Actually this is a common problem with SATA MB's and HDD's
I have an ASUS AV8 Deluxe MB and a Seagate SATA HDD. The HDD is connected to the MB through an SATA cable. I hit F6 when the Windows install starts, to get to the SCSI driver install, then install the ASUS Promise 378 floppy. When Windows continues, it still does not find the HDD.
I am not sure the BIOS is set correctly. Should the on-board Promise controller be enabled? Should the on-board LANboot be enabled? When the BIOS boots, it searces through the Promise controller and finds no BIOS installed. Do I need to load drivers for the HDD itself? Prior to starting the Windows install?
1. When you say that you actually get the driver loaded for the SATA HDD drive, does that mean that you get to actually choose the drive from where to load the driver and get the name of the driver displyed on the screen?
2. Is the MB you use set for Raid when using the SATA drives?
3. If the MB is a raid MB (as far as i can see there are 2 different types of this MB), did you configure both the disks and the BIOS to run in the same settings?
I have seen this type of problem quite a few times by now and most times it has been a problem with the configuration of the drives prior to the install of windows.
Edited by Gandir, 09 June 2005 - 06:35 AM.