NFS7-S - Cannot install Win XP - cannot "see" Serial ATA drive

Discussion in 'Abit' started by JohnGowers, Apr 21, 2004.

  1. JohnGowers

    JohnGowers Guest

    Can anyone help? I am new to this game and am trying to install Windows XP
    (Home Edition) onto a newly built PC.

    Config is NFS7-S motherboard, 512Mb DDR memory, Maxtor DiamondMax Plus9 80Gb
    SATA HDD. DVD-Rom drive is set at the primary IDE drive.

    Seems to be seen by POST ok, but when I try to install XP it tells me it
    cannot see any hard disks.

    Am I missing something basic - all the BIOS settings have been left as the
    recommended defaults.


    JohnGowers, Apr 21, 2004
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  2. JohnGowers

    Locutus Guest

    on the first screen you need to press f6 to install sATA drivers
    Locutus, Apr 21, 2004
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  3. JohnGowers

    T Guest

    Same thing happened to me and as the guy says: when promted , press F6 and
    have sata floppy ready.
    PS go to abit website and also get the latest sata drivers and copy them
    over to a floppy for future use.

    good luck
    T, Apr 21, 2004
  4. JohnGowers

    borolad Guest

    Is the SATA drive on the SATA1 header [ the one nearest the battery ]?
    Is your first boot device the CDROM & second the SATA ?
    In Integrated Periphs/Onboard PCI Device does it have 2 entries
    -SATA controller, and
    -SATA ROM, and are they both enabled ?
    At POST when you hit Ctrl H is your drive in the SATA Raid Utility
    Does the SATA BIOS see the drive [ black & white POST screen ] ?

    Is your MOBO a version 2 ?, what BIOS are you on ?
    What happens when you connect an old drive to your spare IDE ?

    borolad, Apr 21, 2004
  5. I had a similar problem and I had to update the BIOS, there was an inerrant
    string in the bios
    Seventh Day is The Sabbath, Apr 21, 2004
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