I have a PC with a SATA hard disk. I wanted to add a second SATA hard disk. From what I had read it was just a case of plugging into the right holes with the right connectors. I thought I could handle that!
However, when I connected the new HDD the computer did not boot up properly.
[Hardware initiate failed please check device press <g> to continue
On pressing <g> …. Disk boot failure insert system disk and press enter.]
The same thing happened when I tried to boot up with just the new disk connected (as I read somewhere you had to do that.)
Disconnect the new disk and reconnect the old and everything is fine again.
I’ve also tried downloading SATA drivers from my mobo website and installing them by F6 during windows setup.
But surely my mobo has drivers for SATA already??
Anyway I’ve read so many things about the problem now I don’t really know who I am anymore. I only wanted to plug the damn thing in!
Please help, and if you need any more info to help me let me know.