By adavis ·
SATA On Asus A78NX Deluxe

OK, so maybe I'm being a bit think, but how do a get windows to access a single SATA drive that I've added to to an existing non SATA system? The system is otherwise working fine.

The Sil3112 Drivers are installed, and apparently working correctly (Although the instructions say that I should be able to choose a 'device info' tab in the device manager properties for the driver - I don't see this)

The SATA Bios can see the drive, but windows doesn't.

It's not even listed in the 'Disc Management' part of the Administrative tools control panel.

I don't want to format the disc, as the whole idea of plugging it in is to get some data off it. I suspect that I've missed something obvious!

Thanks in advance


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What Windows?

by bcpgm In reply to Sminky

If it is Windows XP, what Serive Pack is installed?

Need more info.

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It's XP Pro

by adavis In reply to What Windows?


It's windows XP Pro, with all the currently available updates installed.

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by bcpgm In reply to It's XP Pro

Your MB may need BIOS Flash (the latest one is 100 or the SATA HD may have failed.

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Just plain weird!

by adavis In reply to MB BIOS or SATA

I already have Bios 1008.

The problem has kind of gone away now. I connected a second disc, which windows recognised and accessed correctly. no problems there, but the first disc was still not available in windows, even though the SATA BIOS set up can see it correctly.

However when I put both discs back in the original machine with an Abit motherboard of some kind (not sure which), everything seems to work. Both discs are recognised.

Weird Weird Weird.

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