In this step-by-step guide, we will be taking you through the process of New Hard Drive BIOS Setup.
Installing a brand-new hard drive on a computer is pretty simple to perform. However, you need to check and confirm a couple of things before beginning the installation. After doing that, you can install your new hard drive in BIOS.
Install New Hard Drive In Bios- 3 Simple Steps
Things You Need To Confirm
- The first and most important thing you have to make sure is that the internal hard drive you wish to install is compatible with your computer’s OS. Installing an incompatible hard drive can lead to "drive not detected" and other drive-related issues.
- After confirming it, check whether there is a free drive cage or bay available on your computer. If yes, begin the new hard drive setup process in the BIOS.
- Otherwise, create a free cage or bay to install the new hard drive.
Mounting The Hard Drive
- Open the drive cover on your computer.
- Now, mount the drive in the cage.
- Use the screws to mount the drive properly in the cage if necessary.
Connecting Hard Drive To Motherboard
- After mounting the drive in the cage, connect it to your computer’s motherboard.
- To do so, get a SATA cable.
- Plug the SATA cable from your drive to the computer’s motherboard.
- Ensure that the cable is connected securely at the ends.
- Now, close the drive cover.
Install Hard Drive In Bios
- We hope that you have mounted the drive correctly on your computer by referring to the above instructions.
- Now is the time to turn on your computer (on which you have mounted the new hard drive).
- As soon as your computer turns on, the screen prompting you to enter the BIOS menu will open.
- Press the Del, F11, F2 key, or the button that is displayed on the screen to run the BIOS setup on your computer.
- Once you enter the BIOS screen, you can see the Settings and other details about your computer and the drive installed on it.
Note: Every BIOS is different. However, the same principle will apply to all the BIOS models. In this section, we have explained the "MSI motherboard".
- The very first thing you’ll have to check is whether your computer recognizes the mounted hard drive.
- To do so, select the Settings menu followed by System Status.
- If the hard drive is recognized, return to the Settings menu screen and choose the Boot menu.
- Configure the boot and priority settings for the mounted drive as per your preferences.
- Finally, select the Save & Exit option.
- Tap Yes to continue with the modified BIOS settings.
- Now, your computer will begin to restart.
- Once your computer is stable, open the My Computer or My PC window and check if the new hard drive is listed.
- If yes, it indicates that you successfully install new hard drive on your computer.
This is how you can New Hard Drive BIOS Setup in your computer & also resolve BIOS not detecting HDD. Contact us to know more about the same. For your convenience, we have given a call option on this page to contact us.