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Old 06-23-2004, 06:24 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Hard Drive Still Wont Be Recognized!

For some reason Windows still wont find my hard drive when i try to install my OS. Here is my setup....

AMD Athlon 64 3200+ 1MB L2 cache
1 GIG Corsair XMS TwinX series RAM - 2 x 512
Hitachi Deskstar 160 GB SATA hard drive
ATI Radeon 9800 Pro Video Card
Creative Labs Sound Blaster Audigy 2 ZS Platinum
Cooler Master Wave Master Case - Black
Enermax 470 Watt Noisetaker PSU

Some help would be greatly appreciated, I havent even got to install an OS on this beast yet and man am I itchin to play some FARCRY. Everytime i run the setup for Win XP it gets all the way to the point of formatting and then tells me that there is no hard drive. I have read your post on how to install them and followed it and it still did the same thing.


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Old 06-23-2004, 09:31 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Update your bios to the latest version; make sure your bios is set to allow booting to Serial ATA drives (does your bios have built in SATA ports and a controller?). If all these conditions are met and you are still having trouble booting, try removing all unnecessary IDE devices if they are present (Zip drives, extra CD drives, etc.).

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Old 06-23-2004, 10:03 PM   #3 (permalink)
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streamline install with latest service pack or set to IDE comp since XP (if it doens't include it) has problems with SATA that was corrected with SP release
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