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Installation Problems of Windows XP onto SATA HD. SATA Drive not recognized.

Q: Installation Problems of Windows XP onto SATA HD. SATA Drive not recognized.

Hi, i'm new to this site but very familiar with technology, i built this machine myself.
im currently running off my old HD but i want to reinstall windows onto my new SATA hardrive (160GB) this one is an IDE. The BIOS and Nvidia Raid config recognize the drive but the windows installation does not. I was reading this thread on this site that i foudn from google


because he has the same MB as myself but different hard drives. I am currently in the process of trying what he did but i do not have a floppy drive. I only have a 1 CD drive and a 16GB floppy drive. i'm going to try these routes first for the configuartion software but if not im going to see if i can find one laying around.

IF i cant find one and the CD/flash drive don't work is there another way to try the methods described in the previous web link?

*Hard Drives are Western Digital Caviar

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A: Installation Problems of Windows XP onto SATA HD. SATA Drive not recognized.

Most newerBIOS allow an Alternate method for SATA . . Go into the bios and check the "Sata Operation" setting, change it to "Raid Autodetect/ATA if it is not already. Now try to install XP ( Verbage will vary by manufacturer )

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new here, but i have been doing a lot of trawling for help!

fairly new to this whole tech thing, so please forgive anything i write which is nonsense!
my setup - p4 3ghz, p4p800se mobo, 1gb corsair pc3200 ram , dvd writer, cd writer, 80gb seagate ide hdd (winxp sp2), geforce fx 5600,

my problem:
i have just bought a 160gb maxtor SATA hdd, but am having problems using it.
if i plug the drive into sata port, the pc hangs during bootup at the 'hit DEL to enter setup screen'
if i hit DEL the screen moves to say 'entering setup' but goes no further.
unplug the drive and everything works fine.

i was under the impression that sp2 contained all relevant drivers for sata drives. am i wrong? I have not specifically installed any drivers for sata controllers.
i am similarly unable to boot from the cd when this drive is connected.

i am open to suggestions as to how i can install and use this drive - do i need any additional drivers? do i need to install any 3rd party drivers from the mobo disc on a reinstall of windows?


A:installation problems with SATA drive

The Serial ATA controller is not automatically recognized during Windows 2000/XP installation. You will have to install drivers for the SATA controller to be able to install Windows 2000/XP onto a SATA drive. If you do not install the SATA controller drivers, Windows will not recognize the SATA drive.

The drivers for your SATA controller need to be available on a floppy disk otherwise you won't be able to install them during the operating system installation process. Should you only have a CD, copy the driver files onto a floppy before attempting to install Windows 2000/XP. If you do not know how to copy the drivers to a floppy you may go out to the manufacturer's website and download the driver onto a floppy.

During Windows setup, you will be prompted to press F6 to "install additional controller drivers", at this point insert the floppy diskette with the SATA controller drivers and follow the onscreen instructions.
After the drivers have been installed you can continue with the Windows installation.

You also mentioned that you weren't able to boot from cd when the SATA drive was installed. Look in your BIOS make sure cd-rom is 1st Boot Drive.

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I have an asus a7v600-x mobo, with 512 mb of pc3200 ram. i am using a maxtor diamondMax plus 9 80gb SATA hard drive. everything is brand new, fresh out of the box from tiger direct. here's my problem . . .

during the installation process of win xp (or 2kpro, cause i tried it, too), after the setup files have been loaded, and the screen changes to the option to install xp or repair on lod installation, i press enter to install, and i am told there is no hard drive, then the entire computer just shuts down! the sata drive is recognized during POST, so i am confused. the mobo came with a cdrom that has drivers, etc on it, but with no OS, i can't run it. this very same process has occured about twenty times, with me trying to find something in BIOS to tweak to get it to run.

help me, please!!!!!

A:SATA Drive not recognized by windows during install

There is an option to load other drivers by pressing F6, you may need to consult the MB manual to get the drivers off the CD that came with it and put them on a floppy disk.

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Alright well I've been working on trying to get this work for what seems to be forever now. At least a good week or so. Here's the deal:

I built this computer myself 3 years ago, and my current hard drive just fried and i had to replace it. So, i bought a new Hard Drive (250gig hitatchi deskstar: model number: HDT725025VLA380) and plugged it into the computer, bought a new Windows XP CD (old one was scrached for some reason) and started to run Windows XP so i could get everything back up and running. I go through, Press F6 on the screen that comes up to install SCSI/RAID drivers and such. Hit S to download from a floppy, then select the driver that has (Windows XP) next to it. hit enter, sends me back to the same screen i hit S on, then i hit enter again to continue.

Here's where the problem kicks in, window then sends me to the screen where you hit hinter to install a new windows, and then R to repair. I hit enter, and then it says "setup did not find any hard disk drives installed on your computer."

