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Old 07-23-2009, 12:08 AM   #1
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Unhappy sata hhd not found by vista?

hey do anyone know the reason why is it that when i install win vista on my cpu it dosent find it
i have two IDE hdd
and one sata
i install vista with my two IDE;s and it works fine but it will not see the sata hdd
and when i disconnect the two Ide's and i run the vista it will not find the hdd to install it on ???????????????????
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Old 07-23-2009, 12:25 AM   #2
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Have you formatted the drive in the NTFS format?
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Old 07-23-2009, 12:35 AM   #3
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Default Re: sata hhd not found by vista?

well i try to do so as soon as it gave me a chance on the vista install but vista cant find it
when i was using xp all 3 hdd will be visible and usable?

it has been working under xp for the longest!
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Old 07-23-2009, 12:57 AM   #4
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Default Re: sata hhd not found by vista?

Right, have you gone to the disk management panel and tried to get it recognized from there?
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Old 07-23-2009, 09:56 AM   #5
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yeap but notin
it works and it can be use and access when i have xp install on it but (NOT with VISTA).?????
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Who's the drive made by and what RPM does it operate at?
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Old 07-23-2009, 12:54 PM   #7
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its a SeaGate 160gig

baracuda 7200.9

can't see the rpm's
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Default Re: sata hhd not found by vista?

You need to install RAID drivers, on in BIOS set the drive to "Lagacy" or "IDE" mode. Any other mode will require additional drivers that vista might not have on disk.
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Old 07-23-2009, 01:02 PM   #9
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im using a gigabyte motherboard kind of old its a
GA-k8u-939

okhow and where do i find this raid drivers?

will that fix the issue?
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I agree with Celegorm. What Vista version are you on? Home, premium, ultimate? 32/64 bit? SP1?
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