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odd SATA issues

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by dmcmanus, Sep 25, 2008.

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  1. dmcmanus

    dmcmanus Thread Starter

    Sep 25, 2008
    So i have just finished putting together my new computer, then i went to install XP, and of course im having SATA issues. I don't own a FDD, so i used nlite to add the drivers to the XP installation. After i added the drivers, XP still wouldnt recognize the HD. After some further investigation, i found that the bios doesnt see the HD either. When i start my computer, heres what i see

    Auto-detecting Pri Master .. ATAPI CDROM
    Auto-detecting 3rd Master... IDE HARD DISK
    3rd Master Hard Disk Error
    press F1 to resume

    I have checked the wires 10 times over. As the drivers go, im pretty sue i have the right ones. as the bios goes, i have it in SATA mode. What is AHCI anyways. I'm pretty lost on this whole thing, anything dumb im missing.

    btw, my motherboard is a ECS Nforce9m-a, and my HDD is a WD6400AAKS
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