Ok, I just bought a Maxtor DiamondMax 10 250 gig SATA 150 hard drive (16mb cache), and I want to put win xp on it, so I can use my current 80 gig IDE drive for other things, mostly as a backup. The problem is I am having no luck whatsoever in getting my SATA drive to be recognised during the win xp setup. I have looked all over to try and find out how to install windows on a SATA drive, and while I have learned much from this, It still doesn't seem to work with me. When in windows, I can see the 250 gig in my computer, I can format it and put data on to it, it works fine, so I dont think there's anything wrong with the hard drive. However, when I boot from the win xp cd, and put in the SATA driver disk that came with my motherboard, and press f6 and do all that, it still only comes up with the partitions on the 80 gig IDE. Is there any way to get my SATA drive to come up on the list of partitions to install win xp on? I really am at my wits end with it all. I have 2 SATA slots on my mobo and have tried them both, I just don't know what to do now. Maybe there is some BIOS setting I have missed? I really don't know.
The following links have been of some use to me, but have not enabled me to acomplish what I want:
You're having trouble loading the driver...since I haven't messed with VIA SATA, I'll let someone else figure out why, but at least that's a start...
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Ok nevermind, I finally got it to work. Turns out I was using the wrong drivers all along. It took me a while to find it but there was one on the mobo cd that worked. Annoying that the driver was here all along, but at least all is well. Thanks for you help.
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