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Need help with new Intel Mobo ASAP - SATA drive = E drive; need it to be C drive

Question: Need help with new Intel Mobo ASAP - SATA drive = E drive; need it to be C drive

[font=Verdana, Arial]I am building a 3GHz system with the Intel D865PERL, and this is the first time that I have used SATA drives. Here is how it is setup:

Primary IDE Master: Plextor 8X DVD+/-RW
Secondary IDE Master: Iomega Zip 250
SATA Port 0: Maxtor 7200RPM 8MB SATA Drive
SATA Port 1: Maxtor 7200RPM 8MB SATA Drive

When I was trying to install XP, when I created a partition on the Maxtor on SATA 0, it automatically named it Drive E. It is because of the two drives that I have on the Primary and Secondary IDE channels. So, how do I get it to name the drive C:? I checked the BIOS, but did not see a setting that would fix this issue.

UPDATE:

[/font][font=Verdana, Arial]I just tried to update the BIOS to see if that would help. I used the floppy disk version. When it was in the process of doing it, it said that it was copying a program, sw.exe, from the a: drive to the c: drive, but the c: drive is the DVD burner!

It did its thing, and then asked to have me remove the floppy disk from the drive and hit enter, and said NOT TO DO A THING until it had finished. Well, it has been about 10 minutes, and it is still just displaying a blinking cursor (blinking underscore) on a black screen. I hope this didn't hurt the mobo. I'm guessing that it did not complete the process because there was not a c: drive to write to.

I did look at Intel's site for some answers, and it said by default, booting from SATA drives is disabled in the BIOS. You have to change it. But it didn't tell how! It did say how to enable RAID, but I don't want that feature.

Here is the page I am referring to:

http://support.intel.com/support/mo...b/CS-010691.htm

Anyone have any ideas? Would appreciate any ASAP. Thanks.[/font]

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Preferred Solution: Need help with new Intel Mobo ASAP - SATA drive = E drive; need it to be C drive

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Answer: Need help with new Intel Mobo ASAP - SATA drive = E drive; need it to be C drive

SATA controllers are still fairly new, and a bit of an afterthought as far as Windows is concerned. Windows will always try to call the master drive on IDE 1 your "C" drive.

Easiest way to do it YOUR way is to simply disconnect any standard IDE drives before you install Windows. Windows will then accept your SATA as C, and keep the C designation even after you re-connect your IDE drives.

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Hi all - I have been asked to fit a SATA drive into a machine with a old QDI Legend board (Advance 9). The old EIDE drive died a noisy and heated death. I have been given a Samsung 120Gb SATA drive and a PCI-SATA raid card from Maplins.I installed the card and drive then proceeded to reinstall XP. I pressed F6 during the installation to add the card drivers but on the restart it cannot see the drive. On the BIOS I only have the option of LAN, C:, CD-ROM or SCSI to boot from, non of which help. Am I fighting a lost battle or am I missing something obvious?

Answer:SATA drive on old MoBo - cannot see drive

Set the bios to boot from SCSI. "3) Save the settings and exit the setup program. When your computer restarts, it should recognize your new drive. If your system still doesn't recognize your new drive, see the troubleshooting section on the back of this sheet. Serial ATA is a new interface type. Some older systems may see the drive and classify it as a SCSI device if you are using a Serial ATA host adapter. This is normal even though this is not a SCSI disc drive. This does not affect drive performance or capacity. "from click here

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I have an Edge 14. Intel i3 M370 model.  I ordered a OBHC and installed a 160 Gb SATA drive, loaded with WIN 7.  In the main drive bay I have an Ubuntu OS setup.Trying to set up a dual boot configuration.  But, when I boot the drive and enter the BIOS set up, the drive in the caddy doesn't show.  If I let it boot from the main drive, Ubuntu starts up. If I put the Ubuntu drive in the caddy and nothing in the main bay, "NO OPERATING SYSTEM." When I look at the computer in Ubuntu, the OS7 drive is there.  All three partitions (Lenovo, OS and startup).  I can mount them, etc.  When I use Disk Utility in Ubuntu, the drive shows up listed under the SATA controller and is located at position 2 of the SATA bus.   I updated the BIOS and it is now 1.26. Still no sign of the HDD in the caddy.  Very odd.  When I power up the computer, the LED in the caddy does light up. When I run sudo update-grub in Ubuntu, the WIN 7 loader shows up in the list.  So a bootable OS is seen.  But if I select WIN 7 loader in the GRUB list at boot, I get a "no such drive" message, and am lead back the the GRUB list. In the BIOS, the config menu, the startup list only includes HDD0.   Is there some secret BIOS trick I need to play?  Correct me if I'm wrong, but there aren't any jumper settings, etc. on a SATA drive, right?  Nothing there to change. Any suggestions would be very much appreci... Read more

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I'm wanting to upgrade to a better mainboard. I don't know much about SATA, but I've been using a SATA I hard drive very successfully through a pci controller card.

My question: If I get a new motherboard with SATA II headers, will it readily accept my SATA I hard drive? I can see how the reverse might not work, that is, not being able to connect a SATA II hard drive in a SATA I header, but maybe I'm wrong on that...?
 

Answer:Will SATA II mobo headers accept SATA I drive?

Yes, sata 3gb/s ports(commonly called sata II), are designed to be backward compatible. I'm using a sata I hd on my sata 3gb/s port on my chaintech vnf4/ultra, so yeah, it works.
 

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Hi everyone, I have a SATA DVD drive that I want to install on an old machine with an IDE motherboard. I have bought a suitable converter but I find that, in common with all the converters available it seems, it doesn't have the means to convey power to the drive. Two cables are supplied, one is the SATA data transfer cable, the other powers the converter itself. None of them supply a SATA power cable and the drive doesn't power up when everything supplied is connected. Am I missing something or do I need a separate power cable? Any advice will be gratefully received.
Many thanks
Dave

Answer:SATA drive on an IDE mobo

Hi
If your PSU doesn't have a SATA power connector you will need some thing like this http://www.maplin.co.uk/ata-extension--sata-power-connector-98947 from Maplin.
Also try a company called Usbnow http://www.usbnow.co.uk/Adapters&Connectors-SATAtoIDEAdapters/c4245/p1763/SATA-IDEBi-DirectionalAdapter/product_info.html

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hello everybody=)
im a 22 year old comp.sci student working towards an asc., and in the meantime im doing on-site pc repairs. this one clients pc is giving me such a headache i felt the need to reach out for some feedback.

orginal issue was the threads subject, SATA Primary Hard Disk Drive 0 Failure. f1 to retry f2 to reboot, upon pressing f1 you received "no boot disk found" or something to that effect.
a friend let me borrow a geek-squad MRI bootable CD which i used and uncovered and cleaned numerous malware spyware and viruses. all drive fitness tests passed.

once in a while the same SATA message appears , but upon shutting down and booting back up, they can get to their desktop and operate normally. but only about 6 out of every 10 times they reboot will they be able to operate normally.

thats issue one which im convinced is tied into issue 2.

issue 2 is the following- no internet connection.(just on the desktop)
client uses a timewarner broadband modem connected to a wireless D-Link router. (ill get model specs later today) so heres what i did.
opened device manager (which was empty, i had to enable plug and play w/ services.msc)
saw a conflicting WAN miniport (ATW) drive
uninstalled said conflicting driver
attempted to ping 192.168.0.1 , it started pinging but i would only recieve "destination host unreachable",so im not sure if that was successful or not.
opened network connections, which was empty as well.
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Answer:Solved: SATA primary hard disk drive 0 failure, need feedback asap!

Sounds to me the two are related: Dying motherboard. I had a mobo that started dying with the same issues - NIC went out, then the EIDE went dead, then SATA, and finally, the thing just gave up the ghost.

For the time being, I would remove AOHell and see if you can get a network connection, as it usually digs its hooks into a system so much that nothing works as it normally would by itself, requiring the AOL software to be in top shape to work. When you completely remove the AOL software, reinstall it again straight from a disc, this should fix any problems the software may have caused. Once that's done, try the network again. If still no go, completely remove it again, and try to get network without AOL at all. Repairing Windows may be a good thing to do at this point. If still no go, then go find an add-on NIC card and try it again. If you DO get network with an add-on, then we know the onboard NIC is dead. Note the statement above.

Always keep spare NICs, SATA and IDE add-on cards, and a couple different video cards whenever you are on a customer site, so you can swap out and test things.
 

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I want to use a ide hard drive on a sata motherboard.I know I'll need somesort of adapter in order to be able to do this.My local computer shop quoted me a price of 25 but I have found this one click here which is half that price. Could anybody tell me if this is the right adaptor for what I what to do.

Answer:using a ide hard drive on a sata mobo

Forget the Sata Sockets, You can get this to plug EIDE ata drives into click hereit fits into a PCI slot

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Machine configuration

Computer Type: Advanced Micro Devices 2180 MHz.
BIOS: AT/AT COMPATIBLE Date: 04/04/06
Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce 6200 TurboCache™

BIOS Manufactured: American Megatrends Inc.
BIOS Date: 04/04/2006
BIOS Version: 080011
BIOS Size: 512 KB

System Manufacturer ECS
System Model MOBO K8T890-A
System Type X86-based PC

VIA SATA RAID Controller
Win2000 Promise Ultra133 TX2 ™ IDE Controller
Silicon Image SiI 3114 SATARaid Controller
Independent Dual Boot capabilities on two separate & independent drives, one on the MOBO EIDE controller the other on the VIA SATA RAID Controller on the same MOBO

I am attempting a clean installation of Windows XP on the SATA Drive but the system fails to recognize even the presence of the drive. This, even after stripping the system of all drives except this one, and after 'prepping' it to be bootable with MAXTOR prep. tools.

Was there ever a restriction on putting an O/S on SATA drives even on the MOBO? I have all the updates installed, "I think".

Thanks

Installation of XP on MOBO/SATA drive

Answer:Installation of XP on MOBO/SATA drive

A clean install is one done to a hard drive...that has no prior XP install on it.

<<I have all the updates installed, "I think".>>

What updates to what?

There is no need to use any utility with the XP CD...to "prep" the hard drive.

Louis

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I was thinking of buying the 400gb seagate drive but im not sure whether it would work with my motherboard? (an AsRock 775i65GV). How easy would the drive be to install and will i need to but any extras with the drive to get it working? Cheers
 

Answer:Will my MOBO support a SATA drive?

Well does your board have SATA ports on it. Then the next thing to check would be if it does have SATA ports on it is the drive that you have picked out SATA or SATA2, and what is supposed by the board you have
 

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i recently purchased a 1TB SATA hard drive for my computer,
as the motherboard (MSI Kt4 Ultra) uses IDE connections to hard drive, i also purchased a PCI card to plug the SATA drive into.

