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I have two SATA hard drives set at Raid 0 in my computer. I purchased a third drive today. The plan is to install Windows on the new drive and use the Raid 0 stack for my data. I've backed up my system, but am having trouble getting the new drive to work properly. From what I can tell, the motherboard isn't letting the new drive initialize.

When I connect the new drive and boot up, I get the following message during POST. Please note that the error message is typed incorrectly. I am aware of this mistake, but am typing it just as it appears on my screen to avoid any confusion--

"Hardware initiate failed. Please check device!!!"
"The BIOS does not be installed. Press <g> to continue."

I press "g" and the computer boots, but very slowly. I can't find the new hard drive in the hardware list of device manager.

The software that came with the drive is of no use to me. I haven't been able to get it to do anything.

Please let me know what other information you all might need to help me resolve this issue. Any and all information will be greatly appreciated.


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Have you tried using a third party partitioning program, such as Partition Magic, just to take a look and see if its detected at all. Also, actually first, (and this might sound stupid but believe me, it happens) check to make sure all of the cables are secure and in good confdition, by switching the cables around to see if any of them are faulty, also, make sure the drive itself isn't damaged.

This is the only thing I can think of, hope it helps somewhat.

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