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Hey all, I am having problems with a computer that I just bought and assebled.

Windows won't detect my harddrive, so on the Western Digital site, they say you need drivers... But don't supply them on the help page!

Can anyone help me?

Why is my Serial ATA hard drive not recognized when I am installing Windows 2000/XP?

The Windows setup process does not detect any hard drive when you try to install Windows 2000 or XP onto a Serial ATA hard drive.

The Windows 2000 or XP CD does not currently contain the drivers for Serial ATA controllers.

When starting the Windows installation process, watch the bottom of the screen for a prompt that asks you to press the F6 button to install SCSI or RAID drivers. At this point you should press F6 and install a floppy disk containing the drivers for the Serial ATA controller on your motherboard. You can also have the drive attached to a Serial ATA controller card and use the same process. The Windows installation process will install the drivers for your Serial ATA controller and recognize the hard drive so it can finish the system installation process.

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You'll find the drivers on the site of the people who made the motherboard.

Or failing that, you should be able to boot off the motherboard CD and there's usually an option there to create a SATA diskette.

Of course, if all else fails, go into BIOS and turn SATA mode into non-RAID mode and then you won't need any diekettes.
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