The drivers i tried to install are the Windows 2000/XP drivers (not the windows XP 64bit) that are on MSI's website for the motherboard I have:

K8T neo 2
MS-6702E ver:1

So, since it couldn't detect my hard drive, I have been on an everlasting quest to find out what I need to do to get my computer back up and running :'(.

p.s. Is there a way to see through bios if my hard drive disk is even being detected by the computer at all?

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A:Can't get my SATA hard drive recognized by Windows XP!

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I just built my first computer (specs in signature) with a SATA hard drive. I put the windows XP Pro CD and it formatted my Hard drive the it installed windows, but it says that windows could not start due to a hardware configuration problem. Is there some special thing I need to set to get it to boot from the drive or what? Any help would be greatly apreciated, thanks in advance.

A:Solved: Windows XP is not recognized on SATA Hard drive

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Hey guys,

I just purchased a samsung sata dvdrom - this is an upgrade from my old failing IDE drive. My motherboard (an Asus A8V Deluxe) has 2 sata connectors, and another 2 raid sata connectors - the 2 regular connectors are being used up by HDD's...

The question is, can I use one of the Raid Sata's for the dvdrom? (I've tried this already with no luck, I'm wondering if there are any bios settings that'll help with this?)

If this isn't possible, can I plug the hdd's into the raid sata's and not use the raid functionality?

Thanks for your help, I look forward to replies!

A:[SOLVED] Sata vs Raid Sata? DVDRom not recognized

No the raid sata port need a raid driver and won't work with optical drives, you would be able to use the non-boot hard drive on it however and put the DVD drive on the standard sata port. Unless you already have the hard drives in a raid config.

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I am still having the same issue, I installed the hard drive and get the same msg, So i hooked up a ide hard drive with a working OS windows xp pro, and tryed to download the mobo drivers onto that hard drive so it would see the sata drive. It failed, I used partition magic i spent about 3hrs trying to get the ide hard drive to regonise the sata drive. Again it failed. No matter what i do i cannot get this hard drive to be seen by the motherboard,

Motherboard: Aopen vK8T800a-LFa754
CPU AMD 64bit 3200+ 2.2gh
Hard drive: WB250YB sata/raid
I am trying to get windows xp pro on to the hard drive, Or atleast get the board to see the drive, All attempts have failed. I just gopt the drive new from ebay. Im going to have it tested tomorow to be sure it is not broken, Another thing it does is, When you plug in the serial ati and the power plug the drive does not even power up or spin, If i take out the serial ati and just leave the power on, It powers up and i can hear it working but the mobo wont see it due to no serial ati hooked in. Any programs or things you may know that will helkp me get this to work would be great, This entire system is new, I orderd all the parts and have been putting it together for aboiut a week now, Everything is great other then this hard drive. Thank you.

A:Windows Installation on SATA drive

Even though it appears you're having the same problem, please start a new thread when you have a new issue. It's very difficult to keep two problems straight and who's working on what in a single thread.

I've created a new thread for your issue here.

Thanks for your cooperation.

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I have a WesternDigital 500GB Sata harddisk, which I have been using as external drive and works fine. Recently, I tried to use it as my primary drive and install windows XP on it. But I failed despite many attempts. When I run windows installation on this drive, it starts fine. The set up allows me to create partitions and copies files to the hard drive, but as soon as the computer reboots after copying files, the set up stops and a blue screen appears.

One more thing, when I perform a normal format on the drive, it starts but doesn’t proceed at all, despite waiting for hours, however a quick format woks fine. Please help!

A:Problems with Windows Installation on SATA

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Hi there,

I have been trying to install my Windows 7 Home Premium on my SATA III (WD500GB) drive but it cannot read it. I use Asus P7H55-M/USB3 motherboard and I have updated BIOS version to latest 0901.

My SATA III drive was installed using SATA III cable (came supplied with mobo) and I have trial-and-errored both IDE and AHCI modes with Marvell 91xx driver but my Windows 7 still cannot find my SATA III drive.

I have searched this forum and cannot find a solution to my problem. I really hope someone here can help me.

Thanks so much!

A:Windows 7 installation cannot read SATA III Drive

Try using the Intel drivers from here:
Intel Sata Controller Drivers

SATA Driver - Load in Windows 7 or Vista Setup

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Need some help from anyone.

I'm trying to install Windows 7 on a WD 500gb freshly formatted to NTFS. Windows 7 first copies the files and then says its starting up and then hangs up. My bios see's the hard drive and knows it's there. I never get a chance to use F6 to load the Sata drivers that I have on a floppy drive. It never asks me. I first tried to load with the Sata Drive unpartitioned but that failed. So I am now trying to do it on a formatted drive. I'm not sure if the problem is that Windows 7 doesn't recognize that I have a Sata Drive attached. Can anyone give me some ideas for things to try?


