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Old 03-30-2012, 07:08 PM   #1
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Compaq Presario SR1717CL, refurbished hard drive, new SATA cable.

Installed hard drive and new cable, turned it on. Went to the BIOS and it doesn't see it.

This previously had a SATA hard drive in it that was fine until the HD died.

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Old 03-30-2012, 08:23 PM   #2
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Can you try the other SATA port?

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Old 03-30-2012, 09:50 PM   #3
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Thanks for the response. The pins on the other SATA port are somewhat bent. I'll need to see if I can straighten them out.
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No go on the straighten, a pin broke.
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I'm thinking all I need is a PCI card with a SATA port on it. Will this work?
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Yes certainly if you don't want to boot to it. If you want to boot to it that gets trickier.
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It's the only hard drive in that pc, so I'm going to need to boot to it.
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Then are you saying there are only 2 sata ports and both are no good? Or is another drive using the other port i.e. dvd drive. If yes you have to make sure in the bios you can boot to the drive. Install the pci card and then make sure you can see the drive in the bios on the card.
If the board has an ide port, it might be cheaper to buy an ide dvd- burner and replace the sata one with it if that is the case.
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There are only 2 sata ports. One is definitely damaged, and the remaining one appears not to work either. The dvd drive is an ide.
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Ok then you have no other choice but to try a card.
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Okay, got the card, installed it, I think I've fixed this particular problem. I will mark as solved, and take my remaining problem over to XP.

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