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My motherboard was recognizing any harddisk plugged in while trying to install windows xp OS. I then bought a new harddrive and tried that and it still didnt work. So I read the booklet that came with the harddrive and it said this about windows not detecting a harddrive.


" SATA host bus adapters may require additional drivers provided by the HBA(Host bus adapter) Manufacturer to be installed during setup."




What does this mean, what is the host bus drivers? should it have come on the motherboard already? is there a way to install them myself without the OS on it yet?
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1. What mobo?
2. I'm assuming you're using SATA drives?

SOMEtimes, you'll get a floppy with SATA/RAID drivers on it. Other times, you'll have to make the floppy yourself using the CD that should have come with the mobo.

In these cases, when you start the Windows setup, press F6 to let the setup know that you have drivers to install...
    
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I didnt get a floppy with the motherboard, nor do I have a floppy drive. There is a cd that came with the mobo with alot of drivers. could this be the same thing? If not, how do i go about making this floppy thats needed?
Its a gigabyte DS4 mobo.
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Yeah, its rough if you don't have a floppy drive...
The CD will probably have the drivers on it, but WinXP won't normally access the CD for the drivers it needs... there's a way to do it with a USB flash drive I think... I'll have to look it up... if possible, just hook up a FDD temporarily and make the driver floppy from the CD...
    
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