I took the motherboard, processor, and ram back to Frys and got store credit. I changed from a Gigabyte motherboard to an Asus motherboard, same processor, and associated ram. Windows 7 loaded with no problems. Fry's stated that the motherboard must have been bad due to the issues that I was having. The processor and ram were suspected to be good. When I loaded Windows 7 I didn't have to load any Sata drivers the bios and windows 7 picked up the Sata Drive with no problems. Thanks for the help.

A:Windows 7 installation fails/sata 2 drive

See if this helps.

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Ok setting up my comp, nothing major we've found, until ........
.............. installing windows xp

The pc boots it from the cd, starts installtaion, does the format thing, copies files to installtion folders, then reboots as normal .......
... and starts from scratch all over again, except that there is a windows install there, 'cos it tells me so, and warns me about installling another OS.
It just doesnt appear to go to the next part of the installation - I'm just stuck in a loop.

I've tried it with and without doing the F6, and using the floppy with the mobo RAID drivers on, no difference.

Any advice gratefully received

Oh I've got:
Matrox DiamondMax Plus 9 sata hard drive
windows xp home edition

A:windows xp - sata hard drive - installation probs

After the f6, do you get any indication the drivers are installed? When you reboot, does the bios give you a message to the effect of no serial storage device installed?
You can also try hitting f6 much earlier in the install, don't wait for the prompt. Tap f6 as soon as it starts booting from the cd, until you get a slightly different installing mass storage drivers screen, and when you get to the normal screen, it will show them as already installed. When you reboot, the bios should give no message about mass storage. The Abit board may not give you the same message, it was on an Aopen board I saw that problem.

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I hope somebody can help me, I just bought 2 identical hard drives Western Digital Raptor 36 Giga Sata drives that I wanted to RAID-0 using the motherboard controller I have on the ASUS A7N8X deluxe which is called Silicon Image Sil 3112A controller, so first of all I plugged the sata wires and I started my PC ( Barton 2500+) and setting up the RAID-0 pressing F4 , this operation was succesfull and the bios recognize the 2 hard drives with no problems at all and no conflict.

After that I started installing Windows XP PRO using the 6 floppies + the one containing the Sata Raid controller drivers necessary for WIN to be recognised, I downloaded these drivers from the ASUS website (after unzipping the file) after a while WIN asked me to insert the floppy containing the drivers since I pressed the F6 option that initially the installing program ask if a SATA RAID OR SCSI controller need to be installed. Windows XP PRO recognised the drivers with the only problem that were not digitally signed and this could be the cause of Windows Instability problems, I pressed to "continue anyway" button and the installation proceeded normally even though the same message advising me of istability problems appeared a couple of times more exactly right before WIN XP PRO ask you the time region you are located etc... At the end the program booted and Windows XP PRO was launched properly. This only happened 3 times because at the fourth time I turned on the PC one blue screen appea... Read more

A:Windows XP installation stability problems with SATA RAID H.D.

This driver ( Asus A7N8X Deluxe Silicon Image Serial ATA RAID driver version V1.0.0.281) seems more recent then the one available on the ASUS website. It might be worth a try.

PS. Welcome to TechSpot. Hope you enjoy your stay.:wave:

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Hello. I want an installed SSD, but the version of SATA is unknown. On the manufacturer's website there is no evidence of SATA bus. What's in this notebook Sata Sata 2 or Sata3?

A:installation SSD What's in this notebook Sata Sata 2 or Sata...

HI. Your computer comes out as SATA ... We can say that the generation of the equipment is SATA 3, being compatible on SATA 1,2,3. http://pcpartpicker.com/products/compare/MVWrxr,3kL7YJ/ Regards.

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Hey guys,

I just got a Western Digital 80GB SATA drive for Chirstmas and went to install it, but the drive was never recognized. I tried installing Windows and Linux onto it, but neither saw. Even after install the drivers from the motherboard CD, it did not work. I now have Windows installed on a IDE drive and am trying to use the SATA drive as a secondary, but no such luck. Any help would be appreciated.

Antec TrueBlue 480W PSU
MSI VIA KM400 Motherboard
Athlon XP 1.6 Ghz
Mad Dog 5.1 / Onboard Sound
ATi AIW 9600


A:SATA Drive Not Recognized

You CAN NOT use a SATA drive and an IDE drive on the same channel.
Move the SATA HD to the other controller

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I know there are many different versions of this problem, here is mine:

I have a Dell Precision 360 with a motherboard code W2563 (specific manuf?). It's a 2004 machine, so I'm assuming that the 2 sata ports on it are sata I, not II. So I got a WD 250gb sata II drive and set the jumper to 150 mode and got the power adapter. I go into Bios and I don't see the drive, I tried to change the sata drive setting, but it only goes to "unrecognized device". When I try to run the XP pro setup, it stops at a screen saying I don't have a hard drive hooked up. What am I doing wrong? Do I need to format it or something?

Thanks very much for your help.

A:Sata drive not recognized

XP doesn't have any SATA drivers.

