Go Back   TechArena Community > Hardware > Hardware Peripherals
Become a Member!
Forgot your username/password?
Register Tags Active Topics RSS Search Mark Forums Read

Sponsored Links



WD SATA Hard Drive Install

Hardware Peripherals


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 14-08-2009
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 67
WD SATA Hard Drive Install
  

Hello Good Morning,

I am making a computer with ASUS A8V-E Deluxe MB, AMD 64-3700+, 2G DDR. I would like to use WD SATA HD 350G as my primary Drive.Hooked into SATA on board as they told unfortunately Bios shows no HD, Boot for XP shows no hard drive.Am i doing any thing wrong?


thanks and peace..!!

Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 14-08-2009
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Posts: 2,487
Re: WD SATA Hard Drive Install

Have you altered the Motherboard connectors when you put the drive? The MB will boot off the drive hooked to the #1 connector unless you change the Boot order in the BIOS. You required to swap the cables so that your new drive is connected to the SATA 1 socket.SATA drives won't need jumpers. Jumpers are used on IDE (PATA) drives when two drives share a single cable. So that your IDE optical drives show Master/Slave but the SATA don't.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 14-08-2009
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Posts: 2,477
Re: WD SATA Hard Drive Install

The SATA drive requires special drivers for XP to see it, they're on the MB disk, and you generally need to insert them on a floppy and load them early in the install by pressing F6.At same time the MSI CD has a VIA SATA Raid Utility that installs the drivers in an existing XP OS.IIRC, you can also push F6 during POST to get a screen to install third party drivers before the OS boots.You may have to do some configuration as well.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 14-08-2009
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Posts: 2,326
Re: WD SATA Hard Drive Install

I guess it has something to do with the IDE.Get in to the system BIOS, look under Advanced > On board Devices>SATA,change from RAID to IDE.Windows should now see the drive as a standard IDE device.If you required individual drives, hook each drive into SATA-II 0 and SATA-II 1 on the Intel ICH8 controller. In the system BIOS, go to Integrated Peripherals> SATA Port 0-3 Native Mode > Set to Disabled if you want to use IDE Legacy mode or Enabled to use AHCI mode. Using AHCI mode will require an F6 driver disk to be used during Windows XP installation.
Reply With Quote
Reply

  TechArena Community > Hardware > Hardware Peripherals
Tags: , ,



Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads for: "WD SATA Hard Drive Install"
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Help for my Seagate Sata Hard Drive, Hard drive stops working randomly, please help Edgar-Arular Hardware Peripherals 5 28-08-2011 02:10 AM
How can i install SATA Bluray drive in Old PC with IDE optical rays and SATA HDD. F.A.L.T.U Hardware Peripherals 4 19-06-2011 01:26 PM
Internal Hard Drive 32MB vs 64MB cache? SATA 3 vs SATA 2? Misraji Portable Devices 6 29-09-2010 12:59 AM
Sata hard drive data to SATA/RAID 5 balaji31d Hardware Peripherals 6 29-06-2009 07:44 PM
How to configure SATA port on SATA hard drive ? void Hardware Peripherals 4 29-12-2008 02:50 PM


All times are GMT +5.5. The time now is 02:57 PM.