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Installing Vista on a new build


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Ok so i have just built a new system, i go to install windows vista ultimate and there is no hd detected.
I have narrowed the problem down to my sata hd being set as IDE MASTER CHANNEL 2.
Now in the bios it comes up with

IDE MASTER CHANNEL 0 - DVD.....
IDE SLAVE CHANNEL 0 - ....

IDE MASTER CHANNEL 1 - HITACHI HD....

My DVD is IDE and my HD is Sata.

so i have changed the jumpers on the DVD drive to slave

IDE MASTER CHANNEL 0 - .....
IDE SLAVE CHANNEL 0 - DVD.....


But my Hard drive wont move whatever i try!

IDE MASTER CHANNEL 1 - HITACHI HD....

Could some one please help me im going insane over this.

Edited by girov123, 13 October 2008 - 03:33 PM.

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Hi there, and welcome to the forums.

The only way you can change SATA channels is to plug in the drive to a different SATA port on the motherboard.

Could you please post the make/model of both your motherboard and your hard drive?

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My motherboard is: Gigabyte GA-MA790X-DS4 AMD 790X Chipset and my harddrive is just a

HITACHI
Deskstar P7K500
250GB 3.5" SATA Internal Hard Disk Drive

Thanks for helping.

Edited by girov123, 14 October 2008 - 01:09 AM.

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Edited by girov123, 14 October 2008 - 01:08 AM.

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Edited by girov123, 14 October 2008 - 01:08 AM.

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Edited by girov123, 14 October 2008 - 01:08 AM.

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So is no one going to help me, i did post a good few days ago! please help
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Hi again

Sorry for the late reply. For some reason I didn't get notification that there had been a response here!

Nonetheless, if ever you have been waiting for more than 3 days without a reply, feel free to post in the Waiting Room. You are also welcome to send me a polite PM with a link to your thread, and I'll get onto it next time I log in!

Nonetheless, when you are setting up the Vista installation, you will need to specify drivers so the installation knows where to look for your hard drive.

Here is a link to your motherboard's drivers page. The very bottom section, called "SATA RAID", is what you need. Make sure you select the Vista drivers.

You will need to copy them onto a floppy disk, and then insert the floppy disk and press the F6 button when asked, during the installation setup.

Cheers

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Hey thanks for responding, what i have ended up doing was using one of my old IDE hard drives and it worked right away, so windows is almost finished installing. Im happy now been as it is my first build and all.
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Glad it's working in the mean time.

I would suggest you take the time to learn and work through this, so you know how to do it - and can use your SATA drives.

Cheers

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