Originally Posted by kevkid
i dont know what to do
the bios recognises it but when i try to install windows it tells me that no harddrive is detected
you need, Sata Drivers. Most current boards no longer need these SATA drivers, but older boards will require them to be installed.
when you go to install windows, (press any key to boot form CD)
it will ask you right away at the bottom of the screen press F6 to load any additional drivers.
You have to locate the SATA drivers for your motherboard. If you give me more info on the board i can help you there as well.
you will then need to put the SATA drivers on a floppy disk and hopefully your machine has a floppy disk drive. if not they are cheap. You insert that disk and press Enter.
XP will look for the drivers on the disk and load them.
and BAM you got your drive!
Originally Posted by celegorm
click run, then type "diskmgmt.msc" just without the question marks. it opens teh disk managment system. in there you can assign the drive a letter, and format it, then the rest of windows should reconize it. if disk managment doesn not see it, check your connections. (altho considering bios sees it i do not think this will be a problem).
Yea.... i dont think that will work since he dont have windows installed.......
Originally Posted by cornholio101
my hard drive is SATA and has master/slave settings and i had the same problem, but i moved the jumper and it worked