SATA port not working


  1. Posts : 167
    Windows 10
       #1

    SATA port not working


    Hi all,

    I hope that this thread doesn't go as long as the other one, but you never know. In my last thread, that dealt with recovering data on a bad windows 10 disk image, towards the end of it I mentioned that Windows Explorer lost recognition to one of my DVD's.

    I figured that it had to be a bad mobo, so I replaced it and guess what, it still doesn't recognize the DVD. On boot up, the bios see both DVD's, but when it finally loads the system and I check Win Explorer and Disk Management, one of the DVD's isn't there.

    Is there a switch or something that disables drives? Just wondering.

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    Nick
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  2. Posts : 167
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #2

    Anyone have any ideas???
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  3. Posts : 1,484
    Win10 Pro
       #3

    caddman6425 said:
    Anyone have any ideas???
    Did you try swapping the position of the DVDs? Any errors in Device Manager?
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  4. Posts : 167
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #4

    I've swapped them to other SATA ports and all DVD's work, except in the one SATA port on the Mobo. If I swap a HDD to that port, then that HDD stops working, but it is still recognized in the BIOS. That doesn't make any sense????

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    Nick
      My Computer


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    Win10 Version 21H2 Pro and Home, Win11 Pro
       #5

    caddman6425 said:
    I've swapped them to other SATA ports and all DVD's work, except in the one SATA port on the Mobo. If I swap a HDD to that port, then that HDD stops working, but it is still recognized in the BIOS. That doesn't make any sense????

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    Nick
    Actually, it does. Very possible for not all of the conductors in the sockets on the motherboard are working as designed. There's also the conductors on the motherboard itself and the controller for the SATA ports. Since most ATX/SATA power supplies have two or more plugs on each leg that pretty much rules out a problem there if either plug works.
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  6. Posts : 167
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #6

    But, two motherboards, and the same port, irregardless of the cables that work on one port won't work on the one in question, but two different motherboards?

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    Nick
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  7. Posts : 579
    Windows 10
       #7

    May be is a Cable defective. Just swap cables among Drives or if have spare ones, try them.
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  8. Posts : 19,209
    W11+W11 Developer Insider + Linux
       #8

    Some ODDs don't like AHCI mode.
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  9. Posts : 167
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #9

    Well like I said before, I swapped the cables around and they're fine.

    The thing is, that the ports worked fine before I started working with Frank and Bill trying to fix a "System Image Problem". While fixing that Issue, the HDD's, after recovering system, changes disk id's, and it was at the end of that thread that the SATA port quit.

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    Nick
      My Computer


 

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