I could see this on the mother board. Go to the drive manufacturer’s site and download their diagnostics and test the drive. You might also check the SATA cable since they tend to break rather easily and that is a frequent cause for these types of problems. March 31, , So, that drive should be tested. Download PCWizard, an excellent free utility, from here: Gigabyte lists three models in their support:

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If the drive is not spinning up properly, the bios cannot access the drive when it is ready to turn over the system boot to the drive. So, I think we are dealing with a different model motherboard. Slow spinup times is often a sign that the drive is failing, and will fail shortly.

If you leave the battery out for about 15 minutes with the system unplugged from the wall, that will clear your current bios settings and may fix the problem without needing to reflash the bios.

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You may also need this utility: HI Thanks for the reply. First the IDE drive.

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If I change the cables and then try again, it works. Microsoft Windows XP Ba-k8vm800m 5. This kind of problem is almost always the result of the drive being slow to spin up on a cold boot.

Remember to backup your current bios image before flashing. Gigabyte lists three models in their support: Your manual will tell you how to do that also. March 31, Those boards usually have bios settings that must be set right in order to recognize SATA drives.

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You might try installing a fresh motherboard battery first. Grab those for me. Hi, I think you need to look at the motherboard again to check the model vigabyte. I could see this on the mother board.

You really have two different issues. Go to the drive manufacturer’s site and download their diagnostics and test the drive. March 26, You might also check the SATA cable since they tend to break rather easily gz-k8vm800m that is a frequent cause for these types of problems. That will tell you if the drive is failing.

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Hi, the latest bios can be downloaded from here: I have a spare sata hard disk. Samsung SyncMaster – 15 inches Network Card: The BIOS document gigabute you how to do that.

March 30, Think carefully before you flash. The bios prevents hard drive access until the drive is spinning at its’ rated speed. March 29, So, that drive should be tested.

SATA DRIVES NOT RECOGNISED IN BIOS FOR GIGABYTE GA K8VM800 MOTHERBOARD

So, testing and back up of that drive gigabytte critical. Only use the “not through the Internet” method as described in 4. If your connection were to fail during an Internet flash, you would likely have a dead system.