Second SATA HDD Installation problems!!!

  minkey182 19:38 15 Sep 2007

Hey all,

I am currently running XP SP2 OS on my Mesh computer with a 160GB SATA HDD. I have recently tried to install a Samsung sp2504c 250GB HDD as a secondary slave SATA HDD.

Having connected up the HDD, I powered up my PC. The computer appears to try and run a diferent BIOS version (i'm assuming for the new HDD) and displays this message:

"Hardware Initiate Failed, Please Check Device
BIOS does not be installed"

After Windows has started up, I checked windows explorer but no secondary HDD appears (not surprisingly). I have also noticed that in Device manager, under the "SCSI and Raid Controllers" section, there is an exclamation mark by "VIA Serial ATA Raid Controller" indicating a problem. I have tried updating the driver but to no avail.

I have heard that formatting the drive may help the problem? Any other suggestions would be greatly appreciated.


  jimv7 20:15 15 Sep 2007

Start/control panel/administrator tools, the new drive should be listed, click on it and format.

Ignore the boot up as its looking for raid which you have not set up.

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