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David211526

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I'm building my first computer. I have everything together and connected. I turn it on and try to enter setup. I get a message saying start flash recovery Y or N. I choose y and it says starting flash recovery... and does nothing else. I choose N and the screen goes black and then I get error msg media test failed, check cable. I have a western digital sata hdd. I have a feeling it has something to do with that but I'm just stuck right now. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
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Hi and welcome to Geeks to Go. You need to put the SATA drivers on a floppy disk. During windows install, you will be prompted to install 3rd party drivers by pressing F6. At that point, press f6 and insert the floppy into drive a and load the drivers.

Here is a good link for information on SATA, a tutorial
http://www.omnicast....build/SATA.html
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