I have a Shuttle SN25P with a a Samsung SP1213C 120 Gb HDD using SATA cable to SATA connector. It is recognised as IDE not SATA. Can I load the SATA drivers so it will be recognised as such by simply updating the driver or is a repair install a better option (other than a complete reinstall)? TIA John
Many thanks for your replies, sorry about the slow response. I have not explained things correctly - what I have is a SATA drive connected with a SATA cable but it shows in System- Device Manager as location 0 Primary ATA channel and the driver is microsoft dated 1/7/2001 Ver 5.1.2535.0 this cannot be a SATA driver -can it? Can I just change the driver to the one I should have installed in the beginning using F6? TIA John
*it shows in System- Device Manager as location 0 Primary ATA channel and the driver is microsoft dated 1/7/2001 Ver 5.1.2535.0 this cannot be a SATA driver -can it?*
SATA is just as much ATA as PATA. Since your system is working, then you must be using a SATA driver - clearly it wouldn't be working if the driver was incorrect.
I think you're worrying needlessly - if your system is working, it must by definition be OK.
Now what ed-0 says is quite correct - you could, with precautions, update the driver - but why if your system is working - you do stand a chance of making things worse, and it's also possible you've simply misinterpreted something.
The old adage "If it ain't bust, don't fix it" is very wise.