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    Problems building & installing new PC

    Im building a computer for my sister and iv just started running into real difficulties trying to install it. I assembled it without any problems but when it came to installing XP i ran into a wall. The problem was the computer wouldnt detect the SATA HDD. I spoke to a mate about this and he suggested the mobo SATA drivers werent installed & i needed a floppy drive in order to do it. I ran off & bought a floppy drive & some discs and promptly went onto the gigabyte website & dled what i thought were the right SATA drivers*. I put these on a floppy disc, booted up my sister's computer & where it said press F6 to install RAID & *something* drivers pressed it, only problem is nothing happened. The PC continued through it all, 'preloaded' Xp then told me it didnt detect a HDD & turned off.


    *GIGABYTE - Support - Motherboard - Driver - GA-73PVM-S2H (rev. 1.0)
    then the ''NVIDIA MCP73 SATA AHCI Driver'' drivers


    Iv put in a 5 year old, 40gb IDE drive which i installed XP on without any problems but want my sister to have the newer, SATA HDD just for added reliablity, much more space (250gb) & the fact iv spent good money on it.

    Has anyone ever had this problem with installing SATA drivers before installing XP? is there another way of doing it or am i doing something wrong?

    thanks guys.
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    Re: Problems building & installing new PC

    Go in to the BIOS > Integrated Peripherals > SATA-II RAID Config and check that “Onchip SATA Mode” is set to “IDE” then save.

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    Re: Problems building & installing new PC

    Yup that's the best bet. I had problems with a gigabyte motherboard in a similar fashion a while ago. The other things to try include either disabling the Jmicron sata controller (and using a different slot).. or oddly, using it if you aren't already.

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