Installing XP on a SATA drive

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Have a 500gb sata usb drive that has been working fine. had it on and unplugged my printer cable form back of computer. error came up that the drive had not closed and or been written to and that data would be lost. shut down usb drive and now XP pro sp2 will not acknowledge. have a 200 gb ide drive that mounts fine. have celeron 3.2mhz cpu, abit sg-80 mobo w/512 ram. no info on microsoft for such a problem??
any ideas???

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usb sata drive not recognized
Have a 500gb sata usb drive that has been working fine. had it on and unplugged my printer cable form back of computer. error came up that the drive had not closed and or been written to and that data would be lost. shut down usb drive and now XP pro sp2 will not acknowledge. have a 200 gb ide drive that mounts fine. have celeron 3.2mhz cpu, abit sg-80 mobo w/512 ram. no info on microsoft for such a problem??
any ideas??? is there a HD recovery tool???

A:usb sata drive not recognized by xp

Are you sure you unplugged the right usb cable because it should not have come up with that error.
I know before you can unplug a usb pendrive it has to be closed through windows first otherwise you can damage the pendrive making it un-usable.

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I added a 2nd SATA drive (Hitachi 160GB 7200RPM SATA Hard Drive, Model HDS722516VLSA80) to my system. When I powered up WinXP Pro recognized "new hrdware found"....then I did NOT get the normal "hardware ready for use" message.

Sure enough when I go to Windows Explorer and look for the drive...nada. When I look at the Device Manager both drives are shown. What do I do to make this drive available??? Thanx!


Has no one found an answer to this as yet?
Ive got the same problem with my additional Sata drive plugged into an Asus motherboard with sata sockets. Sata drivers of motherboard installed.

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Trying to change hard drives to a WD 350 gig sata.
The A8v motherboard does not recognize the drive,in the Bios its not there,even though I changed the sata to enabled.
It's not in the boot sequence,I tried placing jumpers on it,to no avail and the Asus website isn't helpful at all.
Is there anything I can do that I haven't done?
Here are the total spec's,A8v motherborad,AMD 939 64 CPU,1 gig corsair memory,had a DVD and CD player.

A:does not recognized the sata drive

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I began a clean install of Windows Vista on a recently built computer. However, the vista setup does not detect my Seagate 320 gb hdd - so it can't install.

The install said I needed drivers, but I can't find my motherboard cd that has them (GA P35C DS3R - ICH9R controller). Does anyone know which drivers will work?


A:My SATA drive is not recognized

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Earlier this week the SATA cable connector broke on one of my drives so I had to replace it. I was able to use it but cable would all off easily so I was able to use the original drive to clone a new one.

While cloning, I disconnected my second hard drive (Power and SATA data connector). After completing cloning the boot drive, I reconnected the second hard drive and it is not being seen by the system.

I have tried putting the SATA connector in the other positions on the motherboard but none cause the drive to be recognized.

It is hard to believe that this drive failed when all I did was disconnect it's cables. Is there something else that can be done to revive this drive?

A:SATA drive not recognized

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So I have an Asus A8V Deluxe mobo with the VIA VT8237 chipset and I recently bought this newer WD SATA drive: http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E16822136075

After install, the drive is not recognized by mobo. There are many comments on newegg there and other places on the web, hell, WD's own site that say you have to use jumpers across 5/6 to get the drive to go down in speed and be recognized by dated boards like mine.

Too bad this doesn't work for me! I tried it using both primary and secondary sata ports, new cables, and all jumper config pairs on both ports!

WD support has nothing to offer except a new drive, which I would guess would behave the same. But if the jumper fix works for all, why not me!!

A:WD SATA drive not recognized - even with jumper fix


Is the BIOS configured to run the drive as IDE? If it's not, and you don't have a SATA controller installed, then BIOS will be looking for the drive for a long, long time

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ive purchased a new Western digital 320gb SATA hard drive for my sons pc to replace a ide 80gb hard drive.
When connected and boots up the hd starts clicking and the light on pc stops flashing.
In the Bios the hd is showing with no name or size.
When i try and load xp from the disc it eventually starts to load then comes up with hard drive error.
Can you please advise if a faulty hard drive ?

A:SATA hard drive not recognized

The problem is likely a driver issue. Windows XP comes with few SATA/RAID controller drivers so it doesn't recognize hard drives connected to SATA connectors on most motherboards. One way around it is to go into the BIOS and change the controller mode to IDE. If you can do that, Windows setup should continue as if you installed an IDE drive.

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Hi everyone

I am a newbie so please be gentle.

One morning my XP machine only booted the the XP screen and the blue harizontal bar just kept going in a loop and no further. Tried booting in safe mode and received the BSOD. Tried installing a fresh copy of XP to be told no drives were detected on the system.

Have now bought a new SATA hard drive, and disconnected the old one. On boot-up the new drive is NOT auto-detected and the BIOS states that no hard drive was found. There is no setting in the BIOS to manual force a drive recognition.

