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post #1 of 27
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hey all,

i have recently just purchased a Maxtor 160GB sata2 HDD from my local computer fair, i have plugged it in and tried to install windows it isnt finding the hard drive. can anyone help me out?

thanks for any help provided

Anjokid
post #2 of 27
does it show in bios?
Is the sata port enabled?
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Did You plug in the Power connector AND Mobo connector?

If you did - Is it finding it in BIOS?
    
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You need the drivers for windows, usually made via floppy. When you get the drivers for the SATA controller. When you get these press F6 When prompted via windows setup. (should be at the bottom of the screen and say "Press F6 If you need to install a 3rd party RAID Driver") Or something close to that.
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post #5 of 27
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had a little peek couldnt find it in bios, didnt find any drives to be honest. i think the sata port is enabled i will check that in a mo, anything else?
post #6 of 27
try booting your pc with your regular harddrive and see if it finds it that way.
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post #7 of 27
I had an MSI board that would not detect the sata..... bought an ASUS board and it picked it up right away. don't know how this helps..... unless you have an MSI board LOL
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post #8 of 27
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detects the other drive as i am using it now to talk to you nope its a ASUS board. i will check bios again in a mo, just getting the MaxBlast software
post #9 of 27
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Originally Posted by kc-tr View Post
You need the drivers for windows, usually made via floppy. When you get the drivers for the SATA controller. When you get these press F6 When prompted via windows setup. (should be at the bottom of the screen and say "Press F6 If you need to install a 3rd party RAID Driver") Or something close to that.

any idea where i get them from?
post #10 of 27
in bios make sure the sata controller is set to ide and not raid and also the f6 drivers are only needed for raid
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