Troubleshoot New HD not recognized in Bios

Rozesky2

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Oct 12, 2014
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I bought a new wd laptop hd and the bios does not see it
Steps taken, but have been unsuccessful?
I tried other hds
I was restarting a computer and when it booted up it said to put in a bootable disk. So I tried a 160 gig hd with xp on it and it found it.
But when I tried not 1 but 2 new 500 gig WD hd it does not see them in the bios.
This is a windows 7 home premium computer. I am not sure what to do to get the laptop to recognize the hds.

Also I put the 2 wd harddrive one at a time as a secondary hd in the desktop computer I had and it would not recognize them either

I am not sure how to fix this
 

Rozesky2

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Oct 12, 2014
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These are sata drives? Sata is backward compatible only one generation. A new sata 3 drive will not play on a sata 1 setup.

Probably the first thing I would do is a BIOS update, which might solve that problem and others. BIOS updates always carry risk, however.

Edit: sorry, I didn't see this thread had multiple pages, and the solution had been found.
Paul...thank you for your help I always read everything and learn from it. You had a great answer to my question about sata drive because that was important for me to know too. Next time I will try a bios update also

thank you for taking the time to reply. :)
 
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