I recently brought a Maxtor 9+ 80GB hard disk drive. Unfortunatly i brought it without any software or anything. I know i need to format and partition my SATA disk so i can install Windows 2000 and use my system, but when i tried to install Windows well i guessed that i do need software, anyway my motherboard is a MSI KT6V which has an onboard SATA controller. I just need to know what i need to do to get my disk working.
Put your installation disk into the computer for the motherboard and find the SATA drivers needed for installation (copy to a floppy disk)...
Then boot from the Win2k installation disk and look out for the "Press F6" option and press F6 and allow the setup to carry on loading the hardware... then when it has press enter, s, enter (remember to insert the floppy disk into the drive before doing this)... Then it will then start loading up even more hardware divices and then alloow you to install upon the SATA drive
Are you saying that i need the floppy disc that came with the motherboard (Spikeychris) not the actual disc that SHOULD have come with the SATA disc. Because the adapter is onboard with my motherboard but the thing is that when i try to boot the SATA disc my motherboard does actually detect my disc is just that setup for Windows 2K doesn't.
Look for the files on the floppy disk first... You should have Driver.sys, Driver.mpd, Driver.inf + a few more (the files may not be called "Driver...." you may find that they are named somthing like "si3115...." They wont all have the same name either)