Sata HD not recognized

  Blubottle 19:39 30 Nov 2009

I have at last installed my new SATA 500Gb HD, to my system which runs two IDE HD's as primary and slave with On O/S on each. Although the sata drive shows up in my computer with the partitions One primary and two logical. it does not show in the Bios at all and there is no ref to SATA there at all.
The M/B is an ASUS A7N8X delux.
the primary O/S is XP home. Eventually I hope to get the New sata drive running with Win 7 and have it with Xp as a dual boot. I think I'm missing something here.

  cream. 19:51 30 Nov 2009

for SATA for this motherboard. It works from " boot from other devices"

The drive shows in my computer and disk management? So you can format it and load windows 7 from XP. Just pop in the disk and pick new installation and point it to the SATA disk. It'll reboot and load 7 wit a boot loader.

You have loaded the Silicon Image Serial ATA utility from the motherboard utilty disk?

  Blubottle 20:09 30 Nov 2009

yes I have loaded SIS ATA utility.
thanks Ill try again

  Blubottle 20:20 30 Nov 2009

tried your suggestion but the installation process starts to install and it idicates it is loading onto the xp disk so I got nervous and aborted it.

  Blubottle 20:27 30 Nov 2009

Yes it does

  Quiller. 20:29 30 Nov 2009


i.e. right click my computer > manage > disk management

  Quiller. 20:34 30 Nov 2009

before I ask it.

Sites gone to the dogs :-)

what is the status of the disk in disk management

and please let me get the question in before you reply ;-)

  Blubottle 20:35 30 Nov 2009

Healthy active

  Quiller. 20:48 30 Nov 2009

Pop in the 7 disk and see if sees the sata drive and will load on it.

  Blubottle 21:16 30 Nov 2009

Did that,,, disabled ist,2nd,third boot device saved to Cmos rebooted and it went straight into XP. rechecked in bios just to make sure previous actions were still in place, they were, So no it didn't work

  ambra4 03:31 01 Dec 2009

Unplug the IDE drives cable and see if the SATA drive will show up

If SATA drive is still not being seen you need to check that the SATA connections is correct

Once the SATA drive is available load Windows 7 on the drive

Do Not Plug In IDE Cable Until 7 Is Installed And Running on the SATA Drive

Once 7 is installed reconnect the IDE cable, all drive should now be seen in my computer

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