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hey, im new to this, but i have the same problem, i just bought parts to build a comp. got everything good but cant get system to recognize my sata drive, i ony have one and am trying to put xp on it. sometimes it will detect it on the bio's menu but wen it loads up windows to instal, it wont recognize it as a hard drive and i have to exit.

my specs:

gigabyte PX duo pro edition mobo
toshiba SATA hard drive

Please help! :tazz: ;)
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You need the floppy disk given to you with your mobo. No disk? Then your stuck unless you can use the bios setup to somehow change your drive to IDE not RAID. If you have the disk, when the initial blue screen appears when you boot to XP cd, when it says so at bottom, press F6. A screen will soon appear with instructions on what to do.
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You need the floppy disk given to you with your mobo. No disk? Then your stuck unless you can use the bios setup to somehow change your drive to IDE not RAID. If you have the disk, when the initial blue screen appears when you boot to XP CD, it says so at bottom (after a few secs) to press F6. Press it and a screen will soon appear with instructions on what to do.

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If you dont have the disk you just download the files and put it on a floppy nice an easy. Some mobos have SATA ports that are set to read as an IDE in BIOS so that windows and the bios think it is a really fast IDE device rather than a SATA you plug it into one of the ports that supports this and it should work without the drivers but the drivers are the best bet and rpobably easier and less confusing.
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