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SATA PROBLEM 500 POINTS

Hey everyone i just upgraded my motherboard to the Giga-byte GA-K8NXP-SLI and windows won't detect my hard drive. I am using the SATA Connectors. I tried swapping the cables, I put the drivers on the disk, and it still won't detect it. I know the drive is good because i was just using it on my old motherboard with SATA. If anyone has any suggestions please help.

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every1isevil
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BILJAXCommented:
You do know taht when you install a newmotherboard, you need to reinstall windows because of so many driver dependencies that are written by Windows.


Reinstall windows, problem solved.




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CallandorCommented:
If you want to keep your programs and data, you can do a repair install (and include the SATA drivers for this motherboard when doing it): http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/XPrepairinstall.htm
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BILJAXCommented:
Well that too Call :)    However, I personally always like having a fresh-crisp clean install when I put a new motherboard in.



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every1isevilAuthor Commented:
the problem isn't  that windows won't run.... It's the windows installation... it says No hardrive found.
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BILJAXCommented:
You need to hit F6 during the install boot to load the SATA controller drivers (check for a floppy included with your motherboard).




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WadskiIT DirectorCommented:
I have this same problem with my SATAs when I installed them recently - The above by BILJAX is correct although I had to unpack my floppy driver disk from Motherboard CD before reinstalling.  (lucky for me I have 2nd PC for wife!!!!)

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BILJAXCommented:
LOL, I know the feeling Wadski, that's the only reason I keep the 3.5"er around.  Stupid SATA RAID controller being on floppy.....





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every1isevilAuthor Commented:
stupid me... The sata controller was disabled in the bios. LOL  Now i can install the first Dos part... but it won't boot from the Hard drive. What a pain. and yes... I have it set to boot from the hard drive first in the bios.
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BILJAXCommented:
good job every1
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every1isevilAuthor Commented:
any suggestions on why it won't boot from the hard drive?
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J-A-LCommented:
Now after enabling the S-ATA in the BIOS, you will need to do a repair installation of WinXP off CD and then load the S-ATA drivers by pressing F6 and have your driver floppy ready.

Jeff
at yourtechonline.com
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every1isevilAuthor Commented:
never mind... Giga-byte helped me solve the problem.. i'm gonna do split points. thanks anywayz
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