Now unfortunately I cannot seem to access the SATA drive, it's not showing up in bios and nor find any clues on the internet of how to install it


Any help will be greatly appreciated
 

Answer:adding a SATA drive to an IDE mobo

ps:
here's the HD and PCI card

HD - http://www.ebuyer.com/product/141472
PCI - http://www.ebuyer.com/product/48670
 

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Basically, my IDE hard drive is really slow and noisy and I want to use my extra SATA hard drive on an old computer. However, the computer only has IDE connections... BUT! I have one of these:

I tried connecting my HDD to this via a SATA cable and powering the HDD via a molex to sata power cable. When I turn on the computer, it just tells me "Disk boot failure, insert system disk and press enter"

All I want to do is run Windows XP from it.
 

Answer:SATA HDD as the main drive on an IDE mobo?

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I just built a new PC with a ASUS P5K Deluxe Mobo, Quad core CPU and 2gb of RAM. My 2 HD's are utilizing the only IDE interface on the mobo so I had to get SATA adapters to be able use my 2 existing IDE optical drives with the SATA interfaces on the mobo. The problem is this: I'm trying to load the OS using the bootable CD but the drive doesn't turn on to load the OS. It has to be an interface problem between the SATA cable and the drives. There are no jumpers to configure and setup has been changed to boot to the CD ROM 1st. The drives are not being seen by the mobo. I want to boot the system up and get back to work. Any suggestions?

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Having read the thread "New Mobo not recognizing SATA hard Drive", I am still having issues installing a SATA drive on a HP Pavillion a710 desktop.

The old IDE drive crashed and I am attempting to replace it with a WD 250GB SATA. Upon startup using Partition Magic as a boot CD, it does not recognize the drive and/or SATA ports. More details and things I have already tried:


Win XP Home (SP3) is already pre-loaded onto the new drive.


The drive checks out OK when tested on another PC.

Cables and power to drive test OK.

In BIOS/Setop, three IDE ports are shown (although only two IDE ports actually exist on the board). Having checked the BIOS settings using both "F1" and "F11", the board won't auto-detect the SATA drive.

Partition Magic won't detect the SATA drive either

HP's website is no help at all

The mobo specs (pasted from HP's web site) are as follows:

Motherboard Description Mb manufacturer name: ASUS A7V8X-LA

HP/Compaq name: Kelut-GL6E
CPU Socket A

AMD Athlon XP

Core frequency up to Athlon XP 3200+
Chipset VIA KM400A

VIA VT8237
Front Side Bus (FSB) 400 / 333 / 266 MHz
Memory 2 x 184-pin DDR DIMM sockets

Support up to maximum 2 GB memory (PC manufacturer's maximum memory may differ)

Supports unbuffered PC2700/2100 non-ECC DDR SDRAM memory
Expansion Slots Three PCI slots

One AGP 8x/4x (1.5V)
Storage Two UltraDMA 100 IDE connectors

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Answer:HP Mobo won't recognize SATA ports/drive

SSC, PM2, OPT1, and OPT2.Click to expand...

Do you see any of the above on the new sata drive?( they are extra jumper settings (just like slave,master etc on ide drives)

These refer to transfer speed that the hd uses, it is most likely set to fast or opt2... try setting it to opt1 or slow then booting it get anything...

or did i just confuse you?

jerry
 

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Machine configuration

Computer Type: Advanced Micro Devices 2180 MHz.
BIOS: AT/AT COMPATIBLE Date: 04/04/06
Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce 6200 TurboCache(TM)

BIOS Manufactured: American Megatrends Inc.
BIOS Date: 04/04/2006
BIOS Version: 080011
BIOS Size: 512 KB

System Manufacturer ECS
System Model MOBO K8T890-A
System Type X86-based PC

VIA SATA RAID Controller
Win2000 Promise Ultra133 TX2 (tm) IDE Controller
Silicon Image SiI 3114 SATARaid Controller
Independent Dual Boot capabilities on two separate & independent drives, one on the MOBO EIDE controller the other on the VIA SATA RAID Controller on the same MOBO

I am attempting a clean installation of Windows XP on the SATA Drive but the system fails to recognize even the presence of the drive. This, even after stripping the system of all drives except this one, and after 'prepping' it to be bootable with MAXTOR prep. tools.

Was there ever a restriction on putting an O/S on SATA drives even on the MOBO? I have all the updates installed, "I think".

Thanks

Installation of XP on MOBO/SATA drive
 

Answer:Solved: Installation of XP on MOBO/SATA drive

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Hello again, enlightened ones,

I have decided to build a computer for my sons room, so he can play his Cars games on it and not take up precious time on my computer...that's for ME to play on!

Anyway, I bought an Asus K8V-SE Deluxe Socket 754 motherboard to go with an Athlon 64 3300+ cpu I had laying around looking for a home. I purchased everything off of Ebay, except for the cpu which was purchased from Tigerdirect. I installed everything just like I did when I built my personal computer and fired it up. It starts to boot up, then says that no HDD is found. I have a Seagate SATA 300gb drive installed, and have even tried another drive with no luck. I didn't get a drivers utility cd with the mobo, but can download them from the Asus site (only problem is I don't have a floppy on my computer, and cd didn't seem to work). I am still rather new at this, and don't want to poke around too much in the BIOS in fear of trashing something! I also don't know about RAID settings, so if you could fill me in on that, it might be helpful in finding the cause (I have an Asus cd/dvd drive that is SATA, and another dvd burner that is IDE....the SATA drive doesn't seem to be recognized in the BIOS either).

You guys are usually my first stop when something goes wrong...you haven't let me down yet! Thanks for any help. If you need any other info, just let me know! Thanks again!
 

Answer:New Mobo not recognizing SATA hard drive?

Was the other drive you tried with this new build also a SATA drive? If so, two possible (but fixable) problems occur to me. What sort of cables (and how many) are plugged into the SATA drive? On most SATA drives (just as with IDE drives) there are two cables -- a data cable (with a narrower plug) and a power cable (with a bit wider plug than the data cable). But SATA hard drives, I think, typically come with only the data cable included in the box. You'll have to find an unused power cable from the power supply to plug into the SATA drive to power it up. If your power supply doesn't have any SATA power connectors there are adapters, I believe, that will allow you to mate the old 4 pin power connectors (like you'd plug into an IDE drive) with your SATA drive.

If you have connected the SATA drive with both a power and a data cable, then the likely problem is in your motherboard BIOS. You'll have to find the setting(s) in the BIOS that must be turned on in order to activate the motherboard's SATA features. You did check that this motherboard supports SATA drives before you purchased it, didn't you? Given that, I think, socket 754 processors are getting a bit long in tooth (and no longer in production are they?) I wonder if your motherboard does provide SATA support? Double check that if you're not certain.

But if it does support SATA, make sure you've hooked it up with both data and power cables and then you'll have to f... Read more

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Hi. I am trying to upgrade my ATA HDD to SATA. The plan was to connect my new SATA hdd to my exsisting system and then use Norton Ghost to copy to new hdd, remove the old hdd and voila??OK, major flaw? Can't get my system to recognise the new hdd. The drive is connected to the mobo with SATA cable,the jumpers are in the correct position, on booting i can't get BIOS to find the new hdd. So, therefore the 'new hardware wizard' doesn't activate. I have managed to install drivers, but apparently they are unsigned (Silicon Image SiI 3112 RAID controller), and are also marked with a ! in device manager.I have read numerous threads on this, and the majority of answers are for setting up a new system. I have tried auto detect in BIOS, but with no joy. System details: Win XP, ASUS a7n8x deluxe MOBO - pcb2.0, 2600+, maxtor40gb ATA100 HDD, 1GB ram. The new SATA drive is Samsung spinpoint p series 80gb.Don't understand !Thanks

Answer:Asus mobo won't recognise sata drive

The problem is,BIOS doesn't "see" the SATA.You need the Si3112 driver installed correctly,as yours has an (!) beside it,the system will never be able to use it.None of the Si3112 drivers are XP certified,but they still work as they should.During bootup(with the driver correctly installed)you should see a script saying something similar to "SATA Link Controller...." and below it "Primary...(description of SATA drive)"I am midway thru a large d/l,but once its done I will reboot my PC and give you the exact wording of the screen prompt.

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I was trying to figure out the best way to move files from my old PIII XP PRO desktop to my new Quad 7 box but then decided why not just move the drive over. (didn't remember that I might have used Windows Easy Transfer!)

The new Windows 7 64bit sata machine already had a 300gb sata drive as primary so I thought the 120 coming from the old computer might make a good storage partner/backup. (It might be better if they were the other way around....with the 300 as the 'backup'....but, so be it.

I bought an IDE to SATA adaptor to connect the old IDE drive to the sata mobo.
It seemed to work initially, although somewhat "sketchily"; the computer was slow to boot but I did eventually have both drives running OK and was able to access all files on both and see them both on my workgroup.

After a couple of shutdowns and restarts, though, the machine got increasingly slow/difficult to boot (sometimes only coming to life if I hit the spacebar on my keyboard (weird!)......then after three or four of these wonky boots, it wouldn't boot at all. I removed the added drive and after many shutdowns and restarts, the box finally started windows 7, but I swear it played the XP sign-on/splash screen music! At that point I realized/remembered that the XP Pro OS was still on the old drive....and now I see in another thread, that IDE drives somehow "overrule" sata drives. Ooops.

I think my Master Boot Record is botched up. (Booting takes longer than it did before...... Read more

Answer:Trouble migrating an IDE drive to SATA mobo

hit f8 during boot up....go to advanced boot options....repair your computer...press "enter"...startup repair

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I own a T60p on Win XP and recently replaced the original 100GB drive with a 160GB Intel X25-M Sata SSD drive.I accomplished the image transfer with Acronis. XP now loads in half the time and everything loads lighting fast. It's like I bought a brand new computer! Another plus: I can now run on batteries almost twice as long. I highly recommend this upgrade. 

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Hi all,

I've looked all over the internet, contacted HP, and updated my Mobo BIOS, but to no avail. I have an HP Lightscribe DVD1070i optical drive that has one Serial ATA data connection, and one Serial ATA power connection. There are no jumpers for Master or Slave. I have an MSI K9N2G Neo Mobo with BIOS version 1.20. It is not detecting my SATA optical drive, but it is detecting my SATA HDD. The optical drive i have right now is an IDE drive which I would like to move to my secondary Desktop, but can't because it would leave my Main without a working Optical Drive. I was told by HP to install SATA controllers but I can't find anything like that for my Mobo on the internet. The MSI Live Update program doesn't even find anything for me. So, is there anyone who can help me with my dilemma?

~Josh
 

Answer:MSI Mobo doesn't detect HP SATA optical drive

If it helps, HP has told me to connect my SATA drive to another computer, but I can't because there are all too old and don't use SATA.
 

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I am building a new PC and will use a 320 gb SATA drive for my boot device but I wanted to use my old IDE drive just for extra storage space and temporary backups. I have one IDE port on the mobo but I have two optical drives that will take it up.

I am looking at the following two adapters and have a few question if there is someone nice enough to answer them.

Newegg.com - Fieon Digital HYA203 IDE To SATA Converter - Retail

Newegg.com - Rosewill RC-204 IDE to SATA Mini Vertical Bridge (for IDE device) Model - Retail

Will these adapters work for IDE drive -- to SATA mobo?

