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Solved: Dude wheres my Hard Drive !!

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Azfar, Oct 5, 2006.

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  1. Azfar

    Azfar Thread Starter

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    hi . i recently bought this new mother board by Asus, P5RD1-V. the problem is that when i try to install windows xp on my SATA HD, after the initial stage during which the setup copies all the drivers and then gives that option " to install windows XP press enter" plus one or two other options, when i press enter i get this massage that says " setup didnt find any hard drives installed on your system. check to see if any HD is installed .... " and then it goes on to say things like check your drive configuration or the drive health and things like that. all this when at the the bootup it does show the hard drive connected at SATA port 1. !! ? i run seagate diagnostic tool on it and it showes the drive as perfectly healthy. i dont know why is it doing it. the hard disk is spanking brand new. the same goes for the 120GB WD SATA. the interesting thing it has no issue with the good old IDE HD's. i connected my old maxtor IDE hard drive and the setup ran as smooth as it can get. i dont know why setup isent detecting the SATA HD. is it the board or is it somthing else. any ideas !
     
  2. bigbear

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    You need to load the sata drivers at f6 before you load windows
    The drivers are normally loaded onto a floppy from the mobo disc
     
  3. crjdriver

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    The drivers should be on your asus support CD. There should be a "make disk" folder. Open the folder and run the app. It will make the floppy for you.

    Note you can also download the drivers from asus's site.
     
  4. Azfar

    Azfar Thread Starter

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    yessSSS. it worked :D . the cd was bootable. it asked for a floppy in the DOS mode. and made a drivers floppy. i pressed F6 at the start of windows setup ..it asked for the floppy and voila . my SATA is up and running :rolleyes: . thank you bear, crj.
     
  5. crjdriver

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    Good work, I will mark this as solved. For future reference, you can mark your own thread as solved using the thread tools at the top of the page.
     
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