SATA HD not recognized in BIOS
Posted 05 December 2008 - 10:42 PM
Posted 06 December 2008 - 07:32 AM
The driver should previously have been put on to a floppy disk.
At the very beginning of Windows Setup you should see a prompt at the bottom of screen wich says:
"Press F6 if you need to install a SCSI or RAID driver"
This prompt also applies to SATA drivers even though it isn't specifically mentioned, and is why many people
unwittingly ignore it I suspect. SATA drives weren't around when XP was first launched, which is why it isn't mentioned in the setup prompt.
So at this point you need to press F6 and install the SATA driver.
Posted 06 December 2008 - 04:01 PM
Posted 06 December 2008 - 04:46 PM
I got it to load Windows, but now I am showing only 130GBs. Should be 400GBs. I was reading someone elses problem that was similar to mine and went into the bios and changed some things around. Changed some jumper pins and everything came into view this morning. Now I have this 130GB issue to figure out and I will be complete.
Open Disk Managementand it should allow you to see if it just created a partition that is 130Gb (the rest will show up in Disk Manager as unallocated space).
To open Disk Management:
- Click on Start --> Run
- Type diskmgmt.msc in the Open: line
- Click OK.
Disk management should now open up. There you will be able to manage your drives, including creating a new partition (that will show up as a new drive in windows).
Edited by PedroDaGR8, 06 December 2008 - 05:05 PM.
Posted 06 December 2008 - 06:17 PM
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