Problems Installing WD SATA Drive
Posted 17 September 2007 - 09:40 PM
Posted 18 September 2007 - 01:23 AM
If the device is listed under SCSI and RAID Controllers, then I would suspect that you need to update to the latest drivers for the VIA SATA RAID Controller. Enabling SATA in the BIOS will only turn on the motherboard SATA ports, but the VIA SATA RAID Controller should be a separate card that slots into the motherboard, most probably by PCI or PCI-Express (x1).
If updating the drivers does not help, I would try changing the data cable for the hard drive, and failing that, I would suspect either the SATA RAID card or the Hard Drive itself to be faulty.
Any questions, just ask. Please give us an update when you have tried these suggestions. Cheers
Posted 18 September 2007 - 10:57 AM
I believe I have the latest drivers for the VIA SATA RAID Controller. The VIA SATA RAID Controller isn't a separate card that slots into the motherboard. The SATA cable plugs directly into the mobo. There are 2 slots; SATA1 and SATA2. My mobo is a Jetway PM800BMS; go to this site for the specs: http://www.jetway.co...ms/pm800bms.htm.
I tried changing the data cable for the hard drive without luck. This is also the 2nd drive I tried, thinking the first one was faulty.
Any other ideas?
Posted 18 September 2007 - 05:18 PM
Posted 20 September 2007 - 08:30 PM
I now have a confusing challenge. I will write it here but I will also start a new post because it is a different subject. I mirrored all of my data from my old HD to my new HD and all is working just fine except for my antivirus program, which is Symantec Antivirus Corporate Edition Version 8.1. I tried several things to make it work but it will not start. Lastly, I uninstalled it and cleared the program out of each registry entry per Symantec's web site but when I go to reinstall the program it will shut down after this message, which is attached, after about 10 seconds.
Posted 20 September 2007 - 09:11 PM
I'm going to fresh Windows install soon...
Posted 20 September 2007 - 10:19 PM
Posted 20 September 2007 - 11:46 PM
Funny we're having the same kind of issues...
Posted 21 September 2007 - 09:50 PM
Posted 22 September 2007 - 04:57 AM
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