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Pavilion 500-054 Windows 8 does not recognize Seagate Barracuda 1tb HD.

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I'm trying to install another drive in the PC above, but Windows 8 does not recognize it. The BIOS does.

It is connected to the spare power plug on the main HD, and to the motherboard SATA1 port.

Is there something I'm missing. I've tried putting the drive jumper to limit to 1.5 gb/sec, but that doesn't work.

I normally build my own machines, so I do know my way around these machines.

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Re: Pavilion 500-054 Winndows 8 does not recognize Seagate Barracuda 1tb HD.

Mike, welcome to the forum.

 

I am not certain that this is the answer to your problem, but I wanted to begin with updating the "Firmware" of the drive.  If you have already done this step, please let me know.

 

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Re: Pavilion 500-054 Winndows 8 does not recognize Seagate Barracuda 1tb HD.

Thank you. I'll try it later today and report back.

 

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Re: Pavilion 500-054 Winndows 8 does not recognize Seagate Barracuda 1tb HD.

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As your system has UEFI BIOS, you'll need to actually "enable" the Sata port. Look at the BIOS, Security tab, Devices.

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Re: Pavilion 500-054 Winndows 8 does not recognize Seagate Barracuda 1tb HD.

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I think that UEFI is messing me up. I've been reading page after page trying to figure that mess out.

I can't even get the machine to boot from the Seagate Diagnostics CD.

Thanks

 

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Re: Pavilion 500-054 Winndows 8 does not recognize Seagate Barracuda 1tb HD.

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Well, that did no good. Everything is enabled.

How do I boot from a iso image CD?

Should I switch to Legacy mode? If I can figure it out.

Maybe I'll take this thing back and build my own system. Windows 8 is frustrating anyway.

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Re: Pavilion 500-054 Winndows 8 does not recognize Seagate Barracuda 1tb HD.

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Well, I got it into Legacy  mode, but the thing still won't boot to the Seagate iso CD.

If I can't get it going by tomorrow, this thing is going back to BestBuy, and I'll spend a ton of money at MicroCenter.

I've been a faithful HP user with several machines, but this is busting my balls.

 

 

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