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    SATA woes

    Took a dead HDD off my k8m800-m2 board and decided to buy a seagate SATA 160g Hdd.

    I can'y get past the thing being seen. It seems the board knows its there but refuses any IO.

    I tried diagnostics and nothing will make this work.
    I hope this topic is not a repeat but from what I saw on other sites it may be common.

    It seems I am supposed to F6 the installation and have a disk but everything is too big for a floppy.

    Any advice before I buy another board?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tannaberton View Post
    It seems I am supposed to F6 the installation and have a disk but everything is too big for a floppy.
    if you have downloaded the driver pack from VIA you don't need to extract everything in the download to a floppy.
    There should be quite detailed instructions on VIAarena.

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    are you saying the mobo has installed it but windows wont detect it during install ?
    go to the link and find the 6.97mb raid drivers & download em http://www.ecs.com.tw/ECSWeb/Downloa...uID=35&LanID=8


    Windows Pre-OS installation Floppy Disk (F6 Installation)

    Under Windows 2000 and later OS, while user intends to install OS on the disk attached on the RAID controller, they have to prepare a floppy driver disk including the pre-OS installation files and press “F6” while boot CD is starting.

    The driver disk files had been prepared in this package. Please follow the steps to prepare it.

    1. Make sure the target system is already install floppy drive

    2. Prepare a empty and valid floppy disk

    3. Copy all files under \DRVDISK to the floppy without losing

    4. Power on the target machine and boot from the Boot CD. And press “F6” while the prompt appear on the button line

    5. After the booting process ask you to insert the floppy disk, please insert the prepared floppy disk to the floppy drive and press enter

    6. Choose the proper item to fit the OS and RAID controller you are installing. Each item shows the matched OS for it.

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    Might be stating the obvious, but have you put it "online" in Control Panel -> Administrative Tools -> Computer Management -> Disk Management?

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    I am trying to install it from scratch no windows on it yet...

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    It just won't work. I m going for a new MB. This is the second HDD.

    Thanks all

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    Sounds like you may need to set the drive as LBA

    Basically anything over I think it's 120 or 128GB is classified as LBA anything under is ... well something else. Make sure it's LBA and your away.

    Should be in the BIOS somewhere near the HDD.

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