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Please help sata is driving me crazy


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dorkus

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hello all I am having a terrible hard time, I am trying to use my sata ports but bios is saying none
of my sata ports are in installed,please help me.

my computer specs
E-manchines T3508
Specifications
CPU: Intel® Celeron® D Processor 356
(3.33GHz, 533MHz FSB, 512KB L2 cache)
Operating System: Genuine Microsoft® Windows® XP Home (SP2)1
Chipset: ATI Radeon® Xpress 200
Memory: 512MB DDR (1 × 512MB) 400MHz (PC3200)
Expandable to 2GB
Hard Drive: 160GB (7200rpm, 2MB cache)2
Optical Drives: 16x multiformat dual-layer DVD±RW
(Up to 8.5GB with dual-layer media)
Write max: 16x DVD±R, 6x DVD-RW, 8x DVD+RW, 4x DVD+R DL, 40x CD-R, 24x CD-RW
Read max: 16x DVD-ROM, 40x CD-ROM
Media Reader: 9-in-1 Digital Media Manager™ (Memory Stick®, Memory Stick Pro®, MultiMediaCard™, Secure Digital™, CompactFlash®, MicroDrive, SmartMedia, xD-Picture Card™, USB 2.0)
Video: ATI Radeon® X300-based integrated graphics
Up to 128MB of shared video memory
PCI-Express® (PCI-E x16) slot available
Sound: 6-channel (5.1) high-definition audio
Network: 10/100Mbps integrated Ethernet LAN (RJ-45 port)
Modem: 56K ITU v.92-ready fax/modem (RJ-11 port)
Peripherals: Standard multifunction keyboard, 2-button wheel mouse, amplified stereo speakers (USB powered)
Ports/Other: 5 USB 2.0 (1 in front, 4 in back), VGA external connector, serial port, parallel port, 2 PS/2 ports (keyboard and mouse), 5 audio ports (2 in front, 3 in back)
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Is SATA enabled in the BIOS?
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i think so it say's ati/ide or somthhing enabled
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ATA/IDE is not SATA - SATA would be listed as SATA or Serial ATA
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ok i check agian and it is not enabled so how do i enable it.
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The BIOS should give you basic controls at the bottom of the screen, or somewhere. I couldn't say without looking at your computer (which, obviously, I can't do.)
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well i use a grant country bios ver.GC11010M.15A.0030 if that helps
and i tried to enable but won't highlight
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