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    Gigabyte p35 ds3 Vista and sata drives

    Why oh why isnt vista recognising my drives? they appear in my bios fine. i have 2 sata drives and a sata dvd writer. Vista starts to boot up for installation get to the choose drive page and guess what.... no blinkin drives!!

    any one seen this before?

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    Moved here by me, you'll probably get a better response here.

    As to the problem, you may well have to install your mainboard's SATA drivers first.

    So grab them onto a floppy (or USB stick if you've got a sensible, modern board) and try that, THEN try the Vista install.

    This whole SATA pain is the reason I still run an IDE drive as my main boot drive on all my machines... it's just so much less aggro.

    Anyway, hope this helps and let us know if you're still having problems.

    ps. Vista can be a pain with drives, especially optical drives, when you install stuff like iTunes etc. Make sure you fully update Vista as soon as it's installed and then ALWAYS grab the latest versions of any other software you want to install.
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    It is the latest DDR 3 mother board so i should hope it iscapable. the problem is vista isnt picking up any of my sata drives i have not tried XP but i bet it will. do i need a western digital driver or a gigabyte driver? anyone else got around this issue yet?

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    i just tried some different sata sockets on the board and now it picks them all up. very odd
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    Is it the P35C DS3R - if so 6 of the SATA are from ICH9 and 2 from a different controller - just make sure that you attach to any of the Intel ICH9 based SATA ports and you'll be fine (and make sure they are enabled in BIOS - some are disabled by default on some vendors boards to reduce resources unless needed)

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    I had the same problem ...and solved it...I have typed the solution down here...

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