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I just bought a new mobo (GIGABYTE i-DNA) + new hard drive (WD 16mb Cache 7200 RPM) and i tried installing windows but it wouldnt read the drive due to me not installing the sata drivers, it reconized my sata in the BIOS though. My question is:

How do i install this new hard drive without having a floppy disk drive? I really want this new hard drive.
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you have to have a floppy for the install of raid, is your bios set to raid?
    
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You don't require a floppy for SATA, that's only required for RAID arrays. Check your Bios.
 
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Then maybe theres a deeper problem to this. Why does it read my new SATA drive in my bios but it says i dont have a HD hooked up when im about to install my windows XP disc?
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Well it could be:

1: You have the SATA cable plugged into the RAID ports by mistake
2: Your Bios hasn't got it's SATA controller enabled
3: Also make sure your boot priority is set correctly
 
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you shouldn't need any drivers for windows. check to see what your hd settings are and make sure it isn't setup for raid in the bios. it should be setup for somethign like ide instead

edit: guess another thing is it might be setup for ahci and from what the great wiki says that could also cause problems as windows without sp2 needs driver disk to install and xp2 seems to offer limited support
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Advance...ller_Interface
at least that is if I read it correctly

so if you have an option to enable or disable ahci disable it
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post #7 of 12
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Originally Posted by Mhill2029 View Post
Well it could be:

1: You have the SATA cable plugged into the RAID ports by mistake
2: Your Bios hasn't got it's SATA controller enabled
3: Also make sure your boot priority is set correctly
Im thinkin its 1., but i need to know what boot priority i need to set as well. how do i know the diff. between the side by side sata ports (Im guessing those are RAID ports) i plugged it into one of the two sata side by side ports.. was it the wrong one or...
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You shouldn't have to install any drivers. Unless you are running a raid config.
When I installed my wd300 it just worked right away.
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I just need to know what boot priority to set up then.
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Originally Posted by HeartOfAHydra View Post
I just need to know what boot priority to set up then.


DVDrom(1) -> HDD(2)

or this...

Look at your mobo, there should be numbers next to each sata port. Set your bios to which ever port your HD is plugged into.
    
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