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raptor aint being read by windows ,help PLZ

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as the title i need help i got this drive today and its the WD740GD-00NLR1 i tryed to install windows and its not working ,telling me to install raid controllers,which also wont install what do i do ,
system specs are:
amd 3700 kacae
asus a8v-e deluxe
raptor
samsung 20 GB
wd cavear 40Gb
bfg 7800gt
and coolermaster 430w PSU
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Well since a raptor is a sata drive you need to install the sata drivers from the floppy, that they are usually on, by pressing i think it is F6 (press to install 3rd party drivers for sata or scsi devies, or something like that) early on in the blue windows setup screen.If you dont have the drivers installed early on windows setup cant see or talk to a sata port let alone a sata drive.
    
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as u can see i dont have a floppy drive and i got a asus cd tho ,will that work?
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No it wont work that way since the asus disk is not bootable and the os is not existance so the interface your in (not sure on the proper termonolgy of that screen) cant read from the asus cd with the drivers for sata ports. Floppy drives are not that expensive or you can tempororly borrow one from another pc at your house or a neighbor/friends house.
    
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WIndows in their infinite wisdom requires a FDD to load the drivers requested (F6) No way to browse to another drive at that point--so yes a Floppy is mandatory (gotta love that forward looking Bill Gates...)
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