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Old 05-04-2006, 12:16 AM   #1 (permalink)
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ok, put together the computer tonight celeron D, asus p5rd1-vm motherboard, 6200tc and a western digi hard drive, when loading XP it searches for all devices and seems to work perfectly then when the prompt to install/repair option comes up for windows i hit install then it says can not find hard drive, but when everything is posting it says WD 8000etc so it reads it, but nothing happens.


(for the haters, i know this stuff is pretty low quality but for a build which cost me a few spares i had laying around +300$ it cant be beaten)

im guessing its the hard drive but i dont have any other non formatted hard drives to switch out, is there anything i can do to troubleshoot it otherwise???

not really sure what to do
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Old 05-04-2006, 06:49 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Make a floppy with the drivers for SATA and press F6 to install the drivers when windows asks.
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Old 05-04-2006, 07:59 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Make a floppy with the drivers for SATA and press F6 to install the drivers when windows asks.
ditto, assuming you are using an SATA drive. if not then it sound like a failed hdd.
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no floppy, im assuming a cd would work the same
where should i get the sata drivers?
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Old 05-04-2006, 08:29 AM   #5 (permalink)
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no a cd wont work the same.. why no floppy? need a floppy...
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Old 05-04-2006, 08:35 AM   #6 (permalink)
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yeah you need a floppy because good old microsoft somehow didn't have the foresight to realise cd support for installing the sata drivers would be useful. the sata drivers are required from your chipset/motherboard manufacturer.
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Old 05-04-2006, 08:40 AM   #7 (permalink)
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its pure dumb not to have a floppy disc because its a super cheap and easy way to do these kinds of things.. go down to your local electrics store and buy one.. or just use one of your other pcs ones.. the drivers should be easy enough to find on google or wd homepage, right?
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they aren't hard drive drivers they are SATA controller drivers which would come from the chipset manufacturer or the motherboard manufacturer.
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Old 05-04-2006, 09:41 AM   #9 (permalink)
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yeh when i said wd i meant w/e mobo he has s0z..
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the person i bought the motherboard from told me to install a ide hd then an sata as the secondary once i install windows, im half way through formatting the ide hd but things seem to be going fine, ill keep y'all informed
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