board on the hard drive. Conclusion. If your drive is not detected it may be because it is turned OFF in System Setup. Try a different SATA cable and see if the Hard Drive is detected. The case where the hard disk is not detected is a hardware issue and requires you to have an understanding of BIOS. The Serial ATA motherboard drivers are not properly loaded When you install older versions of Windows on a drive that will be the boot drive (ie, the C: drive), when it comes time to install Windows, the drive may not be detected. When a SATA hard disk is connected to SATA connector, it should be detected at least at hardware BIOS level. This is the third hard drive I have tried in this machine and each time it’s the same issue; works for a short period of time and then the drive stops being recognized by the system at all. Else, follow the next step. 6. Generally, if the hard drive is not recognized by the BIOS, you have a hardware failure. Bought a replacement hard drive for this laptop and it will not show the drive after the first time I booted the device to install windows. The motherboard is an Asus M4A88TD-M/USB3 with AMD 880G Chipset and SB850 Southbridge. Same issue here. Windows 10 has been so flaky, I never had these types of problems with Windows 7. If any connected SATA HDD is not listed in the S-ATA drive list, check the SATA cables are properly connected to the connectors/ports, and that the SATA cable is in the master slot on the motherboard. If the Hard Drive is detected, the problem is with the SATA cable and has to be replaced. My 2nd disk hard drive used to show up as disk 1 in the Disk Management and I even backed some files up to it. Errors only report the fact that the HDD is not there i.e "Boot device not found" and "Hard disk (3FO)". Cable connection is securely in place. I do not know why it is not being detected, it is only a simple HDD swapout. If possible, check the Hard Drive by connecting it to another computer. While using Windows 10, accessibility of BIOS might seem difficult and for that very reason, I have attached the steps that one can follow to reach the BIOS when the hard disk is not detected. However upon reboot the BIOS wont recognize the hard drives anymore (as in the BIOS itself not Windows). 7. It still is not working, and now it isnt found with the windows 7 disk I have. My bios options are very limited, however i was able to use the bios to change the sata to ide. This isnt a new pc. @LarryW40 alternatively, go into your BIOS Setup and change the SATA Operation mode from RAID to AHCI, then you won't need a driver at all.As long as you don't plan to use a RAID setup (which most laptops can't even run because they don't support multiple internal disks) or a setup like having a small SSD cache module to accelerate a spinning HDD, you don't need RAID mode. 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