Will there be any problems using a real SATA drive as my primary boot drive and a IDE with an adapter as a secondary drive, does SATA determine the primary drive depending on what port it is using (SATA 1, SATA 2, etc.)?

From what I can tell the adapter plugs right into the IDE drive, the problem is my drives are mounted width ways in the case instead of front to back, so there isn't any room to stick out, can I just plug a regular IDE cable into the drive and then into the adapter or will that cause problems? The Rosewell adapter looks like it will work fine but the other one I might have problems with, can't tell from the pic.

Thanks for any advice you can give.

Answer:Need adapter to connect IDE drive to SATA port on mobo.

If you are not running two optical drives on a board seeing only one ide channel like more and more boards are now seeing slaving the ide model to the single optical drive installed or reversing the order to slave the optical to the ide HD should go easy enough without need for purchase of an adapter.

When mixing ide with sata drives note that the problem will be the need to unplug the ide drive if you need to reinstall Windows on the sata model at some point. The ide channel will override the sata with the Windows installer whether XP or Vista looking for the first drive to place boot files and other information there even while Windows goes onto the sata.

When determing which drive will be the boot or host drive will all boot information located there you set that as the first in the order of drives listed as well as seeing hard drive as the first item in the boot order. I run Vista on the single ide drive currently installed while XP sits on the first of two sata models the second being a storage drive.

When forgetting to unplug the Vista ide drive XP placed the boot information there while the first sata was set as the default boot device. oops! Time for booting with the Vista disk and performing a repair startup problems option. With the ide later unplugged the XP recovery console saw the "Fixboot" and "Fixmbr" commands restore the mbr on the first sata. Just one quick repair to show how the ide got in the way for the installer.

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OK. I did search and googled it but did not find an adequate topic or post about it.

My computer is not very new. I bought it from Fry's in 2004. It is a GQ 5090 runnig Windows XP home sp3 MoBo is 661FX-M with a 40g IDE Hard drive. It does have two SATA connectors. I just bought one Seagate 750gb SATA Hard Drive and connected it to the SATA 1 port but the computer doesn't show it. I went to BIOS and looked for a SATA option but there is none.

The Standard CMOS features only shows:
IDE Channel 0: Master
IDE Channel 0: Slave
IDE Channel 1: Master
IDE Channel 1: Slave
UltraDMA :
UltraDMA :

And so on. Or something very similar, I don't remember exaclty.

I went to Integrated Peripherials>SIS OnChip PCI Device>

And it says:
(After many other options)
SiS Serial ATA Controller [Enabled]
SiS Serial ATA Mode [IDE]

I hit enter on [IDE] and it gives me two choices

[IDE]
[Raid]

I changed it to [Raid] and when it boots it gives me another option of confiiguring Raid but I couldn't do it. I tried it but I do not know how to. I don't know if I was suppossed to see the drive or not, I just didn't see it. I let it boot all the way to windows and tried to find it from there but I couldn't either. I didn't see the drive nor in BIOS, nor in the Cofigure Raid Option at boot up nor from Windows.

This would be the very first time I try to install a SATA hd in my life, and my motherboard is running from an IDE hard dr... Read more

Answer:MoBo 661FX-M won't recognize SATA hard drive

Ok, I went to see the options in the standard CMOS features. It says:

IDE Channel 0: Master [my dvd burner]
IDE Channel 0: Slave [my other dvd burner]
IDE Channel 1: Master [my IDE 40gs hard drive]
IDE Channel 1: Slave [none]
IDE Channel 2: Master [none]
IDE Channel 3: Master [none]
 

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I arrived here via One Click Answers seeking info about getting my ECS PT800CE-A MoBo to recognize a new, unformatted WD SATA II 2500WS hard drive (250 GB). Got directed to a thread about same problem with ASUS boards. Being my first visit, don't really know how to get back there after registering. UH...never mind-reopened a tab & found it. Was back in January 2005 with members PRELUDiCON, HoopaJoop, Gunny etc. Maybe some one has figured it all out better by now? Thanks to any help!
 

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HI,

I purchased an adapter on Ebay that was supposed to allow me to connect my ide hard drive to my sata mobo connectors. My mobo has primarily sata but it has one ide which is already connected to my ide hard drives.

I have tried everything I can think of. connecing this and that, reversing connections, nothing workd. The instructions I was given were awful and the person I purchased is not helpful in answering questions. He hasn't responded.

Once connected I can't get it to show up in the bios The hard drive is an IDE Seagate 400gb drive. I am connecting to a sata connector on my mobo. I already have two other sata devices connected, they are two dvdr's .

My computer specs are listed above in the computer icon. The converter I purchased is listed here:
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=300473666570&ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT

Is there a trick to doing this?

Thanks.
 

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I have built a new system using an Asus K8V mobo, AMD Athlon 64 3200+ Processor and intend using a single Samsung 160 Gb SATA Hard Drive which is to be partitioned with a dual boot facility (Win 98SE and XP Home)I have installed the HDD on the Primary SATA connection but on powering up the HDD is not recognised.I am sure that there is a simple matter that I have overlooked. I would be grateful for any help!

Answer:Installation single SATA Hard Drive with Asus mobo

Check that it show's up in the BIOS, if it's not that, it's beyond me. I'm almost new too.

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Hi guys,
I'm hoping you can help
On Friday I purchased an Intel NUC DN2820FYKH. Installed the correct RAM and HDD and installed windows 8.1 through USB. The system installed the OS and booted normally. However, when I shutdown the mini-pc and later turned it back on, it would not recognise the SATA drive.
I assumed something must have gone wrong so I removed it, formatted it in another machine and repeated the process. Eventually I re-installed windows 8. To check, I shut down the computer immediately, and the same problem occurred.
The initial startup screen (showing F2 for setup) hangs when the drive is plugged in but the bios still shows nothing, I tried mounting the drive in an external caddy and connecting it by USB and the computer was able to see it again.
On Friday I updated to the latest BIOS (fy0039). I rolled the BIOS back to (fy0015) and tried every update since then without luck.
I don't think its a hardware fault as a format fixed it until I booted into windows. Before I booted into windows I was having a bit of trouble finding the right installer and the drive was showing up fine. It seems that it's only once I've booted into windows that the drive vanishes on shutdown.

I am using a trial copy of 8.1 Enterprise from MS website.
Please note I have also posted this question on the Intel forums (https://communities.intel.com/message/254820#254820) but in the past have had quicker and more relevant help from this forum.

Does anyone have any ideas?
Ma... Read more

Answer:Intel NUC DN2820 SATA Drive not showing in BIOS

Is BIOS set to legacy or UEFI and are you formatting as MBR or GPT? Is strange it won't appear in BIOS though, could be a hardware problem.

Try deleting all partitions and start over.

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Hi. I know there has been some discussion about this before, but I think I'm in some kind of in-between status with this installation:

My motherboard is an Asus A7N8X Deluxe.
I already have 3 IDE HDD's hooked up and 2
IDE CD/DVD drives (w/no issues).

I am now trying to add a Samsung 1 TB SATA
(the jumper is correctly set on mobo), but the boot
sequence stops at this line:

Sil 3112A SATA RAID Controller Bios Version 4.1.50
Copyright (c)1997-2002 Silicon Image, Inc.
Primary Channel: Samsung HD103SJ
Secondary Channel: Drive Not Found

I cannot see the Samsung 1 TB SATA drive in
my Bios. My OS (XP) is installed on another drive (IDE drive) and operates fine when the SATA 1TB drive is unhooked.

What should I do next?

Thanks.
LouLoomis
 

Answer:Asus A7N8X Deluxe mobo not recognizing SATA hard drive

Have you looked it up on the ASUS site?
 

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I was using the search feature on the forum to answer this question for somebody (I had answered it before and I was trying to find that post). I found that this was a frequently ask question that was never properly answered

Asus never thought it was important to explain it to people. I guess they thought everybody was rocket scientist. they have a boat load of raid drivers and floppy discs maker on this disk. they fail to realize that most people don't even know to go to their cd to even make a disk. most mobo makers will ship a floppy for their sata drivers.

go to your D:\Drivers\VIARAID\6420RAID\DriverDisk (I think it is this one. the sata one) with D being your cd rom drive of your Asus cd and make a floppy (you will see a floppy disc maker here)

boot from your windows cd to reinstall windows

hit f6. when prompt, load your floppy. finish the rest of your installation process to install windows.

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Hi,

I'm currently running a system with a Gigabyte GA-K8-NXP-SLI Mobo that has only one HD on it - an old Western Digital (Henceforth WD) 80Gb drive that is 60Gb full.

The machine is not nearly as noisy as it used because I replaced all the fans but my WD drive makes more noise than I'd like (because I use it a lot at 3am when my wife is sleeping).

Anyway, I've bought and have sitting right here on the desk one brand new Seagate Barracuda 7200.9 160Gb - more than enough storage for what I want but I figure this should last out it's 5 yr warranty that comes standard (I think only with the retail kit though).

Anyway, I would like to image the old WD drive smack-dab onto the new Seagate drive then replace the WD with the Seagate transparently and end up exactly where I am now but with a newer quieter faster bigger HD and a the WD HD sitting in a draw somewhere able to be plugged in if something happens with the Seagate

I want to copy everything from the WD drive exactly - Filing System, Boot Settings, absolutely everything so that I can plug the Seagate into a SATA port next to the WD Drive - Copy the data, settings, kit, kaboodle and all and then move the Seagate into the port where the WD was and boot straight from the new Seagate with no changes of any kind.

I don't want RAID (obviously) I just want a straight replacement.

What's the 1. easiest 2. most idiot proof 3. quickest way of doing this?

Is windows XP Home w/SP2 pe... Read more

Answer:Need to Replace old noisy SATA drive with new SATA drive - with same data

What's the 1. easiest 2. most idiot proof 3. quickest way of doing this?Click to expand...

Migrate Easy can solve all your problems just in minutes.
 

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Hi, bit of a long shot, not sure if anyone will be able to help me.

I remember a good few years back i would always use the latest SATA or matrix / RST drivers and would always update them regularly, I?m pretty sure i have had newer drivers on my laptop in the past than what i have now, i cannot find any though, every time i try to install any of the above they always say not supported on my laptop, the drivers that are currently installed are:

Driver Version: 11.0.0.1032

Date: 29.11.2011

They are very old and would like to be able to use any newer ones that would benefit me, the rest of my laptop is up to date, just not that.

Even when i run Intel software update utility it finds nothing new for it.

My laptop is Lenovo Edge E530.

I am running windows 10 64 Bit Pro

If anyone can help at all that would be great.

Regards

James

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Hi, bit of a long shot, not sure if anyone will be able to help me.

I remember a good few years back i would always use the latest SATA or matrix / RST drivers and would always update them regularly, I?m pretty sure i have had newer drivers on my laptop in the past than what i have now, i cannot find any though, every time i try to install any of the above they always say not supported on my laptop, the drivers that are currently installed are:

Driver Version: 11.0.0.1032

Date: 29.11.2011

They are very old and would like to be able to use any newer ones that would benefit me, the rest of my laptop is up to date, just not that.

