OK, I got this Maxtor SATA drive for christmas, but my MB simply wont detect it. Supposedly, the MB has all the drivers installed etc, yet, it wont show up. Unfortunately, I'm stuck using WinXP Pro. I have the 9PJL2 MB made by Chaintech. So far its never failed me...untill now. What should I do?!
Ive gone to the Chaintech website to look for SATA drivers, but there arent any listed. Ive done numerous google searches for them as well, but all have ended up as duds. Also, I did not get a floppy from maxtor in the box, instead i got a CD with MaxBlast 3 on it, and if I try to boot from CD with the MaxBlast 3 CD in the drive, it boots some weird thing called CALDERA-MD or something along those lines.
Oh, another thing, I have tried numerous times to update my BIOS, but I cant. When I get the message that says "Press Alt+F2 to enter AWD-FLSAH", I press Alt and F2, but then my Keyboard stops working, so I cant type in what to extract! The file is called '9pjl2b05.bin', but I cant type it in, so I cant update it! However, in the manual, it says that it will support any size sata drive, but apparently, it wont...