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please help me remove my sata from my wish list lol

 

Ok here goes, I plug the sata in on sata 1 on the mobo, and with all the power and everything. on ide1 for the moment i just have a cd rom on primary to put the windows disk in :)

 

I Genie bios i have the silicon image thing set to Sata, and in advanced bios settings i have boot card put to sata, it has a choice of sata and and SCSI i think

 

But when it comes to pressing enter to set up windows i get

 

"set up cant detect any hard disks installed on your system blah blah"

 

but after the post screen i get the silicon sata status and it clearly states:

 

Maxtor "how many MB in size"

 

so i know its plugged up right and detecting,

 

Any ideas?

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:) And way back at the beginning of windoors setup there was a very small and only in view for a short time at the very lower left corner of the screen>a notice that said press F6 if you have any specialty drivers to install. Yep you needed to supply the SATA drivers when asked a little later after having pressed F6 to alert windoors to prompt you to feed it the SATA drivers off the floppy that came with the motherboard.

 

RGone...

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o/ Rgone for king : D

 

Ok i got that sorted, now a new problem :|

 

i got that sata drive but now i have on IDE2 primary a ATA disk, because i got some stuff on there i need

 

but it boots off the ATA disk and not the sata :/

 

any ideas?

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please help - i have exactly the same prob as mekrel

i am using the same settings in the bios he described

i hit f6 via the recovery console and installed the sata drivers

 

when windows starts it keeps coming up new hardware detected 'mass storage device' and asks for the drivers - i don't know where to tell it to look and can't get the drive installed

 

it is a maxtor diamondmax plus9 sata 160 gb drive

i have a lanparty ultra b 6/19 bios, 512mb corsair ram, xp3200 at stock

 

primary master 80gb wd hdd

priimary slave nec2500a dvd burner

secondary master 80gb samsung hdd

secondary slave dvd rom

 

as with mekrel on booting up the siliATA screen loads and displays the maxtor drive size, windows loads but it keeps looking for the hardware drivers for 'mass storage device'

 

i installed xp sp2 just prior to trying to get this drive working

 

 

any ideas/help appreciated - thanks!

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I noticed that on windows update was a silicon sata driver update, so try downloading that mate :)

 

Btw my problem is solved and yes the boot sequence above sorted it :D

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Originally posted by encephalopathy

please help - i have exactly the same prob as mekrel

i am using the same settings in the bios he described

i hit f6 via the recovery console and installed the sata drivers

 

when windows starts it keeps coming up new hardware detected 'mass storage device' and asks for the drivers - i don't know where to tell it to look and can't get the drive installed

 

it is a maxtor diamondmax plus9 sata 160 gb drive

i have a lanparty ultra b 6/19 bios, 512mb corsair ram, xp3200 at stock

 

primary master 80gb wd hdd

priimary slave nec2500a dvd burner

secondary master 80gb samsung hdd

secondary slave dvd rom

 

as with mekrel on booting up the siliATA screen loads and displays the maxtor drive size, windows loads but it keeps looking for the hardware drivers for 'mass storage device'

 

i installed xp sp2 just prior to trying to get this drive working

 

 

any ideas/help appreciated - thanks!

 

Goto Silicon images web site and download the drivers for the 3114 chip ( I believe thats the chip on the LPB also )... thats what you need.. they will prolly even be on your dfi cd... those might be older but should get you going..

 

Thunda

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thx for the help

 

it was the driver from the dfi site i think that messed things up

 

i went to the silicon image site and d/l the most recent ones for my controller, deleted the dfi ones from windows and reinstalled via recovery console and f6'ing

 

works fine now :)

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Originally posted by encephalopathy

thx for the help

 

it was the driver from the dfi site i think that messed things up

 

i went to the silicon image site and d/l the most recent ones for my controller, deleted the dfi ones from windows and reinstalled via recovery console and f6'ing

 

works fine now :)

 

Awsome.. welcome to DFI-Street btw.. :)

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