Gigabyte motherboard wont recognize new drives

Hello,i made the mistake of installing win 7 beta on all my computers. as the beta is expiring i purchased 2 copies of win7 home edition upgrade.then i found out that ms does not allow downgrades to the beta.They truly suck and cause great pain.
now i am attemping to mount a new hard drive ti install xp and upgrade to win 7 but my gigabyte gama78gmds2h mobo refuses to recognize 3 differant known woking hd.this same machine once had 4 hd on it working fine.
i have installed a new 500 gb western dig hd as only drive and attemped to boot on xp disc to no avail also reflashed bios to no avail please help..gc
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  1. If they are SATA drives you will need to press F6 during xp install to load the SATA drivers first. Then the xp install should see the drives.
  2. thanks for the quick post
    tried as suggested..bios shows a blank hole at sata port the new drive is connected to. the computer out of 4 different dives installed with varying cables known to work only recognizes the one drive that has win 7 installed?????????
    been building computers since 386's and never saw this
  3. sturm said:
    If they are SATA drives you will need to press F6 during xp install to load the SATA drivers first. Then the xp install should see the drives.

    i think i posted my response as a reply
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