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Hi all, this is my first post and I have just built my first computer (but please treat me like a beginner as building a PC isnt really that hard, and I'm far from fluent in computer).

The reason I think there is a problem with my hard-drives is that they are not recognised in the BIOS (though my SATA DVD drive is recognised. I tried plugging the DVD cables into both HD's with no luck, so its not a problem with them). When i put Vista into the PC it asks me for the drive to install to, but none come up, i've tried refreshing, but nothing. I even tried attaching an external I have (but of course u cant install vista onto an external), though the external did come up as an option.

I have tried every possible combination of SATA cables, ports and power cables with no luck, so im pretty sure theres a problem with the HD's themselves or im doing something wrong in the BIOS.

My MOBO is Asus M2N32-SLI Deluxe, and im using 2x 250GB Seagate Barracuda 7200.10

Any help would be greatly appreciated!

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the sata interface can be simply turned off in the mobo config. that is, if you're absolutely certain you physically plugged everything in right

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