Even when i run Intel software update utility it finds nothing new for it.

My laptop is Lenovo Edge E530.

I am running windows 10 64 Bit Pro

If anyone can help at all that would be great.

Regards

James

Answer:Help with Intel series 7 SATA AHCI Controller Drive for windows 10

Intel RST v11.2.0.1006 WHQL are still recommended for older systems but I use 12.9.4.1000 (X99) or 11.7.4.1001 (X58) as seen at the bottom of the 1st post of this Thread on WinRaid ...

12.9.4.1000 for the Mobile 7 series ........ drivers are available there too.

KB.

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So my newly ordered T420s shipped today and I have a couple of questions -
 
1) Has anbody tried to replace the standard hard drive with the new Intel 510 Sata III SSD?
 
2) What about a case? I ordered the top load case as I was short of time and I needed to get something. Now I am thinking about a better case....what has everybody else used?
 
 
 
Moderator Note: Edited subject to match content.
 

Answer:New T420s replacing standard hard drive with the new Intel 510 Sata III SSD

The choice of cases depend on whether you want something that looks good, whether a name brand is important or not, and how much protection you want (which will affect the weight of the case, and defeat the purpose of getting a T420s in the first place if you choose something like crushproof pelican case).Personally i use a Oakley vertical laptop messenger bag for the purpose, it has the right combination of look, foam protection and extra spaces (for documents) and it is from a reputable company. Sometimes i also use the Victorinox Swiss Army Eiffel laptop case, because it has superior ballistic nylon material that is both light and tough (so far there is not many laptop bags that can beat it). 
So there are quite few choices available depending on your need, taste and budget.

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Hello all. I'm having an issue with the Intel Matrix Storage Mananger driver (v8.9.2.1002) and windows 7 updates. I've spent quite some time looking around the net about this issue.  Thinkpad T61 widescreen intel grapics.Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bitHDD: 5400rpm 2.5" SATA 1TB (ST1000LM024-HN-M101MBB - Samsung SpinPoint M8) I've broken down the issue to two things...  The size of my HDD (1 TB) and these newer drives using 4mb sectors or something instead of 512kb one person mentioned (if you can confirm this please do so). Which this intel matrix storage driver doesn't like apparently, so this conflicts with Windows update effectively breaking it. My current solution was to use the generic windows ACHI driver, which allows windows update to function normally. I've read in places that the solution for them was to update their driver to Intel's newer RST. But for this model laptop (T61) there doesn't appear to be a version available that supports this chipset (intel ICH8M). The latest verion that supports it from intel's website has the same issue (v8.9.0.1023).  So my question would be two things... Is there a performance or stability concern with using the standard windows driver? Is this intel driver "faster/better".? Because "if" the standard windows driver performs just as well then my problem is solved.* *I've noticed small high pitched sounds from the HDD off and on. Less so with the Intel driver installed it seems. ... Read more

Answer:T61 - AHCI SATA Intel Matrix Storage Manager drive...

*BUMP Does anyone have any idea about what I'm talking about? Perhaps the standard driver is just fine. Link. But for those using SSD's might have problems. eh?

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Hi all,
 
I am attempting to install Win7 in an Inspiron 1545 with a new SATA hard drive that was purchased. When i insert the drive, I get "Internal Hard Disk Drive Not Found." I have verified the drive is not showing in the BIOS, I've already attempted to reseat the drive several times. In addition, I've attempted to load the chipset drivers, SATA drivers, etc from Dells website, the drive still does not show in the OS install when booting to DVD or in bios.
I dont believe it to be an issue with the new drive, as I plugged the new drive into another model Dell laptop and it recognizes the drive fine in BIOS, also I can still boot to the previous hard drive in this laptop without issue when i plug it back in.
Is there a specific driver, etc that I need to use for the drive to be recognized or other thoughts people have?

Answer:Inspiron 1545- replacing hard drive, new SATA drive not found "Internal Hard Disk Drive Not Found

This is strange - either the new hard drive has a rare compatibility issue with your onboard controller (I use a 500Gbyte in my 1545 without probs)) or it is a mechanical problem.I would take a close look at the physical dimensions and compare your original hdd with the new one.Watch the video (even though it's about a 1525 (similar to an 1545) and an SSD hdd) -  go to 2:20

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I added a 1TB Seagate Hybrid drive to my old ThinkCentre 808532U.  I removed the jumper from the old IDE drive so it would be considered the secondary.  I installed Windows 7 Professional 32 bit on the hybrid SATA.  The old IDE had Windows XP.  I want to use the old IDE drive as the secondary so I can access the data, pictures, etc.  I do NOT want to boot XP. The system boots up fine with Windows 7.  However, the system does not recognize the old IDE drive.  I have gone into BIOS and changed the Parallel ATA to Secondary.  The system still does not recognize the old IDE drive.   Can someone provide recommendations? Thanks,Napp













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Answer:Added Hybrid SATA drive to ThinkCentre - does not recognize old IDE drive - Suggestions?

Have you tried putting the jumper back in? SATA doesn't have a master/slave or primary/secondary configuration.
 
By pulling the jumper you've set up an IDE channel that has no primary drive.  Either set the IDE drive to master or to cable select if that's an option and your cable is configured that way.
 
Not saying this is 100% but give it a try if you haven't already.
 
Z.

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I am one of those people who like to gradually transfer over from one technology to another when the price is right. Well the price is right especially since SATA has been out for several years and PATA is an obsolete technology.

I have a PATA drive which is formatted for NTFS, not fat 32. I want to install it on a SATA 2 drive. I want to back it up with Ghost or Acronis and install it on the new sata2 drive.

Will this work? The drives aren't the same size either. Does it matter if it is Acronis or Ghost?

Thanks
 

Answer:Can I use Ghost or Acronis to back up my PATA drive and install it on a SATA drive

If you have the drivers for the SATA controller installed on your Windows installation then there's rarely any issue cloning the PATA drive to a SATA drive, and there's no issue with cloning to larger drive either, both Acronis and Ghost support going to a smaller or bigger drive. The file system doesn't matter.
 

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I'm trying to replace the OEM PATA CDR/DVD-ROM in my recently acquired S50, and can't seem to find a setup configuration which will allow it to boot with an LG SATA DVDR as a replacement. Cabling is not the issue--there's a SATA power connector right there at the drive cage, and the two SATA data connectors in the middle of the motherboard. With the DVDR connected, the system won't boot past the Windows logo screen. Disconnect it, and the system boots fine. I've searched the User Guide and Hardware Maintenance Guides for every SATA reference, and they only refer to a SATA hard drive as an alternative to the PATA hard drive. All references to the CDR/DVD-ROM assume it is PATA. Googling did not produce a definitive answer as to whether this is a permitted configuration (PATA/SATA mix). I'm hoping someone here can say either "No, not possible," or "Yes, I've done it--here's the setup parameters." Mike

Answer:Can S50 BIOS handle SATA DVD drive and PATA hard drive configuration?

Hi Mike "Yes, I've done it" Go to my inputs to this forum in late October for my trials and tribulations with the self same problem. My solution was to remove & refit the CMOS battery as described. I've retained my PATA hard drive & installed a SATA DVD rewriter plus I have access to Setup Utility ( ie BIOS access) whenever I need it. I hope it works for you. Call back if you need to.  Regards Kemar  

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I'm playing with a recently retired server running 32bit Windows 7 Professional. Originally it was configured as RAID 0 with 5 SATA drives. Those drives are gone but I want to install a spare 2TB SATA drive that I have. Using the RAID Management software I have created the drive and it shows the correct configured capacity. I initialized the disk with Disk Management and it lists the disk as online but it doesn't show up in the volume list with a drive letter. My intention is to use the 2TB drive as media storage. Other than combing RAID and Windows 7, what am I doing wrong? Am I better off reformatting everything and reloading Windows?

Answer:Unable to assign drive letter to newly installed SATA drive.

I had the same problem this week with a drive like that. Have you tried to reformat it? Also make sure your system can handle a 2TB drive.

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Hello, I have a Toshiba Satellite Laptop (M45 S2692) I was trying to install a new partition using Partition Magic, apparently it didn't go too well. Upon rebooting it never installed my software and I got the message "Operating System Not Found" I couldn't boot, so I switched back to my primary OS (Windows XP Home) I got a few errors when doing so,
"xmnt 2002 program not found" and "autochk program not found"
I did a little research and found that Some parts of my partition were hidden so I needed to go in and make them visible. Well, lets just say that didn't go over too well. Now it wont boot at all. I get a black screen with a bunch of things on it. So, I gave up and went onto my desktop to see how I can retrieve my data so I can just clear my hard drive and do a fresh install on it and put my files back on. I bought a Manhattan SATA 150 to IDE Converter. I hooked everything up, the problem I am having now is that my computer recognizes the drive, but it is not visible or accessible. I trie4d changing the BIOS, changing it from Master to Slave. still no luck. If I change the pins to slave, I cant find the hard drive in Admin options. When it is there, I figured I would try to change the letter of the drive so it might pop up in my "My Computer". No luck. When I right click it, all I get is the option to delete the partition. I'm lost now, I have no clue what else to do, and I can't afford $150 to get it d... Read more

Answer:Transferring files from a laptop SATA drive to a desktop IDE drive

If the desktop has SATA, then just plug the Laptop drive in, make sure the BIOS is set to boot from the IDE, and thats it.

If it doesn't, then the most painless way is an external USB Caddy - like this: http://shop.mcgtech.com.au/s.nl/it.A/id.2988/.f?sc=2&category=8641

SCAN IT FOR VIRUSES/SPYWARE BEFORE TRANSFERRING DATA!!!
 

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I bought myself a SATA caddy to replace the optical drive on my Lenovo Z51-70, with a 2.5" SATA Drive.The caddy and the hard drive work, as tested on another HP Laptop.But on my Z51-70, the Hard drive is not detected, either in BIOS, or within Windows itself. I checked the Device Manager and Disk Management, but it is not visible anywhere like it is on my HP Laptop. Any and all help and suggestions will be appreciated!I desperately need this to work!Please Help! 

Answer:Z51-70 2nd Hard Drive via SATA Caddy to replace Optical Drive.

Lenovo released a new bios update! Did you try it?

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i am trying to install a western digital 74gig Serial ATA, our 10,000 RPM on a Asus K8V SE Deluxe motherboard. when i try to install windows with the Sata driver the setup say that it could not find a hard drive. I looked in the main biso and it dose not show the drive as a primary drive. but the motherboard sata biso dose show the drive as being there. Another reason i know that the drive works is because i used the disk that came with drive to fromat the dirve and partition it.

 

Answer:Problems installing raptor sata drive as main drive

you need to install a 3rd party SATA driver during windows setup.

look on your motherboard manufacturers website for the latest SATA driver for WindowsXP, and put it on a floppy disk.

once you have the disk ready, boot to the Windows disk, and when prompted (in the first 5 seconds or so) tap F6 a few times. wait a few minutes for windows to load standard drivers, and then you will be prompted to insert your floppy containing the Drivers.

if you cant find the drivers, let us know the model of your motherboard and we'll track them down.
 

