N/APosted on - 01/14/2012
I would appreciate if someone would help me get into BIOS and how it could auto detect the new SATA internal drive I am adding to the motherboard of my PC. Not everything is going according to plan for I am unable to get into BIOS for the moment. During startup I am made aware that I should use the TAB key but on doing so windows continues to boot normally. Since then I have tried various other buttons to no avail.
Getting into the BIOS and detecting new drives
There are various reasons as to why your system BIOS is not able to detect the presence of an internal hard drive, and some of them are as follows. You will just need to find which one or which ones are prominent in your case and then troubleshoot the problem:
The first reason as to why the BIOS is unable to detect the presence of the hard drive is because the drive has been disabled in the BIOS, and therefore you will need to enable it.
It may also be because the serial ATA drivers on your computer have not been properly installed, and therefore you will need to check and install them properly.
The hard drive cable may be faulty or not properly installed.
The hard drive may not be spinning up and therefore you will need to check that.
There may be incorrect jumper settings on the hard drive and therefore you will need to rectify that.
The hard drive itself may be faulty.