new mobo installed not detecting SATA hard drive
ok i just installed my new mobo/cpu/ram and so far it seems to be functional except that it does not detect my 1TB SATA 3.0gb/s hard drive. The drive already has vista installed on it, its the same one i was using with my other mobo so i know it works.
I read the manual and followed the instructions to enable the SATA features (though they were enabled already) and i even tried to changing the settings between 'native ide' and 'AHCI' and nothing works.
BIOS does not detect the drive and when i try to boot without going into bios first i get the error message "disk boot failure, insert disk and press enter"
I tried this with 2 different SATA hard drives and i get the same problem, one has windows installed and the other does not however.
I tried entering the vista cd and it brought me to the vista installation screen and tried to load the drivers like the manual says and it said after the drivers are loaded then the hard drive would be detected, but it didnt do anything and still doesn't see it.
I replaced power cables, swapped out power supplies (both brand new), reset cmos, swapped hard drives, tried to update bios from the Q-Flash utility (wouldnt read my usb).
Everything else seems to work fine, it reads my dvd-rom drive which is using the IDE cable, i even have a spare IDE drive i tested and it reads that as well. So there has to be something im not understanding and I am asking if someone will please help me.
Motherboard: GA-MA770T-UDP3 rev. 1.0
bump....someone plz help if u have this board and you know whats wrong, im getting irritated with this problem.