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Hard drive not recognized

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by guyrelax, Feb 4, 2007.

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  1. guyrelax

    guyrelax Thread Starter

    Feb 4, 2007
    I can't seem to get my SATA drive after reformatting. I botched up my file system and had to wipe my hard drive. Then when I went to reload everything, my computer doesn't see the hard drive. I don't believe there is a problem with the drive, I think I'm just not sure how to set it up properly. I'm using an IDE hard drive now with XP just to have something, but I need to get the sata working...

    any help is GREATLY appreciated


  2. Triple6

    Triple6 Moderator

    Dec 26, 2002
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    Is the SATA drive to be the drive that you want Windows to be installed on or is it a secondary drive?

    You probably need to install the SATA drivers for the drive to show up or if its a secondary drive you need to repartition/reformat the drive thru Disk Management.

    Latest VIA drivers here: http://www.viaarena.com/default.aspx?PageID=420&OSID=1&CatID=1070
    Guide on how to make a driver disk to install XP on a RAID enable SATA drive: http://drivers.viaarena.com/installguides/HyperionPro5XInstallationGuide.htm
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