sata drive not detected :-(

I have an Asus A7V8X mobo, trying to install a fresh from the shop western digital 80gb sata hdd. The drive is not detected at all via the bios and i dont seem to find any options in the bios that enables sata or something of that kind. Does anyone have any idea what can i do to get the drive to be detected? (i ofcourse connected the power to it and a sata cable to the primary sata on the board).
thanks for any help.
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  1. U cant see SATA drive in bios. Sata has a bios of its own.

    AMD 2500+ @2145.92Mhz - Volcano9 - A7N8X/DLX - Corsair XMS3200LL 1024MB - GF 3 TI-200 - C: = 2x WD Raptor 10000rpm RAID 0 - D: = 2x WD Caviar 200Gb 7200rpm SATA RAID 0 - Hiper 420w.
  2. well... when i try to install windows it tells me it cant detect any type of hardrive installed as well.
  3. well if u wanna use it as c: and install windows on it: when windows install starts it says hold down f6 if u wanna install scacsi drives (and thats is what u wanna do) later the installprogram will ask u for the sata drivers and i guess u have a disk for that from mobomaker or on a cd, then u have to move thoose files to a disk. GL HF

    and another thing!! if u want satadrive as c: u have to set first boot device = scacsi in bios!!!

    AMD 2500+ @2145.92Mhz - Volcano9 - A7N8X/DLX - Corsair XMS3200LL 1024MB - GF 3 TI-200 - C: = 2x WD Raptor 10000rpm RAID 0 - D: = 2x WD Caviar 200Gb 7200rpm SATA RAID 0 - Hiper 420w.
  4. Do you know if i can boot the sata driver when asked for via a cd instead of a floppy disk? i dont have a floppy disk (who does?? its 2005!)
  5. hmm dont remember, but u cant search for the drivers, maybe if u burn them at the root of a cd.

    AMD 2500+ @2145.92Mhz - Volcano9 - A7N8X/DLX - Corsair XMS3200LL 1024MB - GF 3 TI-200 - C: = 2x WD Raptor 10000rpm RAID 0 - D: = 2x WD Caviar 200Gb 7200rpm SATA RAID 0 - Hiper 420w.
  6. I put a floppy in every machine. Why not? You should not have to copy drivers from a floppy. XP should have everything you need. Check BIOS and make sure your boot option includes SCSI.

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    Samsung 120gb ATA-100 - Maxtor 40gb ATA - 100
    Sony DRU-510A - Yellowtail Merlot
  7. ok... so i got a floppy drive. I put the driver for the sata controller on it and when windows setup started i pressed f6, when i was asked i directed to the driver, windows setup approved it would accept any mass storage relying on that controller or whatever, and then after that it says it didnt detect any hdd it can install windows on.
    just before the setup begins there is some kind of screen mentioning my 80gb sata drive. Im really clueless now. i need some help asap, thank you.
  8. Hit the "del" key when posting to get into your bios blue screen. Select "integrated peripherals" or similar section. Inside, you should find a topic such as "sata controller". For sata, you can enable or disable detection. Mine was disabled at the default settings, so windows wouldn't detect it until I enabled it.
  9. I found something like that after you mentioned it.. it was "hidden" under PCI configuration, I changed the "Onboard ATA Device First" from No to Yes. Yet still no luck.

    Asus P4800 Deluxe - 3.0C - 4X256MB corsair twinx - 6800GT 256mb - sata w/8mb 160gb - 120gb w/8mb - Thermaltake purepower 480w - Thermaltake XaserIII<P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1><EM>Edited by kopykat on 01/05/05 04:55 PM.</EM></FONT></P>
  10. Your copy of XP must have SP1 on it(or newer) to auto-detect SATA.

    Abit IS7 - 3.0C @ 3.6ghz - Mushkin PC4000 (2 X 512) - Sapphire 9800Pro - TT 420 watt Pure Power
    Samsung 120gb ATA-100 - Maxtor 40gb ATA - 100
    Sony DRU-510A - Yellowtail Merlot
  11. first of all, I edited my last post a split second before you post, so check it out. 2nd my copy of XP does have SP1 in it. I wanted to ask something... I get this question about array or something after the bios scans for drives, and i hit ctrl+F and let selected auto array, what does this do, and could this be the reason to my troubles?
    thanks.

