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Old 06-15-2005, 12:33 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I just recently built a computer and have been trying to install windows xp for the past 3 days. It will always get to the same spot then say It does not recognise any hard drives and it restarts. I have a western digital SATA drive and I've tried every combination of the drivers that I could think of on the driver disk. Please help me, I would really like to get this computer going.
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Old 06-15-2005, 12:37 PM   #2 (permalink)
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For SATA drives you need drivers for them. You say you've tried drivers, but did you put them onto a floppy disk, and when Windows starts it will say something like "Press F6" to use the drivers? I think this is what you must do.

You can obtain the drivers from the Western Digitial website.
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Old 06-15-2005, 12:41 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I have the drivers on a floppy disk that came with the hard drive and I do the f6 thing. I've tried all of them on the disk but it still doesnt work.
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Does the BIOS detect the hard drive?
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For some reason it detectd the CD-ROM drive but I cant see the hard drive in BIOS. Where on Western Digital's site is the driver downloads, I want to make sure I have the right ones.
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