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MainBoard wont pick up Sata HDD on first boot

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Hi all,

I have a MSI PM8M-VH MS-7104 v3 Motherboard. (piece of [bleep]).

Connected to it is a SATA one HDD (ST3160812AS) .

The problem I have is that there is no mention of SATA in my BIOS (at least I can't find it).
The two SATA slots on the board are mentioned in the BIOS as IDE #3 and 4. My HDD is in #3.

So, on booting up my PC, the drive is not found, and i have to hit CTRL-ALT_DEL, or RESET button, and when the pc
boots up again, the drive is found, but it says "Warning, the boot priority has changed, Press F1", so I do and Windows loads correctly.

Is this a BIOS setting or do I need to flash a new BIOS?

BTW, it is a Phoenix Award Bios - W7104VMS V3.4 022206 14:32:17 (so Everest Home says).

Please can someone shed some light on this one...

Many thanks in advance.

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Check your setting for SATA in your BIOS. It sounds like it might be in a legacy mode. You could try the "fail-safe defaults" in your BIOS.

Also, is this a new build? Has your system always done this?

Edited by Titan8990, 17 May 2008 - 11:12 AM.

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