When you download and extract files see if there is a "F6" driver.
If no F6 driver, put all the drivers on a thumbdrive. Boot vista install, select custom install, check box for Have dfisk. When asked for driver browse to thumbdrive and see if install can find the correct driver.
Alternative is to identify the amd chipset, go to amd and select your operating system and look for "F6" driver.
Select custom install and check the box for "Have Driver", browse to thumbdrive.
^ DA - What do you think microsoft default ahci driver is???
Windows (all versions) need a driver loaded to be able to communicate with the HDD.
The driver must be compatable with the chipset. If Chipset is newer than version of windows then a driver normally must be preloaded. Windows 7 is pretty good at having a default driver, vista predates newer MBs, and windows XP quite often required a preloaded driver unles the HDD was run in IDE mode.
From what I know the motherboard is quite standard and sold frequently so I thought at least windows 7 or vista would have them automatically but no luck... And they're not on the motherboard CD either.
I have downloaded extra drivers from the site that retiredcheif posted and plan to test them asap.