Hi all, I am trying to install a 160Gb Maxtor SATA hard drive on my computer, an AMD Athlon 3200 XP on a MSI KT6 Delta motherboard with 2GB ram. When I go into "Control Panel", "System" then "Device Manager", it shows an exclamation mark by the VIA Sata Raid Controller, and when I go to properties for this device it says "This device cannot start". Up to now I have made sure that Sata is enabled in the Bios, downloaded and installed the latest drivers from the Via website, tried the drive connected to both Sata plugs on the motherboard but still no luck. Has anyone come across this before, and managed to resolve it?
Hi, have double checked Sata is enabled in the Bios, all o.k. Cannot find "Reset Configuration Data". Have also uninstalled "Via Sata Raid Controller" in device manager and rebooted. It came up with "Found new hardware" when I rebooted and proceeded to load the drivers for it, then asked to reboot. When I rebooted and went into Device Manager, the exclamation mark is still there and it reports in properties that "This device cannot start". p.s. if I disconnect the old hard drive and just leave the SATA drive connected, on boot up I can see the hard disk light blinking, and I can hear the disk spinning, but it does not recognise it, so I assume that it works o.k.
Have just noticed that if I boot up with the SATA drive disconnected, my C: drive is a IDE interface, the exclamation mark dissappears from the SATA Raid Controller in Device Manager, and it reports that the device working properly. It appears that the fault "This device cannot start" only appears when the SATA drive is connected. Any ideas anyone? I have now been six days trying to get this drive to work.