Suddenly all SATA [NOT DETECTED]

drjsta

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I was using my computer just fine, then all of a sudden it just froze. I restarted and came to a black screen reading "Reboot and Select Proper Boot Device or Insert Boot Media in Selected Boot Device and Press Any Key."

I went into BIOS to try and assess the situation, turns out all my SATA drives (1 - 6) read as [NOT DETECTED].
Both my hard drives don't work, and my disk drive also doesn't work.
 

kdw75

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Jun 18, 2008
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I had a similar situation, but in my case it turned out to be SATA ports 1 and 2 that would intermittently stop showing drives. I switched to 3 and 4 and all has been working fine. I would say that your controller on the MB is bad. At first I thought my HD was failing until I realized that the new one disappeared too. Finally after seeing that my third drive never disappeared I put two and two together and figured it out.