SATA drive not found

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harpstringer

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On a new build My SATA drive is partitioned and formatted - It's recognized in the BIOS and at POST. When I try to load windows XP pro (new disk -registered version) the message "no fixed disks present". Any ideas ? - I'm fresh out. :confused:
 

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MB=Asus SK8N, Socket 940, nVIDIA chipset, AMD64 FX proc.,
250 GB Hitachi SATA HD, DVD & CDRW = EIDE master/slave respectively.
American Megatrends BIOS 2.54 flashed with ASUS "easy flash"SK8N1007.rom, AGP video = ATI Radeon 9600 XT 4X/8X 128 MB. DDR400 EEC registered Dual Memory - 1gig each.
 
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Did you change the Boot Sequence in BIOS Setup to include the SATA drive?
 

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Boot Device Priority = 1st floppy (yea I still install 'em) / 2nd.PM-_NEC DVD_ RW ND-1 / 3 rd. SATA378 TX2plus D0.
 

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Don't know why I never had this problem before. How 'bout this statement (right where you told me to look) "when Windows XP was developed SATA wasn't yet a recognized standard so XP doesn't detect SATA drives when you are installing for the first time" Guess I've just been lucky. The site also tells how to solve the problem.
Thanks - You 'Da Man ....... Jim
 
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