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Can anybody talk me through installing a slave drive on my gateway gm5483e motherboard model 945gct-m3 made by elitegroup also known as ECS
 

Answer:windows Vista sata hard drive slave drive

plvness,

It should be as simple as installing a couple of cables. Hopefully you've got a nice flat cable either with the new slave drive, or a spare with the motherboard: it's normally red, but can be other colours, about 1cm wide and 1mm thick. That needs to be plugged in between the drive and one of your SATA slots on the motherboard. They'll normally be black, and unlike most, will have a slight 'L' shape to them. If you get a torch on your motherboard, you should see SATA1 or SATA2 written very close to them. If you've already got a SATA drive, then it should be easy to spot, so just use the second port.

When you start the machine up, go into the BIOS by pressing the appropriate key (it should come up with a screen just after displaying what graphics card you have / testing memory, telling you what key to press - normally F1, F2, F12, Esc or Del),

Then find your way to the 'Boot Order' section (sorry, not sure quite where it'll be for your chipset - but it'll be either on the first screen, or more likely a menu off of it), and make sure that it's still on your CD/Floppy/original drive first and hasn't swapped to your new SATA (it shouldn't have done, but some prefer a SATA drive by default to an IDE).

Any probs or questions, please come back. You'll do fine!

Rich.
 

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Hello, I have a Toshiba Satellite Laptop (M45 S2692) I was trying to install a new partition using Partition Magic, apparently it didn't go too well. Upon rebooting it never installed my software and I got the message "Operating System Not Found" I couldn't boot, so I switched back to my primary OS (Windows XP Home) I got a few errors when doing so,
"xmnt 2002 program not found" and "autochk program not found"
I did a little research and found that Some parts of my partition were hidden so I needed to go in and make them visible. Well, lets just say that didn't go over too well. Now it wont boot at all. I get a black screen with a bunch of things on it. So, I gave up and went onto my desktop to see how I can retrieve my data so I can just clear my hard drive and do a fresh install on it and put my files back on. I bought a Manhattan SATA 150 to IDE Converter. I hooked everything up, the problem I am having now is that my computer recognizes the drive, but it is not visible or accessible. I trie4d changing the BIOS, changing it from Master to Slave. still no luck. If I change the pins to slave, I cant find the hard drive in Admin options. When it is there, I figured I would try to change the letter of the drive so it might pop up in my "My Computer". No luck. When I right click it, all I get is the option to delete the partition. I'm lost now, I have no clue what else to do, and I can't afford $150 to get it done... Read more

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I was just copying files right from my c drive (which contains 2 defunct windows folders that the pc doesnt use.. I had no clue what i was attempting to do years ago with this install.) onto my e drive which is the primary drive. i am going to reformat the c drive to install windows 7.

Now what happened is that i went to disconnect the one drive to make 100% certain the windows folders on c are not in use (im sure theyre not since they havent been modified in years) but ran into an error on bootup where the system couldnt find the file ntldr. I had to burn this fix from my laptop onto a dvd and then run that and it fixed it. What happened was that in the root c drive folder was the ntldr file (and a few others apparently) that i moved into a folder on my e drive in my attempts to preserve everything from the c drive for after i format it.. I moved all those little files back to the root c drive. I checked in the root e folder and those files arent there. I was expecting there to be copies of them at least.

I then copied those files from the c: root dir to the E: root dir. I then unplugged c and booted and i get the "error loading os" or "os not found" i forget the exact error message... This may have something to do with e: being a SATA drive and c: being an IDE drive however.

Anyway, for whatever reason, the pc will not recognize the e drive on the SATA as bootable. I read that if I boot from the xp cd and choose repair on the e drive, it may fix... Read more

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Have XP on C drive and looking to install Win 7 on 2nd Sata drive for dual boot. However, when installing a 2nd Sata drive my XP bios identifies it correctly as a Sata drive but my PC Disk management recognises it as a Removeable disk preventing me from installing Win 7. I have tried a couple of different Sata disks with the same result.

Answer:Sata Drive recognition issue preventing addition of 2nd drive

You may find the attached article useful - it says that the problem may be as a result of the drive not being partitioned and formatted after installation.

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Dell Dimension 8400 (about 3-4 years old). Stock SATA 160gb hard drive crashed (got the blue screen, all the codes, etc.) Took it to a computer place, they also said the HD crashed. I have bought a replacement 250gb SATA HD - attached the two inputs to the back (one thin and ling, one thin and short) and all I get on boot up is a couple of chirps and the screen says "Drive 1 (and 2 and 3) Not Found: Serial ATA, SATA-1" and repeats for drives two and three. The drive is warm, it's being accessed (it's humming), but I've also tried a third 160gb drive, same thing. I even replaced the original drive back in and the same thing - not even the blue screen and error codes any more.

Went to F2 set up, set to auto detect, all (SATA) drives sets to 'on.'

I'm computer literate, but not a techy or anything.

Totally lost now. Please help.

emsguy4you at aol dot com
 

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Please help me with this one :

I have repartitioned my primary IDE drive & re-installed WinXP-pro, system is up & nearly fully restored but one of my 2 archive drives is unaccessable... I have 2 of: WD SATA 200Gb drives full of avi files & other things ....one is normal & useable as it should be, the other is not being recognized right.
BIOS sees them both, Disk Mgr sees them both, but it sees the problem drive as being Dynamic and Foreign......it will not recognize anything else about it.... I can right-click it in Disk Mgmt tool and I could convert to a basic disk, but I will loose all data. I can also choose to Import when I right click it, but I dont know what will happen... maybe it will fix the problem, but I'm not real interested in experimenting with my data - I would really like to save it....
I have no other system with SATA to put the drive in to check it ... just this one....I have re-installed the SATA drivers & it should be picked up properly like the other one....but it is still not there....
Hello?
Hello?
............Hello?


Thanks

Answer:SATA drive unaccessable-is called Dynamic Foreign drive

Unless you're going to have a multidisk volume HDD I don't think you will want
to partition your SATA into a Dynamic Disk. I have never heard of Dynamic and Foreign but things change everyday.

Other operating systems: If you convert a disk with a partition that contains an operating system other than Windows 2000 or Windows XP Professional, you will not be able to start the computer from that operating system after the conversion.

Reverting back to basic disks: After you convert a basic disk into a dynamic disk, you cannot change the dynamic volumes back to partitions. Instead, you must delete all dynamic volumes on the disk and then use the Convert To Basic Disk command. Hope this answer some of your question.

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Worked the first time, but since then, boot up leads to "error loading OS" message unless I disable the secondary IDE (the one the with the new data drive attached) in the BIOS Can't see anywhere in the BIOS to set the boot drive -- is there a boot disk or other workaround?  --- Oh, separate problem -- the CD burner / DVD reader drive has been having some trouble reading DVD data disks.  (No problem reading data CDs though.)   Sometimes the problem results in sticking a DVD in the drive and it doesn't even find the files.  (The DVDs still work fine in another computer.) --- Thanks!

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SATA drive detected as an atapi drive by windows xp setup.

I’m wanting to install windows xp for backwards compatible with order programs.

1st primary partition is W7 size is 243.71 GB NTFS maximum it will shrink down.
2nd primary partition is setup as 99.97 GB FAT32 (can expanded space later after installing SP2)

After installing XP,
I will use the windows 7 system boot disk and do the following from the command prompt
Bootrec /fixmbr
Bootrec /fixboot
Bootrec /rebuildbcd

Is it ok to install windows xp, since it sees the drive as an atapi and don't need to worry about the sata driver?
Is the boot fix correct?

Thank You
I also added a logical partition which has been removed. Out of curiosity I put a windows 98 setup cd. It didn't see the Fat 32 2nd partition but it did see the logical fat 32 partition as a normal dos primary partition. It makes me wonder on SATA drives if windows 98se can be installed onto logical partition. There was a size limitation, it only saw around 35 GB

Answer:SATA drive detected as an atapi drive by windows xp setup.

Quote:
2nd primary partition is setup as 99.97 GB FAT32


Why FAT32?



Dual Boot Installation with Windows 7 and XP

SATA Drivers - Load in Windows XP Setup on Dual Boot
SATA Drivers - Slipstream into Windows XP CD

Use EasyBCD 2.0 in Win 7 & Win XP.
EasyBCD - NeoSmart Technologies

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Hi, hopefully should be straight forward enough...

I have just bought one of these space saving Acer Revos which does not come with an Optical drive.

I have a Blu-ray reader (dvd writer) which is SATA, but the Revo only has USB or eSATA.
So... i was wondering what is needed to get this (SATA) drive to work via eSATA or usb?

Is it as simple as a SATA to eSATA cable or will this not give the necessary power to the drive?

Or do i need an eSATA enclosure, and if so what size for an optical drive 5.2?

Cheers for any help.
 

Answer:New PC with no optical drive or SATA connection (can i use a SATA drive in it?)

Ya no problem use it. For more details contact us at www.sacatech.com
 

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i have never used a floppy/installed, an i want 2 change my ide drive 2 a raptor 1000rpm sata drive is there a way?
 

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Hi Everyone,

I just bought a 1.5TB Seagate SATA HDD Which I will be using as a data drive. I have my Primary 320gig sata hd which i use for windows. Now when I go to install the 1.5tb Drive, it detects it on first boot in the bios. when it trys to boot, it hangs on a black screen and doesnt move. When I go to restart, the 320 Primary Drive dissapears and only the 1.5tb drive is visable.

So what I've tryed to do is ive disconnected the 1.5tb drive, i left the 320 drive connected and it booted up fine. got into windows and worked as normal. but when I plugged in the 2nd drive it doesnt boot up. and when it doesnt boot, you restart and the 320 dissapears. I've also ghosted my 320gig drive to the 1.5tb drive. My 320 contained 2 partitions (C: for windows and D: for data) So atm im using my 1.5tb drive like my 320 with the C and D. But would anyone know the issue why I cant have both drives in there.?

Here are the troubleshooting steps I took

1) Changed SATA Cables
2) Changed the sata order (Plugged primary in SATA 2 and DATA HD in SATA 3 to see if the ports are faulty
3)Took out the IDE CD-ROM
4) Tryed to mess around in the bios and nothing worked.

Also using an ASUS P5ND mobo with lastest bios update.

Answer:Hard Drive Dissapears after installing 2nd SATA Drive

What is the power supply like? Make sure the power cables are on a different branch, if possible.

Perhaps the PSU isn't sending out enough power for both drive on a single cable?

Just a guess.

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Hi, Is this possible? I have tried numerous times on my PC to install Windows 7 onto my Sata Drive to no avail. Yet as soon as I plug in my IDE HD it installs fine.

