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« on: March 24, 2006, 09:50:37 AM »
Well... I just reformatted my HDD and now my computer cant see my SATA HDD... its my secondary drive, its set as master on the secondary drives. Ive installed all the motherboard drivers, played with bios a bit... that didnt work so i switched it back, i fliped the drives around a bit, still nothing, what should I do? :confused1

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« Reply #1 on: March 24, 2006, 11:43:52 PM »
Chreck the documentation could be you should stream the drivers in your windows.
You can do so with isobuilder.
I had the same problem with my laptop.

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« Reply #2 on: March 25, 2006, 02:17:31 AM »
control panel -> management tools -> drives
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« Reply #3 on: March 25, 2006, 04:06:31 AM »
i dont have management tools in my control pannel O.o :confused1

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« Reply #4 on: March 25, 2006, 09:22:53 AM »
Right click on my computer and choose manage. Or look for administration tools in the control panel.

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« Reply #5 on: March 26, 2006, 12:36:32 AM »
theres nothing about my SATA HDD in there

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« Reply #6 on: March 27, 2006, 11:51:38 AM »
You need to install the drivers. I had the same problem when setting up a friends computer.
Find out the brand or whatever of the HDD and motherboard, and google around for the drivers on the net. :)

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« Reply #7 on: March 27, 2006, 02:22:29 PM »
Also, make sure that the bios is set to the correct speed for your SATA drive. SATA 150 drives are often not recognised if your SATA controller is running at SATA 2 (SATA 300).
So I'd check the bios, ensure that the SATA contoller is enabled and set to the correct speed; then ensure that the SATA drivers for your motherboard are installed. Oh, and swearing and threatening to destroy your PC may not help, but it might make you feel better!
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« Reply #8 on: March 27, 2006, 07:37:24 PM »
bios only offers two options, IDE and RAID O.o

Ive tried raid and pluged my sata hd into the sata raid plugs but still nothing, it was set like that before however so im going to leave it there, and yes, in hardware management control panel it says theres a RAID driver missing, i had the drivers for one RAID controler, but theres another thats missing a driver... I'll check it out when i get home today.

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« Reply #9 on: March 27, 2006, 07:54:47 PM »
Might also be time to upgrade the BIOS...
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« Reply #10 on: March 28, 2006, 04:14:11 AM »
yeah if i can figure out how to do that O.o

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« Reply #11 on: March 28, 2006, 08:44:03 AM »
In theory, you shouldn't need to update the bios, if all you've done is re-install Windows. With luck, you should just need a driver install. Often when the computer boots runnning a raid controller, after the post, and before Windows loads, you may see a message saying something along the lines of (this is from memory :P) "Raid Promise Controller- press esc to enter setup" like the bios setup message, so that may be worth looking out for.
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« Reply #12 on: April 01, 2006, 06:45:21 PM »
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-hunter']Well... I just reformatted my HDD and now my computer cant see my SATA HDD... its my secondary drive, its set as master on the secondary drives.


Pretty weird, as SATA HDD do not have such things as Master or Slave.


I know there are some troubles with SATA2 drives on certain SATA1 chipsets. But if it was working right before, then I can't see how it could have changed...


In any case, could you state the HDD company, model and size, and the chipset from your motherboard ?

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« Reply #13 on: April 02, 2006, 09:58:32 AM »
Maxtor SATA Ultra series 120 GB the mobo is an amd 64 ASUS K8V SE Deluxe

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« Reply #14 on: April 04, 2006, 12:18:32 AM »
The maxtor site is the worst possible site to get support, unfortunately.

I found your Hard drive product number, which is L01M120, but it doesn't appear in their dropdown list (althought about 150 other drives appear there).

I once had a problem with a specific HD-Chipset combination, and was looking for the same result here, but it seems Maxtor doesn't want us to know. Anyway, try to find some drivers, and pray every night :)