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New SATA Hard Drive Not Recognized In BIOS

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August 10, 2011 1:47:24 AM

Hi,
Iam trying to install a SATA hard drive in an Insignia 30a computer. It only had IDE ports and no SATAs. Iam using an IDE to SATA adapter in the IDE slot. Do I need to slipstream a new Windows XP disc? What drivers to I need to slipstream and where can I find them? Thank-you....Des.
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August 10, 2011 2:18:03 AM

kbf337 said:
Hi,
Iam trying to install a SATA hard drive in an Insignia 30a computer. It only had IDE ports and no SATAs. Iam using an IDE to SATA adapter in the IDE slot. Do I need to slipstream a new Windows XP disc? What drivers to I need to slipstream and where can I find them? Thank-you....Des.


Several problems. there is no insignia 30a
I will ASSuME you meant 300A, It originally came with a 60gb hdd does that sound right?

what is the size of the replacement drive? If its too big thats probably the issue.
I would recommend a PCI card with sata ports instead of the adapter.
This will get rid of any bios limitation of the motherboard and take a flaky ide>sata converter out of the problem.

something such as
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

if your computer bios wont recognize the hdd you cant go any farther.. until it does.
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