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My new sata will not work

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I have a new sata western digital 250 gig hard drive 3.0. I know i need to put drivers on the hd in order for windows or the motherboard to recognize it but i dont know how to go about that. I just made a boot able disk and windows vista did not see it. I do not have vista installed yet because my computer does not see my hard drive. How do i get my motherboard and vista to see my hard drive?
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- some sata ports are ment for RAID only on some boards - try all other ports.

- one of my sata calbes died for NO reasons, nothing was visibly wrong with it and i couldnt use the hdd, at first i thought it was the HDD that was dead or my mobo was faulty. - switch cable.

- and last but not least: make sure the sata controller is enabled in the bios of your motherboard.
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Does it show up in BIOS?

Also try ctrl panel>>admin tools>>computer management (or what its called in english)>>storage>>disc management (local)
See if it shows there post a screeny here plz.
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Needs formatting, are you using XP atm? If so do what DVtriple6 suggested, it should show up as being a RAW drive you'll have to format into NTFS/FAT32 w/e.
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