    Asus P4800 Deluxe - 3.0C - 4X256MB corsair twinx - 6800GT 256mb - sata w/8mb 160gb - 120gb w/8mb - Thermaltake purepower 480w - Thermaltake XaserIII
  12. The array is about creating a RAID array, you don't want to do that cause you only have 1 HD. So array should be disabled.
    Make sure you have all the drivers on the floppy, it should really work without trouble when windows gets the drivers.
  13. If its a new drive mb u have to Fdisk it first for windows install to detect it !

    AMD 2500+ @2145.92Mhz - Volcano9 - A7N8X/DLX - Corsair XMS3200LL 1024MB - GF 3 TI-200 - C: = 2x WD Raptor 10000rpm RAID 0 - D: = 2x WD Caviar 200Gb 7200rpm SATA RAID 0 - Hiper 420w.
  14. No you dont, at least not with win2k/XP. They partition the hard drive from within the installation.
    How is fdisk going to regconise a SATA hard drive, prey tell?
  15. well it does, and i had to in order for windows to recognize it

    AMD 2500+ @2145.92Mhz - Volcano9 - A7N8X/DLX - Corsair XMS3200LL 1024MB - GF 3 TI-200 - C: = 2x WD Raptor 10000rpm RAID 0 - D: = 2x WD Caviar 200Gb 7200rpm SATA RAID 0 - Hiper 420w.
  16. Well, that's really weird, I've done many clean installs and never any problems with either SATA or PATA, Windows just displays an unformatted disk.
  17. in my experience windowsinstall cant detect a drive without a filesystem.

    AMD 2500+ @2145.92Mhz - Volcano9 - A7N8X/DLX - Corsair XMS3200LL 1024MB - GF 3 TI-200 - C: = 2x WD Raptor 10000rpm RAID 0 - D: = 2x WD Caviar 200Gb 7200rpm SATA RAID 0 - Hiper 420w.
  18. When you boot from the CD win2k pro does, that I know for sure because I have installed it on all 3 of my machines.
  19. well wassup kopykat ?

    AMD 2500+ @2145.92Mhz - Volcano9 - A7N8X/DLX - Corsair XMS3200LL 1024MB - GF 3 TI-200 - C: = 2x WD Raptor 10000rpm RAID 0 - D: = 2x WD Caviar 200Gb 7200rpm SATA RAID 0 - Hiper 420w.
  20. Make sure you have BIOS set-up to boot from CD as first or second option. Load your XP CD. You only need F6 option from floppy for RAID array and you wont be doing that. Select NTFS format for your drive and set-up partitions then. Word of caution: if you're going to put the O/S in it's own partition do not make it too small. Windows archives a lot of misc. stuff and you will fill up a 5gb partition before you know it.

    Abit IS7 - 3.0C @ 3.6ghz - Mushkin PC4000 (2 X 512) - Sapphire 9800Pro - TT 420 watt Pure Power
    Samsung 120gb ATA-100 - Maxtor 40gb ATA - 100
    Sony DRU-510A - Yellowtail Merlot
  21. well, i got it to work, the floppy with the drivers was messed up!!! Twice!! (i already switched one floppy before)I still have the hdd in some kind of array though, and when i enter the settings for the array thing and request to delete the array, the hdd wont boot, meanwhile im keeping it this way cause it works. but anyone knows whats the reason to this?

    Asus P4800 Deluxe - 3.0C - 4X256MB corsair twinx - 6800GT 256mb - sata w/8mb 160gb - 120gb w/8mb - Thermaltake purepower 480w - Thermaltake XaserIII
  22. ehh ? 1 hdd array ?

    AMD 2500+ @2145.92Mhz - Volcano9 - A7N8X/DLX - Corsair XMS3200LL 1024MB - GF 3 TI-200 - C: = 2x WD Raptor 10000rpm RAID 0 - D: = 2x WD Caviar 200Gb 7200rpm SATA RAID 0 - Hiper 420w.
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