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New SATA Hard Drive Not Detected By ANYTHING!


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hypnoticstate

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I got a new Maxtor 250GB hard drive (Internal) but I'm having loads of trouble getting it to be detected. When i first set it up, i turned on windows, it recognized the new hardware and tried to get drivers for it. It said there wasn't any, so i checked the c:/WINDOWS directory and non there either. I finally managed to install some drivers from my motherboard's cd after putting the appropriate files on a floppy.

Since then (and, with the exception of the searching for drivers, since before it also), my computer doesn't acknowledge the existence of the HD. It doesn't show up in device manager, disk management or even my bios.

Any help would be great!!!
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You don't need drivers for hard drives, they're built-in to Windows.
Do you have a SATA drive already?
You may need to go into the BIOS and turn SATA ports on if they aren't already on. From there you will probably need a driver to talk to the SATA ports which you can get from the people who made the board.
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From there you will probably need a driver to talk to the SATA ports which you can get from the people who made the board.


Like i said, i installed that driver by using the Mb's cd and putting the apporpriate files on to a floppy. I have also already made sure that SATA is enabled in the BIOS.
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Can you give us the specs of you'r computer so we can try and understand how to solve the problem.
thanx
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Here is a link to everest this program will give you the information about you'r system if you dont know it yourself.
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