It’s worth a thousand words. Please remember to be considerate of other members. Enabled default , Disabled. Back to Hardware Forum 4 total posts Page 1 of 1. Is it possible to try another SATA drive in your system besides the current one you are installing? What size is the SATA drive?

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All SATA drives are seen as master drives in the bios.

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The hard drive will NOT be found to be bootable – if it has no k8k800 system installed on it – e. Add Your Answer Tips for a great answer: Please assign your manual to a product: Super User works best with JavaScript enabled.

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Create a new discussion If you’re asking for technical help, please be sure to include all your system info, including operating system, model number, and any other specifics related to the problem. Either one sata power connector or one molex connector will suffice.


Post eata a guest Name. Get nliteOS from the link below. Track this discussion and email me when there are updates. The Windows XP installation process breifly indicates that, in order to install “third party” or “Raid” drivers, function key “F6” must be immediately pressed and, I understand, that it will only “read” this from the floppy drive. Go to the title, ” BOOT ” in your bios.

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Over a Week Ago Time Zone: Do not post advertisements, offensive material, profanity, or personal attacks. Then you can install XP normally. Once you reset the bios everything goes to manufactures default settings.

Next go to Boot menu. It’s worth a thousand words.

[Solved] BIOS does not detect SATA HDD

This page sets up some parameters for peripheral devices connected to the system. This allows you to use the native Windows XP driver.

Either at store where purchased or a online RMA. If it’s possible someone has set bios settings wrong, load bios defaults, save bios settings, then look in the bios again to see sats the SATA drive is being detected At boot up re-enter your bios.


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Any one you want. You will need to make some changes within the bios. Any help and advice will be greatly appreciated.

Enabled defaultDisabled. Also, make sure you don’t have 2 power connectors into it. What size is the SATA drive?

How to enable sata connections Nothing in the BIOS allows for SATA on or off

The connector on each end should “latch” into the socket on the drive and on the mboard, or on the drive controller card – it should not move when you merely brush your hand against it near the socket – if it does, mere vibration can cause a poor connection of it – use another SATA data cable that does “latch”, or tape the connector in place. This conversation is currently closed to new comments.

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