Hard drive not recognized

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I can't seem to get my SATA drive working after reformatting. I ran disk cleanup and had to wipe my hard drive after I accidentally deleted some system files. 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. I was able to recognize it on XP (from the ide drive) and recover some files before reformatting. But since I can't recognize the drive

any help is GREATLY appreciated

thanks

Nick



ABIT AV8 Socket 939 VIA K8T800 Pro ATX AMD Motherboard -

SAPPHIRE 1024-TC13-05-SAL Radeon 9250 256MB DDR AGP 4X/8X Video Card

CORSAIR ValueSelect 1GB (2 x 512MB) 184-Pin DDR SDRAM DDR 400 (PC 3200) Dual Channel

Seagate Barracuda 7200.7 ST380817AS 80GB 7200 RPM Serial ATA150 Hard Drive - OEM

Track 1 NEC DVD Burner Black IDE/ATAPI Model ND-3540A - OEM

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Hi,

You need to install the SATA drivers during the WIN XP installation from floppy disk or CD.

Press F6 when asked about installing other drivers and have the disk ready.

The XP installation will then install the SATA drivers and continues with th einstallation.

Look on your motherboard manufacturers web site or CD's supplied with motherboard for the drivers.

hth

Ceri
 
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Hi,

I hope I'm not hi-jacking your thread - but I have a very similar problem.

I have just purchased a Hitachi 250Gb SATA drive, attached the red SATA cable and the power (have tried both types independently). The computer - not Windows - fails to recognise the drive as valid. It knows it has been installed but says "No Disk Serial Raid Bus VT8237 Set up Utility V1.2 - Hardware Initiation Failed. Please Check drive!!. The Bios does not be installed" (Their grammar, not mine).

(Via Technologies chipset - hence VT)

Is my problem the same as the initial one here or should I start a new tile? Apologies if I've erred.

I am running CD and DVD Roms and an existing IDE HDD - but I removed all IDE cables in order to isolate the problem after initial failure and the problem was precisely the same.

Cheers BB.
 
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