sata harddrive

  Drazpaz 17:53 05 Aug 2004

I am doing a new installation of windows on a new serial ata hard drive (Maxtor DiamondMax Plus 9 160Gb) I have installed. However when I boot off the windows disk it claims that it can't see any disk. Please help

PS My mobo is an Asus K8V SE Deluxe

  Chegs ® 18:00 05 Aug 2004

Did you install the SATA driver (F6) when requested for it during the install of XP?

When install starts,at the bottom of the "setup" screen appears a message Press F6 to install driver for SCSI,etc.

  Drazpaz 18:02 05 Aug 2004

ok shall do that now. Thanks

  Drazpaz 18:09 05 Aug 2004

it still can't find it if i hit f6 to go into scsi setup.

Ps this drive is OEM so i haven't got any driver cds.

  goonerbill © ® 19:07 05 Aug 2004

the drivers for SATA are on the disk for your mobo. you will need to find them and then copy onto a floppy disk and then install as instructed above.

  goonerbill © ® 19:09 05 Aug 2004

actually, if you read the manual for your mobo, it has the instructions in there. i have the ASUS A7N8X-E DELUXE and it has full instructions on how to install the SATA drivers.

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