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Wont read sata HD, install Windows Ultimate

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May 29, 2009 8:13:02 PM

the other day i made my first comp build and cant get Windows Ultimate to install. It wont read a 160GB Barracuda 7200.11 SATA Internal Hard Drive. The bios reads that it is detected, have it hooked up sata and have the sata ports enabled on the BIOS. i also updated the bios from gigabyte. I don't have 2 hd so im not using Raid and its set as a IDE and Not ACHI. The mobo is a GA-MA790GP-UD4H and it seems like vista needs the drivers for the HD. I even attempted to install the firmware on the the HD, the firmware detected it, but guess what....said firmware not compatible and yes its the right firmware. I downloaded it straight from seagate. Help you be most apprec.
a b G Storage
May 29, 2009 9:08:17 PM

Probably a bad harddrive.

can you possibly try with another hard drive.
May 29, 2009 9:22:05 PM

rand_79 said:
Probably a bad harddrive.

can you possibly try with another hard drive.


i try that with an old 20 gb ide, see what happends
June 13, 2009 2:09:47 PM

Are you waiting long enough for vista to install????
On my install it took maybe 5 minutes for the install to start be patient and see if it doesn't work.
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