Sata Hardrive Not Recognised In Bios- PC wont work

  Rickyv 19:13 25 Sep 2005
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ok, my pc wont recognise my sata drive until it loads onto windows. so i cant do a fresh install of windows xp onto it because it will only recognise my udma drive. i need to install windows xp onto the sata drive because the computer will no longer start up, it comes up with error upon error saying files are missing etc. Any ideas how i can get my computer to recognise the sata drive? It doesnt actually recognise it in the bios either. It says that the only hard drive there is the udma one. Please help me....

  spud22 19:18 25 Sep 2005

you need to install drivers for the sata drive click here
lokk here it will tell you how to do it wasted about 4 hrs trying to install on my brothers pc until i found the drivers they are ussually on the motherboard disk .

  GaT7 19:20 25 Sep 2005

Try changing the BIOS settings so it boots from SATA first. G

And I think this is in continuation of your other thread at click here. Close one because it could cause confusion & unnecessary double posting. G

  GaT7 19:21 25 Sep 2005

I think he/she has done it - see the link I provided. G

  GaT7 19:26 25 Sep 2005

Remove the IDE drive before installing Windows - boot only from the SATA. Otherwise it may install to D: on the SATA drive (did for mine).

Your system will still function perfectly on D:, but if you'd rather it installs on C:, remove the IDE one first. G

  Rickyv 19:48 25 Sep 2005

can anyone find the asus k8v se deluxe sata drivers. ive looked on the asus website but i didnt know which driver i needed.

  spud22 19:53 25 Sep 2005

try here click here the raid drivers copy
to floppy and follow istructions from last post

  Rickyv 19:57 25 Sep 2005

ive found some but they are 7mb so they wont fit on a floppy

  Rickyv 20:01 25 Sep 2005

any ideas please?

  spud22 20:02 25 Sep 2005

the Promise FastTrak 378 RAID Driver V1.00.1.37 for Windows 98SE/NT4/ME/2000/XP/2003
are only 1.41meg click on the top left box type in k8v from the drop down list select drivers then scroll down and you should find them

  Rickyv 20:09 25 Sep 2005

ok ill try

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