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Sata HD not recognized

By JGranieri ·
Have a new PC - Asus A8V Deluxe Motherboard with Western Digital SATA 74 GB Hard drive and onboard Promise Raid/Sata controller 378 Sata TX2 Plus. I have literally loaded 12 different drivers on floppys so that Win XP can recognize my HD when doing a fresh install. This has not worked. I download the drivers from the Motherboard CD and the promise website to no avail. I have also set the bios to onboard IDE Controller. I really need help with this.

Thanks to all for the help.

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by TheChas In reply to Sata HD not recognized

On many of these motherboards the SATA drive is connected to a RAID controller.

Before installing Windows, you need to configure the SATA drive as a single drive RAID array.

Then, the BIOS will allow Windows to see the drive and use the driver.

Alternately, you can install an IDE drive as the boot drive with XP on it, and use the SATA drive as a data drive.

Chas

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