Computer cannot see any hard drives.

loganace

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I am new to this I dont know the neccisary amount of information, but, my asrock motherboard cannot see any harddrives in the bios. it worked perfectly before, overnight it just doesnt work. I know the harddrive might be smoked, but I want to see what I can do before opening it up.
 

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So are you saying that ALL the drives including the system OS drive is not being seen by the BIOS?
 

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The storage drives are not being seen at all, making it so I cannot boot. It says the Sata3_1-Sata3_5 are not detected. neither is eSata1. I hope that correctly answers the question. If not, can you please tell me how to find the other drivers.
 

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Also possible a data or power cable came loose, very easy to un/replug the cables to make sure they are properly seated.

Could also be a bad cable - if you have an extra it is nothing to replace the SATA cable (especially compared to un/replugging it as above anyways).

I'm not saying either is likely - but nothing worse than finding out it was a cable or connection and going on to trying more advanced diagnostics.
 


Multiple drives would mean multiple cables going bad at the same time!
 

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