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Old 02-06-2008, 05:06 PM   #1
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Default Non-RAID SATA drive troubles

Hi. I have a Seagate 200 GB SATA drive that I'm trying to add on as extra storage in non raid to my already there IDE setup. I have a Gigabyte ga k8n ultra 9. Windows won't recognize my sata drive. when I try to install the sata drivers off the disk that came with the mobo, I keep getting "Key.ini not found!" errors, or "Sorry, we don't support this ID. Your ID aren't correctly!!" errors. What drivers do I need, what do I need to do? Any help would be appreciated.
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Old 02-06-2008, 05:14 PM   #2
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Is sata enabled in BIOS? Or are those the drivers that you have to install?
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Old 02-06-2008, 05:21 PM   #3
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Yes, SATA is enabled.
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have your tried disk management and import foreign data ?

has the drive been formatted ?

does the drive show up in the bios ?
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Old 02-06-2008, 08:28 PM   #5
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Disk doesn't appear in BIOS, nor in drive management. But Windows recognizes the disk as an unknown storage controller.
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Default Re: Non-RAID SATA drive troubles

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Disk doesn't appear in BIOS, nor in drive management. But Windows recognizes the disk as an unknown storage controller.
Use Fdisk to format and partition the drive:

http://www.onecomputerguy.com/install/fdisk.htm

The HDD should of come with a cd for SATA drivers. If not check out www.driverguide.com for what you need.
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haha, took me long enough but mayor ur sig says redbeardout, hehe im good...

@demagogue how many other drives do u have?
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Old 02-06-2008, 10:37 PM   #8
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Never mind, guys. Got it fixed. All it took was a Bios update...although I still have an unknown mass storage controller listing in my Hardware manager...according to several identifiers, it's the Silicon Image SATA controller, but no matter how many times I install the driver, it doesn't identify it. Oh well, at least I can access the drive.
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