I have gigabyte motherboard and S-ATA HD. when trying to install windows it does not recognize my HD... i tried the motherboard CD tools to make the floppy with the raid drivers (and press the F6 while windows installation starts) but there r like more then 20 tools and i dont know which 1 to use.
on the other hand, i heard that those MB dont need the raid driver, so im confused.
can any 1 put some light on the subject? do i need the raid driver? if yes whats the tool i should use (or the path on the MB cd)
thanks a lot<P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1><EM>Edited by BlaBli on 10/17/04 07:02 AM.</EM></FONT></P>
Ok two things. Make sure you have your BIOS setup to boot from the SATA (Make sure you have any IDE hard drives unplugged until you have Windows up and running). Make sure your motherboard is detecting the SATA drive, the BIOS should find it when it tries to boot up.
Go to GigaBytes website and download the SATA driver (Probably says SATA/RAID). Should be roughly 1 MB or so. Create a disk using this.
Then hit F6 during Windows install and point it to the drivers on the floppy and everything should go fine, assuming you have your MB setup to boot from the SATA.