I have unplugged all external peripherals USB and internal Card Reader. Set my Bios ok as it sees both the Hard Drive and DVD fine (Both in the bios and during selection of hard drive during windows 7 installation). Yet when I come to install it, it craps out at a random percentage saying cannot read from source or worse yet it crawls so slow through the percentages (I really don't think Windows 7 should take 6 hours to get to 15%!!) Yet both the hard drive and dvd are fine and the disc works great on my other PC without the sata drive in. I'm pulling my hair out here!!!

My motherboard is a Biostar G31-M7 TE with latest bios now what is odd is that I recently updated the BIOS to the latest one so does my problem come from here or was it always going to be a problem on this board? Also when I do have win7 installed on the IDE drive when I plug in ther sata drive inside the whole system goes belly up (from freezes when transferring large files to just not seeing the drive)

Help!!

Answer:Install Windows 7 with Sata Hard Drive and IDE DVD ROM Drive

Have you checked out all of our Questions list ?


Questions to use for help with Installation Issues


One of my favorite tips is to pre-format the HD on another computer to the partitions that you want for the new install on the new computer. Sometimes SATA drivers are required during install either from Disc or USB flash drive containing the correct Sata drivers needed.
Also check your Bios setting for AHCI, SATA, IDE.

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I am running Windows 7 Pro. Have a external dual dock connected to a estata port. One of the drives assigned letter K often comes up as E and I have to change as application is looking for K. Another disk in this dock works fine. No problems.
Does anyone know why this might be happening or anyway to prevent?
Seems like when I go to disk management and assign K it should stay that way.

Answer:External Sata drive will not keep assigned drive letter

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Terrym


I am running Windows 7 Pro. Have a external dual dock connected to a estata port. One of the drives assigned letter K often comes up as E and I have to change as application is looking for K. Another disk in this dock works fine. No problems.
Does anyone know why this might be happening or anyway to prevent?
Seems like when I go to disk management and assign K it should stay that way.


Try assigning a drive letter a "distance" away from your existing drive letters.

For example, change the dock drive letter to Z and see how you get on with that.

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I messed up by making a cloned SATA drive instead of just doing an image back up. Now, because it's recognized as a real system drive, I can't get to it to make it a backup drive with an image vice a clone.

Answer:How do I change a cloned SATA drive to use as a backup drive

Sorry to hear you are having issues Beaner...

Not sure how politically correct that name is either... LOL!






Quote:
I messed up by making a cloned SATA drive instead of just doing an image back up.


What application did you use to make this "Clone"?






Quote:
Now, because it's recognized as a real system drive, I can't get to it to make it a backup drive with an image vice a clone.


Can you boot into your OS? If yes, can you see both the old HDD and the Cloned HDD? If you can positivly ID the cloned drive just format it and start again!

I can give you more details once you give me more details!

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Hello all, I'm hoping you can help me. A couple weeks ago my hp pavilion dv6000 crashed (again). Last time this happened I was able to recover to an old restore point wih my vista recovery disk and save my files, but no luck this time. I'm a writer and I have a decent amount of writing that I'll lose if I can't recover my files. I have a sata USB cable that I'm using to connect the drive to my old working pc (windows xp). When I hook it up, I hear the drive powering up and the computer makes the USB detect sound, but the drive never shows up in my computer. How can I get my pc to detect the drive? Is all lost? thanks so much for any help. I know more than average about computers, but I'm mostly a beginner so please explain in simple terms. Thanks in advance
 

Answer:Sata USB slave drive to recover crashed drive

the noise you are hearing is a good sign, but maybe windows is assigning the drive a letter that is already in use? if you right click "my computer" and go to manage. then click on disk management, take a screen shot of that and attach it to a post on here..i might be able to help.
 

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Hi, thanks for looking at my problem.
I just built a new (my 1st build ) computer and am having trouble booting with my hard drive and dvd drive. Here what has been happening.

It starts up, showing the motherboard graphic
Then says the BIOS is Initializing...

Then it displays 2 messages on the screen saying this...
(The |'s indicated where the screen cuts off)

|pter 1
|ks Information:
| No hard disk is detected!
|
|pter 2
|ks Information:
| No hard disk is detected!

Then goes on to the next screen and says...

Reboot and Select proper Boot device
Insert Boot Media in selected Boot device and press a key

I put my windows vista install DVD in my dvd drive and pressed a key but the message just repeats.

Im going to try and provide as much info as I can on the problem, please bear with me! :P

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First off, links to my hardware:

ASUS board
ASUS DVD-ROM (I bought this a while back for my old computer and it was working recently)
SATA drive

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First let me explain everything I've done with the SATA drive and board.


On the board there are 3 boxes to connect to, on the layout on the manual they are called SATA13 (for SATA1 and 2), SATA24 (3 and 4) and SATA_RAID. Initially I had connected the HD to the SATA1 connection in the SATA13 box and recieved the double No Hard Disk Is Detected! messaged during startup. I decided to connect it to the SATA_RAID box (I tried both connections... Read more

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Hi, When I go to Computer Management my main (OS) drive shows as "Disk 1" and my 2nd internal data drive shows as "Disk 0". Should I switch the SATA cables so that the main drive will show as "Disk 0 and the 2nd internal drive as "Disk 1"? Or should I ignore this? Thanks.

Answer:Main drive and data drive SATA connectors?

Hello Antares,

As long as you are not having any issues booting to Windows, I wouldn't worry about it. It doesn't matter what the Disk number is.

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Hi All,

Hope someone can help

I have installed a new SATA Hard Drive on my PC. It works fine, but my DVD drives disappear (from BIOS, My Computer and Device Manager). If I unplug the new Sata drive, the DVD drives come back. They do not have the same letter assigned... I have played about with the jumpers on the DVD drive, but that didnt help. It seems that the Sata Drive takes the place of the DVD drive in Bios...?? Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated.

Thanks,

Ray
 

Answer:New SATA Hard Drive Problem - DVD Drive Disappears

Is the dvd drive also a SATA drive, or an IDE drive?
 

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Since I don't know which information will be important to answering my question, I will provide more than is probably needed.

My main machine is built on an ABIT IC7G motherboard running Windows XP with SP3 installed. It has the latest BIOS ABIT issued for the IC7G. The CPU is a Northwood 2.4C overclocked to 3.2GHz. To get there, the FSB has been upped to 267 MHz instead of the spec 200 Mhz. The memory is 1 GB of OCZ PC3200 Platinum Rev. 2 ram running at a divider of 5:4 so the memory clock for it is 213.8 MHz with timings of 2,2,2,5! The system is rock stable and will run Prime95 indefinitely. The CPU is air cooled with a humongous Thermaltake CPU cooler. The Northbridge chip is also actively cooled with an equally humongous Thermatake cooler.

Now for the question. The machine has two Seagate hard drives installed; an ST3500630A (IDE) as the C drive and an ST3300831AS (SATA) drive as the archive drive. The SATA drive is connected to the SATA 1 connector on the motherboard which is controlled by the Intel ICH5R Southbridge SATA controller. HDTach benchmarks the IDE drive as having an average read of 66.8 MBs with a maximum burst speed of 90.5 MBs. Inexplicably (to my thinking) it benchmarks the SATA drive as having an average read of only 51.2 MBs -- but with a maximum burst speed of 133.5 MBs.

Can any one see an explanation for what should be a much faster SATA drive benchmarking as slower than the IDE drive?

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Answer:SATA drive benchmarking (HDTach) as slower than an IDE drive?

Based on the motherboard specs the sata is an early version. They typically were not much faster and in some tests slower than ide connections.
 

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I need to retrieve data from a SATA drive but can only achieve this if I can connect it as a slave drive to a machine with a master PATA drive. The motherboard will accept both devices. Is this possible? and if so how?
 

Answer:Master PATA drive Slave SATA drive-is it possible

Leave the pata as master, plug in the sata and reboot. OS will assign new drive letter to the sata and you should be able to see it.
 

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There was a post on this earlier in the month, but it was about a laptop and the responders told others to make a new thread with their problems. So here's mine:

I bought a seagate sata drive, and I'm trying to install xp on it. I have an epox 9nda3j mobo. The computer already has a WD pata drive dual-booting XP and Vista on it. I've had absolutely no luck installing XP on the computer, getting the same disc read errors that others get. I tried using nlite to make a boot disc, but I'm not sure if I did it right or not. I tried using a USB floppy with the sata drivers from epox, but XP appears to have no intention of recognizing it. I briefly looked into seagate's disc wizard, but it didn't seem to be very helpful either. I saw some stuff about dynamic drive overlay being a problem in other searches I made, but the option to remove it from my drive was grayed out. So now I'm sitting here with a 400GB paper weight. Does anyone have any idea what I could be doing wrong here, or what else I need to do to fix this?
 

Answer:fresh xp install on new sata drive w/o floppy drive

any ideas?
 

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Comic Sans MSI recently upgraded from Win98 SE to Win2K Pro. After the upgrade I can no longer see my SATA drive. This is an Athalon Barton 3200 Processor w/512MB RAM, ASUS A7N8X-E Deluxe MB. Any idea how I can get this drive to be seen? It is a WD800 SATA. Worked fine with the Win98 SE os
 

Answer:Can't find SATA drive from EIDE Drive with Win2K

Did you install the drivers for the SATA controller?
 

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I have a Dell Dimension MCE 8400 that I ordered with a single drive. In retrospect I should have ordered it with 2 drives and without MCE but that is another discussion. I am wanting to install a new OEM WD Cavier SATA 160 with dual boot operating systems on the same drive but partitioned, XP Pro and MCE. I have installed the WD drive as the second drive (in position 1) and made a partition of 40 GB. The drive is seen by the system. I reboot the system and go into setup, disable the Maxtor SATA drive (one delivered with system and in position 0) change the boot order so it boots from CD, save the changes. I boot the system with the Win XP Pro CD, and in the FDD I have WD SATA drivers. The system boots, I hit F6 and it looks as though it is reading the SATA controller drivers. Needless to say the system doesn't recognize that a hard drive is present. Please help!!!!! If anyone has any ideas or suggestions it would be greatly appreciated.
 

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I have Windows XP sp2 on a Hitachi 80 GB SATA drive partitioned as drive C: and drive E: with ntfs. The operating system is on the C: partition and other programs are on the E: partition. I purchased a larger 250 GB Hitachi SATA drive and installed it as drives D: and F: I want to transfer Windows xp from the 80 gb drive to the 250 gb drive and activate the 250 GB drive as the boot drive.

I copied the files from the E: partition to the F: partition. How do I transfer Windows from the 80 gb drive to the 250 drive and boot from the new drive.? I want to use the 80GB drive as a Linux drive and multiboot Windows xp and Ubuntu Linux .

Thanks,
Romeo Dais
 

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Can anyone tell me how to copy the entire contents of my 3gb UDMA hard drive, including XP home- to my new 80gb SATA hard drive.

