I just got a 160gig Maxtor SATA hard drive and I tried to install it but I have some problems. First off, some important information.
OS: Windows 2000
Motherboard: asus a7n8x-e deluxe
Other hard drives: one 17GB (probably going to remove, but I need to transfer the stuff off first) and one 80GB, both IDE
My problem is that windows does see the harddrive, but for some reason it sees it as a SCSI hard drive as well as a SCSI cd-rom. When I got to windows explorer it makes a drive letter for the imaginary cd-rom but not the hard drive.
So, to clear any confusion
c:\ is my 17GB
d:\ is my 80GB
e:\ dvd ram
f:\ dvd rom
g:\ *non existant scsi cd-rom
There were none that I could find, only SATARaid. But I did get the drivers from windows update.
Update since last post:
- installed the drive and it is seen in windows explorer (had to enable with administrative tools)
- removed the 17GB HD
- reinstalled windows
Is there anyway of using a SATA as the only drive in the computer without the use of a floppy boot disk? (I don't have a disk drive) I tried to burn the drivers on a cd but when I try to get windows setup to add additional storage devices there's always some error.
Also, will the bios ever reconize the SATA in the inital boot up screen? Right now, all I can see is the standard IDE drive.
Serial ATA is enabled by default. I disabled mine because I don't have a SATA hard drive, and if its enabled, the older BIOS hangs for 30 to 40 seconds on start-up. Just wanted to make sure that wasn't causing the problem. Sometimes we miss easy things just as moving a jumper.