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Hey guys this may be a newbie question not sure but I bit the bullet and bough a new harddrive that was SATA instead of the old school IDE. Plugged it in and popped the windows CD in to partition it and what not and BAM I got this.....


Windows XP Professional Setup
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Setup did not find any hard disk drives installed in your computer.

Make sure any hard disk drives are powered on and propery connected to your computer, and that any disk-related hardware configuration is correct. This may involve running a manufacturer-supplied diagnostic or setup program.

Setup cannot continue. To quit Setup, press F3.


Why do these things always happen to me lol? I didn't see anything that stuck out or almost smacked me in the face in my BIOS about switching it from IDE to SATA or anything crap like that....

Can I get some pointers ASAP? basically only night free this week and I wana get this done incase old IDE crashes (no my IDE is not plugged in at the same time incase your woundering...)

Thanks
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Ok... check the following:

In BIOS:
- Make sure that SATA is enabled for the hdd controllers.
- Make sure the controller is NOT set to RAID, but just to SATA.

Check the manual of your motherboard whether you need drivers even if you don't have RAID. If so, you might need to do the floppy thing (with F6) to install them during Windows install. If the BIOS is not the problem, then post back and we can help you more.
    
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K in Bios I enabled..... OnChip SATA BOOTROM and there is OnBoard Promise Controller [ENABLED] with a sub catagory of Operatiing Mode and its set to [RAID] the only other option for it is Onboard IDE Operate Mode...

And I have no driver floppy nor floppy drive installed lol
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Ok... now, I am not sure which SATA connector on the motherboard you used....

Make sure that NOTHING in the BIOS is set to RAID! You only have a single hard disk. The Operating Mode should be SATA.
    
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Alright its something with windows installer. I installed Linux 5.10 ubuntu no problem and thats what I"m running right now.

What can I do to get it to work with windows? Even after Installed Linux knowing the harddrive works and then trying to install windows NOTHING because I thought the drive might need an FDISK first but appearently not!

PS my motherboard is a Asus K8V SE Deluxe s754.

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post #6 of 18
Windows needs the drivers for the SATA controller. The only way to do it that I know if is to put the drivers of a floppy disk, and load them durring setup (press "F6" when prompted for RAID drivers). You might be able to do it from a flash drive, I dont know.

Another way would be to use nlite (www.nliteos.com, I think. If not, google it). Its a program that integrates drivers and settings into a Windows XP instalation disk. It reads your disk, and burns another one with the settings you want. It does require that you have access to a working Windows computer, however.
post #7 of 18
On most motherboards, Windows should not sure drivers if it's just SATA. only need drivers for RAID.

However, it's worth trying.
    
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post #8 of 18
I got the same board as you, buddy. If you're using the upper two SATA ports, you gotta enable the On-board SATA boot ROM. If you're using the lower two SATA ports, you gotta use the Promise controller and set it to RAID (whether you're using two drives or not). You also have to put the correct RAID drivers for whichever controller you're using onto a floppy and press F6 when windows setup starts. Halfway into the driver loading, it will ask for a floppy with the drivers you want to put on the computer. Select the drivers and you should be good to go.

A couple notes: The K8V-SE Deluxe isn't supposed to be a good overclocker. If your FSB is higher than 223MHz, then you cannot use the upper two (VIA; On-board SATA boot ROM) SATA ports. You will have to use the Promise Controller and set up an array (mine's 0+1 i think, on one drive; again you just need to set it to something for it to work).

Hope this helped.
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Very helpful reply. Rep+
    
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post #10 of 18
Quote:
Originally Posted by Chozart
On most motherboards, Windows should not sure drivers if it's just SATA. only need drivers for RAID.

However, it's worth trying.

Well as said for SATA drivers are not needed as Windows shal provide such drivers for SATA recognition. However for 3rd party RAID as the RAID chipsets on motherboards differ you will need a 3rd party driver yes.
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