Answer:How do I Copy UDMA Hard Drive to new Sata Drive

Save all your documents to a CD or DVD and re-install XP

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Hey, i recently ghosted my 250gb ATA 133 drive to a 200gb SATA drive. I made sure I installed the drivers before I imaged so it would boot and detect correctly. It worked fine for 2 months. I am currently contemplating re-installing Windows because of a few problems with my current installation and general junking up of the OS. I have a SP2 disc but i dont have a Floppy drive installed and i really dont want to install one just for the SATA drivers. Is there any way to install XP to a SATA drive without a floppy disk?

Wayne

Answer:Installing Windows XP to a SATA drive without a floppy drive

Wayne I am actually in the same boat you are as we speak I dont know if its an option to search your CD-ROM drive for drivers or not. I have never had to do it so I willl tell you my findings when I get done tonight...It is going to be a bit harder for me as I am setting 2X250GB SATA drives in a RAID0..wish me luck..lol.

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The Intel SATA Solid-State Drive firmware update tool provides the latest firmware for the following Intel? Solid-State Drives in all capacities:
- Intel? X25-M/X18-M SATA Solid-State Drive on 50nm (black case) - updates to FW version 8820
- Intel? X25-E SATA Solid-State Drive on 50nm (black case) - updates to FW version 8850
- Intel? X25-M/X18-M SATA Solid-State Drive on 34nm (silver case) - updates to FW version 02M3
- Intel? X25-V Value SATA Solid-State Drive on 34nm (silver case) - updates to FW version 02M3
- Intel? Solid-State Drive 320 Series (silver case) - updates to FW version 0362
If you are a Windows? user, you can now take advantage of the Intel SSD Toolbox to perform firmware updates.
If you are an Apple or Linux user, you will continue to use this tool for firmware updates.
Download: http://downloadcenter.intel.com/Deta...&DwnldID=18363

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I was doing some research and came across an old post where CRJDriver helped a guy out and was wondering if I wcould get some of the same assistance!

I've got a Gateway desktop with Windows Vista pre-installed, and my wife hates Vista, therefore I would like to dual-boot with XP.

I tried to install XP but I get an "no hard disk" error, which I believe is because the HD is a SATA drive, and becase I don't have a floppy drive, I can't load the drivers into the installation.

I tried to slipstream the drivers on the bootable XP installation CD using nLite, and trying to do it manually, but to no avail. With the CD created by using nLite I get the same "no hard disk" error, if I do it manually I get a "cannot find driver" error, despite the fact that the drivers are on the CD and that all necessary files point to the driver's location.

I might not have the correct drivers, so any help in finding the correct ones would be awesome. I am getting extremely frustrated. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks for the help in advance.

FYI: My motherboard is a "Intel (Council Bluffs) 945G Viiv", which may help someone fine me the correct drivers.

My email is [email protected] if you need to send me anything. Thanks!
 

Answer:HELP: XP Install on SATA Drive w/o Floppy Drive

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I've got a laptop with Windows Vista pre-installed, and as I hate Vista it needs to go.

I tried to install XP but I get an "no hard disk" error, because the laptop's HD is a SATA drive. As the laptop does not have a floppy drive, I can't load the drivers into the installation.

I tried to slipstream the drivers on the bootable XP installation CD using nLite, and trying to do it manually, but to no avail. With the CD created by using nLite I get the same "no hard disk" error, if I do it manually I get a "cannot find driver" error, despite the fact that the drivers are on the CD and that all necessary files point to the driver's location.

Any ideas, anyone?

Thanks.
 

Answer:XP install on SATA drive without floppy drive

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I would like to add a 160G SATA drive to my system for video editing and storage only. I have an ASUS A7v8X motherboard with onboard SATA connectors. My boot drive is a standard 80G IDE drive and i will keep this as my master boot drive. Will there be any problem mixing IDE and SATA drives within the same system?

Answer:adding SATA drive beside an IDE boot drive

there sould be no problem at all with this.

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How do you transfer data from an old SATA drive to the new one??I have a Acer desktop running WXP AMD3.8 new drive is 250GB,these Acer desktops have a hiddenrecovery on there drives if you use it the first thing that appears is starting W98 very odd thenNorton ghost will appear after the system is recovered it will then go into changing FAT32 to NTFS.I could load up from scatch but that leaves me with very limited recovery in the event of a crash. NEVER BUY AN ACER DESKTOP.

Answer:Data transfer from old SATA drive to new drive

click here

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Ok so basically i see dvd drives that replace the optical drive and allow you to put a 2nd hard drive on things like laptops.

The issue is i want one for a desktop as the ones i am finding are too small to fit in one of my desktops. Normally there is more than 1 expansion slot for an additional hard drive on MOST desktops but this isn't the case for mine as i am using a sff model and well the only way to add another hard drive is to take off my optical drive and swap it with some sort of expasion.

Anyone know where to buy one of these for a desktop optical drive as the ones for laptops are smaller
 

Answer:2nd dvd drive hard drive sata caddy?

Nexus_ said:





Ok so basically i see dvd drives that replace the optical drive and allow you to put a 2nd hard drive on things like laptops.

The issue is i want one for a desktop as the ones i am finding are too small to fit in one of my desktops. Normally there is more than 1 expansion slot for an additional hard drive on MOST desktops but this isn't the case for mine as i am using a sff model and well the only way to add another hard drive is to take off my optical drive and swap it with some sort of expasion.

Anyone know where to buy one of these for a desktop optical drive as the ones for laptops are smallerClick to expand...

Thee are some on this page along with some 2.5" (for laptops) and some hard drives.
 

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Just ordered a 62z and found a great deal on Samsung 840 EVO 120GB SSD - 2.5" Form Factor, SATA III from TigerDirect.  It is only 7mm thick. Will that fit in the 62Z AIO alongside the current HDD? http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=8466636&sku=UAM-101752101

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Will my external WD hard drive (used for backups) work with a PC that has internal SATA drives only ?
 

Answer:External IDE Drive vs Internal SATA Drive

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I Have Sony Vaio VGC-RB34G Running Windows XP Media Edition. My computer came with No XP CD just the Cheap Recovery System From the Control Panel That I had to Make using Two DVDS. My Original Hard Drive Has a Currupt File that will not Load Windows So I bought another Hard drive of same Make and Model I Installed and Now when I go to boot Windows I have to Press F5 to Run windows from the Second hard drive. When In BIOS it shows both HD And I dont know How to Slave the Original so When I start It runs The New Hard drive and Shows The Original as a x: drive  so I can Copy THE system File I need to the Currupt Hard drive.. This sony is giving me trouble from day one.. Please Help

Answer:Slave Drive SATA hard drive

There should be a setting in BIOS under Boot in which you chose which order it boots up each hard drive. If that doesn't work, you made need to take the original out and replace it with the new one to make it the primary drive....

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I have a self built PC running XP Home with a single SATA Seagate 160GB hard drive. A friend has given me an IDE Seagate 40GB hard drive that he wishes to get data from. I connected the IDE drive to the IDE controller on the motherboard and rebooted. The IDE drive is recognised in the BIOS but it has replaced the SATA drive as the boot drive. I cannot select the SATA drive to be a boot drive as it no longer shows in the boot priority section of the BIOS, only the IDE drive, CD ROM or floppy disk. If I disconnect the IDE drive, the PC boots from the SATA drive as normal and the SATA drive reappears in the boot priority section of the BIOS. All I wish to do is to see the contents of the IDE drive in Windows so that I can copy some data from it to a DVD. IS this possible or can?t SATA and IDE drives coexist on the same PC?

Answer:Adding IDE drive to PC with SATA hard drive

Om my mobo they can co-exist, but only because I have seperate IDE connectors for hard drives, I cannot connect to the IDE connectors on the mobo that are for DVD\CD drives, I suspect that may be the case with yours. Have you considered a USB external case?.

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Hey everyone,

Ok, so my old WD 200G IDE hard drive was running a bit low on space and I decided it would be a good idea to upgrade to a 1tb seagate that I found at best buy. I figured I could just clone the old IDE drive and make the sata drive my new primary drive; but in order to do that they both have to be operating at once and I have to be able to boot the old one in order to run the wizard. So I plug it in the new one and I get a disk failure (because it automatically wants to boot the empty sata drive). I attempt to re-configure the boot priority and put the IDE back on top, but there's no IDE hard drive to be found anywhere. The IDE drive re-appears once the sata drive is gone, but anytime the sata is plugged in it immediately gets overridden and disappears. The IDE drive is connected off of the same cable as my cd-drive, and I was wondering if it being set to a slave could possibly be the cause of this? Any ideas?
 

Answer:Solved: IDE drive afraid of new SATA drive

Lets try? If you have your ide drive connected to the ribbon with the cdrom drive, connect your sata drive to a sata connection on the boars {#1] connection> upon re booting the pc go to mv computer & right click>left click on manage>Left click on disk managment. If the drive is there you have to format it.
 

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Hey Guys, I have a R60 9456 - DRM I have had to take out an old Corrupted hard drive and replace it with a new SATA Drive. The drive has been recognised by Bios, but during the XP install I get a message saying that no hard drives were found. I downloaded the "Intel Matrix Storage Manager Driver for Windows XP, Vista (32bit) - ThinkPad" and tried both the Mobile ICH8M-E and Mobile ICH8M-E/M Drivers (these were the only "mobile" Drivers in the list, the other two were ICH9 and ICH8R/ICH9R for Desktop/Server/Workstation), neither of these worked. Another thing in the readme for the driver download it says - If your system has Intel(R) 82801HEM/HBM SATA AHCI Controller,       select Intel(R) 82801HEM/HBM SATA AHCI Controller (Mobile       ICH8M-E/M), and press Enter.     - If your system has Intel(R) 82801GBM SATA AHCI Controller,       select Intel(R) 82801GBM SATA AHCI Controller (Mobile ICH7M/DH),       and press Enter. but the driver package only contained the ICH8 Drivers. If anyone has had a similar poblem or has any ideas any help would be awesome. Cheers  

Answer:Installing XP on new Sata Drive (Drive not found)

hazamus, welcome to the forum,all you need to do is set the hard drive to compatability mode istead of ahci in bios, then you can install the driver after you have installed windowsPress F1 when booting in order to enter bios, select config menu and then the serial ata menu, change the setting from AHCI to compatability mode.You can find drivers here, or you could use System Update which should get everything you need automatically.Happy installing

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My systems are all rather old -- running Pentium 4 CPU's in 478 pin sockets. From the time I built them, they have run Windows XP (now with SP3 installed) on IDE drives. Rock solid and stable. Two are on ABIT IS7 -- one a V2 and one an E -- motherboards and two are on ABIT IC7 G motherboards.

Recently with the dramatic price drops on SATA drives I bought two of the Western Digital black 640 GB drives planning to make them the C drives in the two machines I use most to get a boost in speed. I had no trouble installing Windows XP to the WD drive and the speed improvement as measured by HDTach is very impressive. So long as the only drive connected is the SATA drive the system(s) boot and run perfectly. I had planned to reformat the old 500 GB Seagate IDE drives that used to be C drives and use them for file storage. If I connect an IDE drive to either of the IDE connectors on the motherboard where the SATA drive is set to be the boot drive, bootup fails with an error message saying no OS was found etc. I have read the manuals carefully and can't find any information on getting SATA and IDE drives to play nice together. I had assumed there was some place in BIOS to do this -- but so far as I can tell, there isn't. There doesn't appear to be a place in the BIOS to set boot to be SATA instead of IDE, and it is clearly defaulting to the IDE drive if an IDE drive is present.