If I disconnect the cables attached to the new disk and reconnect the old disk the original problem is shown, which I am asuming means the cables are OK.

The motherboard is an ASUS A8V Deluxe, and the new drive is a Samsung HD 502HJ.

This is driving me daft and fast approaching a drop test of the computer from a great height!

Any suggestions gratefully appreciated.

A:SATA hard drive not recognized

Here ya go.

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hello, i just purchased a 120 gb ssd and installed windows 7 64 bit on my computer. I had a sata drive before with windows 7 64 bit too. Now that i want to make the sata my slave drive it does not show up in my computer. I have to say that i wanted to clean the sata drive and uninstall windows 7 and just use it for storage, so what i did was to insert my windows 7 disc and i deleted the operating system from there and then i quit the installation. is there anything i can do to make my sata drive appear in my computer and use it as a storage/application drive?

I already tried to connect both drives with only one sata cable that has connection for master and slave but it does not work and it does not work either with 2 separate cables.

A:SATA hard drive not recognized

What computer/mobo model?
SATA drives don't use a Master/Slave designation. They are connected to channels (0,1, etc.). I can't quite imagine what cable you found that has two SATA connectors.
Make sure the relevant channels are enabled in the BIOS.

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I have an HP m7350n multi-media computer running Windows 7 Professional 64 bit (4 gigs RAM, 3.5 recognized due to motherboard limitations I think) and I recently replaced one of the DVD drives with a SATA BDRom/DVDwriter (Samsung DVDWBD SH-B083L). Windows recognizes both drives. However, my favorite burning program (Divx 7 player) no longer recognizes either of the drives. My favorite DVD burning program (TMPG Authoringworks 4) only recognizes the pre-existing IDE drive.

Does anyone know if there is anything I can try to fix this?


A:new SATA optical drive not recognized

uninstall both rom-drives in device manager reboot and windows should reinstall both drives if the sata drivers are installed.
the sata drive should install ok. also check the position of the drive on the ide cable master /slave
also check the hp web site for updates of drivers

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I have 2 drives hooked up to my computer. The main boot drive with Win XP on it is IDE. I have a second drive that is SATA. I want to use the SATA drive as extra storage space but my pc won't recognize it. During the boot sequence it appears that the SATA drive is recognized by the system but as soon as I get into windows and look in My Computer, there is no extra drive there. I looked in disc management too and the drive wasn't shown there either. Any ideas?

A:Secondary SATA drive not recognized

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recently purchased a western digital 400 gb sata hd and am using a ide to sata bridge to connect it to the ide cable from an external 3.5" enclosure. when everything is connected the usb port that the external hd is connected to only shows the ide to sata bridge driver. i only want the sata drive to function as an external drive for storage. am i missing something that i need to do to get this recognized in my computer in xp?

A:Sata hdd w/ ide to sata bridge not being recognized

This Western Digital 400 needs to be formatted. Use the Western Digital install program to set up the new drive... You may have to temporarily install the drive into your computer to do the formatting

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I just built a new machine and I'm trying to install Vista on a OCZ Solid State 120 gb but it can't be found by Vista Setup.
The Drive does appear when I first boot the computer but doesn't show up as SATA in bios.
I'm running it as IDE (i also tried RAID without any luck)
I'm guessing that I should slipstream some drivers when offered by vista but I couldn't find any for Ocz....
Sorry if I'm I missing something fundamental (I have never installed Vista on SATA)
Please help
Thanks in advance

A:[Vista 32-bit Install] SATA Drive Not Recognized

It should be seen like any other hard drive, don't know of ny drivers for a ssd.

With it set as IDE in the bios, Vista should find it with no problems, maybe a bad drive?

If the bios is set as Sata, then you would need the motherboard sata driver during Vista setup.

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I have a HP nx6125 laptop with a WD 320 SATA drive that the BIOS doesn't see.

I have been able to boot up off the recovery disk and install XP to the C drive with no problems.

When it reboots to continue the install process, C drive is not seen by the BIOS and gives me a disk read error.

I pulled the CMOS battery thinking that would reset it but all it did was loose the time and date setting.

I removed the drive and connected it with an external USB adapter and all the XP install files seem to be there.

If I need to reinstall the BIOS files, how can I do that if that is the first thing that the system looks at when booting?

Any help would be appreciated.

A:SATA drive not recognized but formats and installs XP

Try the following.

Try updating the bios to the latest version which can be available from the vendor's website.
Try changing the data cables
Try a different brand.

hope that works.

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Okay, I have read a bunch about this topic and it's relation to AHCI, but now I would appreciate some help. I have a Sager NP9280 (Clevo D900F) which has an X58 board with the Intel ICH10R controller, and 3 drives in RAID0. I just got an eSATA but no matter what the drive is not recognized. At one point it showed up briefly in the Intel Matrix software but then the program keeps refreshing and looping searching for new devices. At one point I gave up and just unplugged the drive didn't think much of it because it wasn't being recognized even in the RAID controller settings, but it somehow it broke my windows boot record but windows recovery was able to fix it.

