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SATA Hard drive not recognised


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bg9208

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Just recently bought a 500GB WD HDD but when I plug in my PC does not recognise it. My Mobo has SATA- RAID controllers installed and enabled according to my BIOS, controlled by VIA8237. With the Mobo came a supplementary floppy with VIA SATA RAID Driver VT6420/VTY8237 but it does not install anything and there appear to be no .inf files.
The enabled SATA driver shows on Device Manager but just says not working code(10).
Any suggestions where I go from here please?
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Hello,
Did you format the drive? Go to Start>run... type in diskmgmt.msc , click OK. Does the drive show up as "Raw"? If so, you need to format it, or Windows won't recognize it.
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Unfortunately diskmgmt only recognises my two existing IDE drives so not possible to access the drive at all.
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You didn't answer this question...

Did you format the drive?



By the way, raid drivers are only used when installing raid. If you're not running raid, then you don't need the driver... XP doesn't require it just because you have a SATA hard drive.
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