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Disregard post....lol


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Edited by Excal, 16 August 2005 - 11:39 AM.

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Also the auto run feature is not working on any of my optical drives
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How many hard-drives on your system??

Is auto-run enabled??

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i have 2 harddrives
1 x ide partioned into 3
1 x SATA unpartioned

as far as i know the autorun is turned on.

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i have 2 harddrives
1 x ide partioned into 3
1 x SATA unpartioned

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Go into Control Panel>Administrative Tools>Computer Management

Click on Disk Management on the left side and tell me what shows up on the right side..

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The one thing I can't see in Device Manager is your SATA controller.. Did you install the drivers for it??

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i must have because it was working for about 10 months, ii think there maybe an issue in the bios as the system sometimes hangs when checking for drives, and the SATA device is never listed on the bios anymore. I not 100% sure as what settings should be for sata in the bios.
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Make and model of the motherboard and what BIOS does it use??

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its a msi ms-6788 ATX and the bios is AMIBIOS
do you want the version numbe for the bios?
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Wouldn't hurt..

Okay.. that mobo has on-board SATA controller.. You are going to need the systemboard driver cd and, if it isn't recognized now, use the add new hardware option..

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I tried to add new hard ware and when it finially let me get into it i found it was already installed and orking correctly (so windows thinks anyway)

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Use your XP cd and run a repair install.. You may need to re-install the Service Packs, etc, but it will give XP a chance to find and re-install everything..

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will all my documents etc be ok or should i be making back ups of everything b4 attempting the repair?
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