I've had a Gateway DX4850 (win7 64) for a few years and about 2 years ago got malware'd a bit. Since the malware was cleaned-up the CPU has been fair, not great!
Though at about the same period of time I noticed that none of the SATA drives which were installed into any other than the Blue (I assume 6gb/s) ports were functioning.
I've done all that I can think of doing (clearing CMOS, setting/saving and resetting BIOS for SATA = AHCI, reloading driver on controller (IDE ATA/ATAPI, Standard AHCI 1.0 Serial ATA Controller), searched Intel to be sure there were no newer drivers, attempted as many of the MS updates which seemed to be for win 7 stability and drive access, and bunches more).
I've not attempted any register edits since I am not savey without assistance to be in there.
So my question is - can anyone assist me getting all these other SATA ports functioning again?
I truely don't feel either the Controller Chip(s) nor motherboard has failed - mostly since I really feel this occurred due to a malware attack couple years ago.