I recently had a hard drive go bad on my computer build so I bought a new Western Digital caviar 500GB drive to install. I opened the drive plugged in the hard drive in the SATA 1 slot which is exactly where my old drive was hooked up.
When I try to install Vista it gives me no hard drive to install it to. I did some searching around and found the SATA control drivers and loaded those via the load drivers option on Vista. Still no luck. Ive tried other SATA connections on the motherboard... still no luck.
Ok I cleared CMOS and got nothing.
I tried to make sure the SATA connection is pushed in and it seems to be.
I can't find anything mlike South OnChip PCI Device anywhere in my BIOS
As far as it showing on BIOS wherever there is not a device it shows something along the lines of IDE Device: None but there is nothing on where the hard drive is hooked up. Device : and a blank thats it. So it clearly knows something is hooked up there it just doesnt know what.
Ok, disabled all the IDE numbers not occupied and still nothing. There was a detect hard drive option in the BIOS that seemed to linger for quite a bit on the IDE that the hard drive is hooked up to but it didn't change anything. Ill have to dig around to see if I can find a SATA cable laying somewhere.
OK new SATA cable doesnt appear to have done anything. Still have a blank where IDE Channel 2 is. Detecting hard drive still lingers there but nothing comes up... havent quite made it to the windows install yet but pretty sure it wont work.