I have win xp sp2 installed on a 40GB IDE drive and a 60GB IDe drive for storage/backup. I have a free SATA port on my MSI KT400 M/B along with a few free IDe ports.
Now with this existing setup i have plugged a 120GB maxtor sata drive into the sata port on my kt400 m/b. however, at boot screen i get messages informing me that i need to define a new array etc etc. My question:
hwo do i use this drive for storage/backup (going to intsall my o/s there later) without using raid (as i d not want to use this function).
The SATA drivers have to be loaded during the loading of your OS and when loading XP you have to press F6 when it says to (and you don't get much time) if you want to load 3rd party drivers. I guess your mobo disc should have them on as it is a SATA board. They have to be on a floppy so go through your mobo manual and hopefully it will tell you what to do. Otherwise come back.
On my mobo,I had to enter BIOS to setup for a SATA hdd.If you didn't have to do this,then chances are you have used to wrong SATA driver.There are usually two SATA drivers on the mobo cd,Si3112 and Si3112r on mine.You should have used the none (r) driver.