I just want the eSATA drive to work.

QUESTION 1) Do I have to enable ACHI? My BIOS only has RAID and AHCI options and when switching to AHCI, Windows does not boot.

QUESTION 2) Can I still use RAID in AHCI mode? I also read I have to reinstall Windows after switching to AHCI, but

QUESTION 3) can I install Windows with an Image backup? I think the answer is yes but I just want to be sure.


First off, thank you for the help so far. when I was a 10 year old child I came here and got help with how to upgrade my graphics card. I guess things have changed. or I have just become more impatient. </rant>

So exactly what happens and how it happens is that I plug in and power on my external eSATA drive, then I boot the computer. (Windows 7 64-bit) When it reaches the Windows logo/loading screen,... Read more

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My wife's computer has an EIDE drive installed. It will not take an internal SATA but can I use an external SATA drive via an USB port?

A:Solved: External SATA Drive Recognized

Yes. The machine sees just USB.

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I recently changed my media playing computer from an old Pentium 4 ruining XP, to a modern slim HP computer with Win 7.
Because much all of my data was stored on one SATA hard drive, I removed it and placed it in my new machine.
after a short time messing about I was able to "import" the disk to the Win 7 OS.
one of the things I tried was setting the new HD to offline and than back to online.
The current problem I am facing began after installing new nVidia drivers, the HD is listed as "invalid" in the disk manege screen and I am unable to do anything with it

any suggestion
should I try and re install drivers? it is listed as "working properly"
will the disk be recognized in XP?

A:SATA hard drive form XP is not recognized by Win 7

Hi Ariel and welcome to SevenForums,

please post a snapshot of your disk managment output.


Run disk management:
WIN is the key with the wavy flag.

Maximize the output of Disk Management:
ALT Spacebar key combo | X key
Drag the field separators (such as between Status and Capacity) to show entire field.

Make a snapshot:
Click the New button.
Drag the cursor around the area you want to snip.
File | Save as | select save location and name | Save button

Post the snapshot:
Screenshot - How to post

This site might be able to help:
MS Fix it Center Online

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I managed to get hold of part 01HY319 for my trusty T460 and all works fine. It looks like this and converts from an NVME M.2 drive (M-key) to SATA Express connection on the motherboard.  SATA Express is only x2 PCI lines (rather than the 4 you get with "full" NVME support) so I was interested in performance. Performance before with a 1TB Crucial MX500 SSD SATA drive was like this  Performance afterwards with the 01HY319 part and a 1TB Samsung 960 Evo NVME drive was like this  Hope this helps anyone considering the upgrade.

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The ubcd4win bootable cd I made doesn't recognize sata hard drives. What drivers can I use to integrate into ubcd4win and how so my bootable cd will recognize my sata hard drive. Please help. I am a newbie.

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I recently purchased a Seagate Momentus 5400.6 hard drive and a Sabrent USB 3.0 SATA Hard Drive flat docking station to connect via usb to my Dell XPS L702x laptop. Upon putting the hard drive in the external enclosure and connecting to my laptop via usb my computer is not recognizing this external hard drive in disk management. I can see it in device manager and it is listed as "Jmicron SCSI Disk Device". I can also see it in devices and printer listed as "Jmicron". However it is not recognized or listed in disk management and file explorer. I am a novice when it comes to hardware issues as I am more of a software guy but I have tried everything I can find on the net to no avail. ie uninstalling and installing the drivers, using seagate utilities (I cannot also see it in Seagates applications), disabling fast startup, windows devices and printers troubleshooting, etc. I suspect (maybe incorrectly) that this device is showing up as "Jmicron SCSI disk device" instead of a SATA drive but that is coming from someone who again does not know alot about the device/hardware side. I would like to make this external drive a full backup for my windows 10 laptop and any assistance that could be provided would be GREATLY appreciated. Thanks for any help you may be!

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Hi -
I'm having a problem installing XP Pro SP2 on my new WD hard drive. The new HD is a SATA 6 Gps jumpered for 3 Gps. My problem is almost exactly like the one described here:

[SOLVED] Unable to install XP...Harddrive Error...

The solution provided there is exactly what i've found in other forums and blogs. Once I got past a floppy drive problem that prevented me from loading the SATA drivers using the F6 key solution, I finally was able to load the drivers from the floppy that came with my m/b.

However, after Windows setup started, it got to the point after loading some drivers where it showed me the blue screen giving me 3 choices - I chose to begin installing Windows XP. So I clicked Enter, and the next blue screen gave me the message "Setup did not find any hard disk drives installed on your computer."

I've tried several different configurations in the BIOS, but none worked. Right now, its at the default settings. SATA is configured for RAID since my m/b floppy contains RAID Drivers.

