Go Back   Computer Forums > General Computing > Hardware
Click Here to Login
Join Computer forums Today


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 07-31-2006, 12:15 AM   #1
Baseband Member
 
Nopeitsacrane's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 25
Default installing IDE and SATA hard drives

my friend is reformatting his computer with an 80g seagate SATA HD, and a 120g IDE seagate HD. when he goes into the bios it only recognizes the IDE one. Also when he boots from the windows cd it only recognizes the IDE HD to install onto and reformat. how would i make the 80g hard drive the master with windows on it?
__________________

__________________
AMD athlon 64 +3000
geforce 256mb 6800XT PCI-e
1g PNY DDR SDram
Nopeitsacrane is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-31-2006, 12:46 AM   #2
Golden Master
 
ArrizX's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Posts: 16,073
Send a message via MSN to ArrizX
Default Re: installing IDE and SATA hard drives

Well his SATA hard drive is probably not compatable with his motherboard.
__________________

__________________
. ()()()()
./l ,[_\_\ ],
l---L ()lllllll()-
()_) ()_)--o-)_)
ArrizX is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-31-2006, 01:11 AM   #3
BSOD
 
Deathstar's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 756
Default Re: installing IDE and SATA hard drives

Quote:
Originally Posted by Nopeitsacrane
my friend is reformatting his computer with an 80g seagate SATA HD, and a 120g IDE seagate HD. when he goes into the bios it only recognizes the IDE one. Also when he boots from the windows cd it only recognizes the IDE HD to install onto and reformat. how would i make the 80g hard drive the master with windows on it?
If it's not recognised in the bios there's something wrong with the hardware setup. Check the cables, is there an empty slot in the bios for hdds? or are all the slots filled? has he got enough slots initialised or are some set to disabled? Also try a different SATA port.

EDIT: nevermind lol, had brain failure with the edit, the above still applies
Deathstar is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-31-2006, 01:50 AM   #4
Omnipotent One
 
Atomic Rooster's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: USA
Posts: 11,161
Send a message via AIM to Atomic Rooster Send a message via Yahoo to Atomic Rooster
Default Re: installing IDE and SATA hard drives

SATA controller driver

Your Motherboard or SATA controller card requires a driver to work properly. If you did not get a Floppy Disk with the SATA driver included with your Motherboard you will have to make one. The SATA drivers can be located on the installation CD that came with your Motherboard or preferably, download the latest SATA controller drivers from the manufacturers site. Once you have located the drivers copy them to a formatted floppy disk. Make sure they are in the root directory i.e. not contained within any folders.

BIOS settings

When you turn on the PC hit the Delete key when prompted and you will enter the BIOS (Basic Input Output System). Here you set the first boot device to be the CDROM drive, the option is usually found under the Advanced Options section but this depends on your BIOS and you may have to look around for it. Once you have done this save and exit.

Installing the SATA controller driver

Once you have set the PC to boot from the CD make sure the XP CD is in the CD drive and start the installation as per usual. Within the first minute or so of the installation Windows will prompt you to press F6 to install RAID or SCSI drivers, do this. Windows will continue to install then ask you to locate the driver. now with the floppy disk created earlier in drive A: select the driver and hit Enter.

With the SATA drivers installed you can now continue the Windows installation as usual.

BIOS settings revisited

Once Windows has finished installing you will need to make sure the PC is set to boot from the SATA drive. To do this make the first boot device SATA if the option is available. If not you have two options: HD0 - If there are no IDE HDs present, or SCSI if you do plan on running an IDE HD as a secondary device.

HotHardware.com
Atomic Rooster is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-31-2006, 11:12 AM   #5
Daemon Poster
 
prosser13's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Posts: 1,080
Send a message via MSN to prosser13
Default Re: installing IDE and SATA hard drives

Quote:
Originally Posted by ArrizX
Well his SATA hard drive is probably not compatable with his motherboard.
I wonder where he's plugged it in then...
__________________
If I help you, I welcome Reputation Points to show your thanks. I won't forget it!
prosser13 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-31-2006, 12:05 PM   #6
Fully Optimized
 
MooseMan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: United States
Posts: 2,627
Send a message via AIM to MooseMan
Default Re: installing IDE and SATA hard drives

Quote:
Originally Posted by prosser13
I wonder where he's plugged it in then...
well it could be as simple as it wont reconize it because he has a sata II but his mobo only knows sata I

also if it's in a raid that could be why it doesn't detect it right
__________________
.::The top folder on the CF F@H team::.
http://fah-web.stanford.edu/cgi-bin/...&teamnum=42655
MooseMan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-31-2006, 01:40 PM   #7
Baseband Member
 
Nopeitsacrane's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 25
Default Re: installing IDE and SATA hard drives

ok well he has 2 sata slots, and it worked before he reformatted... i think it might be the drivers, but he brought it to a computer place to fix it
__________________
AMD athlon 64 +3000
geforce 256mb 6800XT PCI-e
1g PNY DDR SDram
Nopeitsacrane is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-31-2006, 03:03 PM   #8
In Runtime
 
ASSEMBLER's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Posts: 477
Default Re: installing IDE and SATA hard drives

drivers definatley drivers he needs to download the driver and install windows and press f6 on instalation and yo should not have a problem just make sure you choose the correct driver when the windows instalation asks you part way through the setup.
__________________

__________________
1 Thermaltake Tsunami Dream case Jeantech 400w psu 220gig sata H/Drives Abit AV8 Mobo Socket 939 AMD 4200+ x 2 @ 2.6 ghz 2048 ram. 256mb Nvidia geforce 6200.
2 Abit AV8 350w psu AMD64 <A 3500+@2.4Ghz 512 ram geforce tornado 128mb.
3 Advent 7038 laptop AMD 2500+ 512ram ATI 320 graphics. wireless.
ASSEMBLER is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:04 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0