I could just buy another WD SATA drive, but I have all of these Seagate 500 GB dri... Read more

Answer:Can't boot from a SATA drive when an IDE drive is connected

syzygy said:





My systems are all rather old -- running Pentium 4 CPU's in 478 pin sockets. From the time I built them, they have run Windows XP (now with SP3 installed) on IDE drives. Rock solid and stable. Two are on ABIT IS7 -- one a V2 and one an E -- motherboards and two are on ABIT IC7 G motherboards.

Recently with the dramatic price drops on SATA drives I bought two of the Western Digital black 640 GB drives planning to make them the C drives in the two machines I use most to get a boost in speed. I had no trouble installing Windows XP to the WD drive and the speed improvement as measured by HDTach is very impressive. So long as the only drive connected is the SATA drive the system(s) boot and run perfectly. I had planned to reformat the old 500 GB Seagate IDE drives that used to be C drives and use them for file storage. If I connect an IDE drive to either of the IDE connectors on the motherboard where the SATA drive is set to be the boot drive, bootup fails with an error message saying no OS was found etc. I have read the manuals carefully and can't find any information on getting SATA and IDE drives to play nice together. I had assumed there was some place in BIOS to do this -- but so far as I can tell, there isn't. There doesn't appear to be a place in the BIOS to set boot to be SATA instead of IDE, and it is clearly defaulting to the IDE drive if an IDE drive is present.

I could just buy another WD SATA drive... Read more

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I recently upgraded my computer with a new MB, cpu, video card and a 200GB Maxtor Diamondmax SATA150 drive. I ghosted my existing HD with my OS on it to the new drive. The drive seems to work fine, everything copied over as it should, it's detected by BIOS and windows XP correctly and you can access it through windows. A small odd issue it has is when plugged into the #1 SATA slot of the MB(there are 4), everything except BIOS lists it as being plugged into the 3rd slot. Interestiingly, BIOS lists the 4 SATA slots in this order(3, 4, 1, 2). I don't think this makes any differance though since a SATA drive is automatically a master. However, it will not let me boot from the drive. I have 3 hard drives in my computer right now, 2 ATA and 1 SATA. The drive was a OEM drive so I downloaded the Maxblast software from the maxtor website. You can get the windows version of the program and a .ISO file to create a bootable CD. When I try booting from the CD it doesn't give me the options to setup the SATA drive, or any drive really. The windows version of the program works but I was thinking since it was trying to copy everything while windows was running, it may not have been able to copy anything and that's why I'm getting the error I'm getting which is "Error loading OS" after BIOS screen. I've done some reading and tried a few things like unplugging my ATA drives, running fixmbr and fixboot from the XP recovery console. I downloaded True... Read more

Answer:Want to make new SATA drive the boot drive

When using Maxblast to copy Drive Image you have to select Advance Options in HDD setup & select option to copy a bootable drive
I forget the exact steps but here's two Options for coping a HDD Image one is Bootable one is Not

Other thought might be BIOS setting
Ya might try different SATA port on the MOBO
 

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Howdy,

I have a fairly new PC ( http://shop3.outpost.com/product/4650538#detailed ) that has 4 SATA ports. The original drive was is from the Western Digital SATA Caviar line http://www.westerndigital.com/en/products/Products.asp?DriveID=116&Language=en . Sadly this drive failed last weekend. I ran a utility to rebuild the master boot record, that did not allow the system to boot up. Now I am simply hoping to recover the data on it, so I picked up an identical drive, removed the old one and used the system restore DVD to recreate the system as originally configured. After that I plugged in the old drive and now every time the system boots, it tries to boot off the original drive. I've switched cables around without success and I can't seem to find anything in the BIOS for selecting the boot drive. What am I missing here?

Regards,

DM_Tim
 

Answer:Setting a SATA drive as the boot drive

Welcome to Techspot!

An easy solution if your system has the right characteristics?
Check your manuals etc and see if your system can Hot Swap the SATA's, if so disconnect the old drive and boot to windows on the new drive .
Carefully plug in the old drive on another channel ,then just capture your files in explorer the old drive should show up.
 

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I have an HPnx7300 laptop. I have a brand new SATA drive in it. Can anyone tell me how I can install Windows XP onto a SATA drive with no Floppy drive to put the XP driver on it?
Thank you,
Carol
 

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I've had this problem for years and always just unplugged the IDE drive before reinstalling. I'm tired of doing that though, and I want to fix it.

I finally got fed up at all the problems my computer has been having and decided to reinstall Windows 7. I have 3 SATA drives (2x 1TB and a 500 Gig) and a 200 Gig IDE drive. I install the OS to a partition of the 500 gig drive, but during the install, when it reboots after unpacking the files, it always tries to boot from the IDE drive, which gives me an error "BOOTMGR not found". Even if I go into the boot selection and choose the SATA drive, it gives me the message. If I installed the OS with the IDE drive plugged in, even unplugging that drive and rebooting gives me the error. I have to install Windows with the IDE drive unplugged.

I haven't looked at it a while, but I'm pretty sure the IDE drive is set to slave, not sure if that matters though since it's the only IDE drive.

Is there anything I can do about this? I'm tired of unplugging the drive to reinstall, it's just a pain.
 

Answer:Reinstalling OS to SATA drive with IDE drive installed

You need to check that the jumpers on the IDE drive are set for slave and check in the Bios that the SATA drive with the OS is set as Primary Master.

I would also check under Integrated Perpherals in the Bios that your IDE set up shows the Serial-ATA controller is enabled.
 

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Dear All-

My wife's Fujitsu laptop (Vista Home Premium 32 bit) decided to fry its MB after less than two years. Since it will be more to repair the board than to replace the laptop, we've decided she will get a new one. But, with mainboard crashes, they rarely give you a heads up and when it crashed we didn't have a current back up. So, I took the 2.5" Hitachi hard drive out of the laptop and put it into an SATA enclosure and connected it to MY Fujitsu laptop (Vista Basic). The enclosure lights (powered thru USB) and the drive spins (can feel it and hear it). These are encouraging. However, I cannot get the drive to appear anywhere. Not in My Computer. Not in Device Manager. Not in Admin Tools/Disk Mgmt. Not in BIOS.

The enclosure came with a driver disk but the only install on the little disk was for Win98. I have connected outboard hard drives to this computer in the past with no issue. Anyone have any clues/ideas about ANYTHING I can do to get this drive recognized so I can recover all the data on it?

Thanks in advance!

Answer:Recovering Hard Drive/2nd SATA drive

Okay, well, the counter-intuitive took hold of me and I fixed my own problem. I simply unplugged and plugged this drive -hot- several times and after one of the replugs Vista finally installed the device drivers and the drive showed up. Whew!

Thanks to everyone for their help

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Hey forum,

I have a PATA CD-ROM drive already installed in my computer and working correctly. Recently I received a new SATA DVD drive and installed that as well into the same computer. They both work fine, but when I play games for example the computer looks for the CD in my older drive, not the new one. I'd like to set the SATA drive to be my primary drive. How would I go about doing this?

Thanks in advance.

Answer:Setting SATA DVD drive to primary drive?

I think the SATA drive should also support CDs. If so, take out the old PATA drive altogether.

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Right now i am booting off of an 80gb IDE hard drive but i want to clone the drive onto a 150gb sata drive and make the sata drive my boot drive.

I have used Acronis True Image to clone the hard drive.
I restarted and everything copied over in DOS successfully but then i tried to boot off of the sata drive and everything seemed to work out fine.. Vista load bar showed up, i was able to enter my password to log in and then it said preparing desktop like it was the first time i installed vista.
It was stuck on that screen for a few mins and then a blank blue screen just came up.
it seemed like it was the default background for Windows 2000 or something like that and it just stayed there.

So now i'm back to booting off of the IDE drive...

anyone know what i'm doing wrong?

Answer:Cloning IDE boot drive to sata drive

Brink posted a very good suggestion; it's #3.
Cloning a Drive

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Hello,
My Laptop Model is amsung Chronos 7 (NP700Z5C-S03UK). It has in built 8 GB SanDisk SATA drive which was used with my 1 TB HDD in Intel SRT. Last week I replaced my 1 TB HDD With Samsung EVO 840 250GB SSD. Now main drive is SSD, so I have no idea what should I do with that 8GB SSD.
Can you please Advice a best use for that SSD. ? Can I just add a drive letter to it and use it as another Hard Drive for storing data ?
Thanks.
Gaurav Aher

Answer:Built in SATA Drive as regular drive.

Probably not. It was initially there as a fast cache drive to speed up your spinner drive access and it required software drivers to activate it as such. If I were you I would just leave it as it is if you just cloned your original drive to the SSD. 8GB is not really worth worrying about.

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I have a SATA hard drive onto which windows is installed onto on a ASUS P4P800 mobo. I want to backup the drive onto a IDE drive but I can't because when I plug it in it always trys to boot to the IDE drive no matter what BIOS settings I use.

Answer:Can't boot from SATA drive when IDE drive is plugged in

Did you put the sata drive 1st in the boot order?

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HI,

I'm trying to assign a drive letter to my sata drive via the computer management utility.

The drive is listed but when I right click the only option available is delete partition.

I want to assign a drive letter so that I can access this drive to hopefully repair a problem I'm having with a corrupt system file that I have listed in another forum.
 

Answer:Sata drive not assigned drive letter

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I am trying to image my 80gb 7200 rpm IDE ultra 133 drive to a brand spanking new 200gb seagate baracudda SATA drive. The first thing I tried was using Ghost to image it from partition to partition.. that didn't work. I booted with the windows cd and tried to do the fixmbr and fixboot.. The fixboot seemed to do the right drive, but the fixmbr kept wanting to write my old drive. I unplugged the old drive and tried to boot into windows setup once more and it gave me a blue screen of death. I am in the process of imaging it disk to disk in norton ghost. I hope this works. Any thoughts anyone who has gone through this?

RiPPCLaW
 

Answer:imaging OS PATA Drive to SATA Drive

Seagate's own disk install utility will do the whole thing for you.

Ive done it many times. Just install the new sata disk, let seagate format/copy all the files over, etc. Works fine IDE->SATA and SATA->IDE.

Tough part comes with sata raid, then the utilities dont work. Each disk compnay has a version...basically the same program, diff name. If it wasnt on a disk with drive.... download from seagate.
 

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I nstalled a new SATA drive in my pc. I installed Windows XP Pro on it using the drivers from the ASUS disc when Windows prompted for the SCSI drivers. Now windows sees my IDE drive as a scsi drive and I can't access it. How do I get windows to recognize the drive as an IDE drive again?
Specs: P4 on ASU P4P800 motherboard.
 

Answer:IDE drive unrecognized after adding SATA drive

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