Man, I am at a loss. I have no idea why I can't get XP installed. Thank you for any help.

A:[SOLVED] SATA hard drive not recognized after F6 during XP Pro install

You want to set the SATA to work as IDE . . not RAID, unless you have a RAID array. . . and you want the SATA drivers, not RAID drivers.

If you set the SATA controller to work as IDE you do not need the drivers on the floppy

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I just purchased a new Seagate 300gb hd, and in addition to it a STLab Serial ATA PCI Card. I already had 2 WD 120gb hd's running in RAID 0 before this purchase.

So i installed the SATA card in order to add my 3rd drive since my mobo only supports 2. Originally i left my original drives attached to the mobo SATA connectors, and put the new 300gb on the card... however this cause the pc to try and boot from the new drive.. i guess the PCI slot must have higher boot priority than the mobo SATA connectors. I switched my old drives over to the new card and hooked up the new drive to the mobo. Everything booted up fine, and in the boot sequence all 3 drives were detected, however when i got into Windows, i could not see my new 300gb drive in Windows Explorer.

Should I not be able to see it here, and have the option to format it, etc. through Windows Explorer?

If someone could enlighten me as to what is going wrong it would be greatly appreciated.


A:Problems detecting my new SATA drive in Windows...

You will first have to create one or more partitions on it, won't you?

Use Disk Management to do so: Control Panel -> Administrative Tools -> Computer Management -> Disk Management. Your new (empty) drive will show up there.

I think you could have modified the boot priority of the S-ATA card vs. the on-board S-ATA, but that will likely depend on the BIOS - both the one on the mainboard and the one on the card.

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I have a Dell Dimension MCE 8400 that I ordered with a single drive. In retrospect I should have ordered it with 2 drives and without MCE but that is another discussion. I am wanting to install a new OEM WD Cavier SATA 160 with dual boot operating systems on the same drive but partitioned, XP Pro and MCE. I have installed the WD drive as the second drive (in position 1) and made a partition of 40 GB. The drive is seen by the system. I reboot the system and go into setup, disable the Maxtor SATA drive (one delivered with system and in position 0) change the boot order so it boots from CD, save the changes. I boot the system with the Win XP Pro CD, and in the FDD I have WD SATA drivers. The system boots, I hit F6 and it looks as though it is reading the SATA controller drivers. Needless to say the system doesn't recognize that a hard drive is present. Please help!!!!! If anyone has any ideas or suggestions it would be greatly appreciated.

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I have a near new HP Envy Phoenix 860-019 desktop computer (i7-6700).  It came with a SanDisk 128 GB SATA SSD as the boot drive, and a Seagate 2 TB SATA drive as the second drive. I want to replace the 2 TB Seagate ST2000DM001 SATA drive with a larger 4 TB Western Digital WD4003FZEX SATA drive.  I first put the WD drive in an external USB SATA adapter, formatted it GPT, then successfully copied all of the files from the Seagate drive to the WD drive.  I then removed the internal Seagate drive and replaced it with the larger WD drive. The Version A.08 BIOS does not recognize the WD drive, and consequently the WD drive doesn't show up in Windows 10 Disk Management.  If I put the Seagate drive back, it works fine, proving that there is nothing wrong with the SATA cable.  I tried resetting the BIOS to factory settings but still no luck. Does anyone have any ideas?  Has this happened to anyone else?

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Hello, I have a hard drive here that suddenly stopped working. It is a Western Digital Scorpio Black WE3200BEKT 320GB 2.5" internal laptop hard drive. The computer started to behave oddly and wouldn't respond, so it was shut down using the power button. Upon turning it on, the computer displayed the typical "Windows was not shut down correctly," but after trying to bypass that, the computer displayed something along the lines of "no system disk found, press any key." This screen wouldn't go away. Upon running the built in hard drive test, the utility couldn't find any disks.

I took out the drive and plugged it into my sata to USB adapter. The drive spun up but Windows could not recognize it, nor could any disk utility. It seems like the drive has failed.

What could have caused this, and what can be done to recover the data on the drive? Thanks!

A:Potential SATA Hard Drive Failure, Spins up but not recognized

welcome to Seven forums.
It would seem the drive has failed. If you have another PC available try attaching it directly to its motherboard to see if it can be read. If not you can try a program called SpinRite by Steve Gibson, but it costs $80.

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Hi Everyone,

You guys have always helped me out in the past, so I really hope you can again.

My computer is stuck in a safe mode loop.
I initially went into msconfig and changed the startup to safe mode, so I could troubleshoot some virus issues.
I don't have the admin password, so I can't get past the login page to change it back. I don't remember every adding a password.

So I used a bootdisk to get to a dos prompt. That way I could find the boot.ini file and manually erase the safemode line in the registry.
The problem is that I have sata drives and the computer doesn't recognize them on startup. So I can't go to c: and search for it.

So, I'm in a catch 22 because I can't login to regular windows, and I can't search for the boot.ini file on my drives to have it restart normally.

I even attempted to use one of those admin password reset programs, but it didn't work either.

I already went through many of the pages on here with similar "stuck in safe mode" issues and on google, but had no luck.

Any help would be appreciated. Of course I have a project due, but can't get to the files.

A:Catch 22 - Stuck in Safe mode and Sata Drive not recognized

Hello ,

we are not allowed to help with password s but i can tell you this

shut your system down & unplud it

open your case

look at the motherboard and see if you can find the jumpers to reset the bios / if you can not find them / then just remove the litheum battery from the motherboard for 3 to 5minutes

then put all back together

& restart your system

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Recently I decided to upgrade my hard disk storage space so I bought a Maxtor DiamondMax Plus 9 160GB SATA hard disk drive. Upon installing the drive I entered the Bios and went into "Intergrated Peripherals" section and set the BIOS to recognize P-ATA + S-ATA drives. When I reboot the new Maxtor drive shows up in Windows Explorer and functions normally. Also in Windows Explorer, my CD/DVD drive appears. However when I put a cd in the drive and click on the drive in Explorer I get the message to "Insert a disc into drive F:". The drive will not read the disc. When I went into Device Manager the CD/DVD drive shows up and says that it is functioning properly. Strange.....
So, I rebooted and reset the BIOS to the setup defaults (ie. P-ATA Drive Only) and when the computer boots up now the CD/DVD drive functions normally but the Maxtor drive is now not recognized. I understandObviously the Maxtor drive is not recognized because the BIOS is set for P-ATA drive only, but why when the BIOS is set for P-ATA + S-ATA is the CD/DVD drive not recognized?

My computer specs are as follows:

Processsor: Intel Pentium4 3.2C GHz (478pin/FSB800)
Motherboard: MSI i865G ATX
Bios: AMI Bios
RAM: DDR SDRAM 1GB (512MB x 2 / PC3200)
Video:nVidia GeForce FX5700 128MB AGP
Sound: CREATIVE SoundBlaster Audigy2ZS Platinum Pro
Hard Disk1:160GB Ultra ATA HDD (7200rpm)
Hard Disk2:Maxtor DiamondMax Plus 9 160GB SATA
OS: Windows XP PRo

A:CD/DVD Drive not recognized in BIOS after installing SATA hard disk

No one going to take a stab at this one. Please, I need some help here. Any advice would be appreciated

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I want to transfer data from my hard drive in my laptop (Lenovo Y480) to a hard drive in my desktop. the cables for the sata adapter do not fit the hard drive from the laptop. Is there a different form for a 2.5 hard drive and a 3.5 hard drive?

A:sata to usb adapter cable dosen't fit sata hard drive in laptop?

Does the drive have an adapter need to remove to expose the SATA conenctors? I don;t see anything about the Y480 not having a standard SATA drive and laptop and desktop SATA connectors are the same.

Maybe post pictures of both the drive and your SATA cables.

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Recently i had a virus of some kind messages poping on in windows and some how it also disabled task manager and changed my account from admin to limited use. So i decided to reformat, but its an sata drive. I load the the drivers from a floppy when the windows xp cd is loading so it will see the drive, but when it starts the actual windows install it tells me it cant copy those files.

I have tried 4 different floppies, deleted partation many times and created a new one, still same problem. I was thinking of deleting the MBR but how can i do that on a sata drive when i need the drivers from the floppy to make the drive show up.

Its a western digital 74g raptor drive, i have installed windows on this drive many times without ever having this problem before, any ideas?? could my mbr be jacked up, and how do i get to it?
i tried the recovery console but since this is an sata drive the recovery console does not see this drive. also tried using partation magic, nothing has worked so far.

A:Problems installing windows on sata raptor drive

Western Digital's LifeGuard utilities for that model could do the trick at for a complete
partitioning and formatting with the DRFAT32. Once this was done, XP would then see
the drive since any virus would be have been wiped right off. There is also a zero fill in
which writes nothing but zeros to the drive. That takes all day though.

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I have to replace my original hdd on my 9 year old Dell XPS 8100. The desktop  has an i7 chip so I'd hate to replace it with a new i7 PC because they are expensive.The bad drive is an esata drive. I notice that current crop of hdd's seem to be sata III drives. Will the old Dell PC mother board  on the desktop support the new sata III drivesIf I replace the bad hard drive would I be able to restore the W7 OS and all my data by using a macriumbackup file on the desktops external  backup drive?
Thanks for your help!

A:Can old oem sata hard drive be replaced with a new current generation sata III hdd on an 8 year old xps 8100 with an i7 chip??

Any 3.5" SATA drive will work.
As long as the system is in working order, and you purchase a SATA data cable for the additional drive, you should have no trouble cloning the existing drive to a new one.

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