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Thegame

Broken In
Hi friends,
My confi. is
INTEL 865GBF
2.4 HT,
2*256 DDR 400,

MY PROB. IS,
I BOUGHT A NEW SEAGATE SATA ST3160211AS,
WHEN I TRIED TO INSTALL WINXP SP2 WITH BOOTABLE CD,
AFTER THE SCREEN SAYING,
"INSPECTING YOUR CURRENT HARDWARE"
SCREEN GETS BLANK NOTHING HAPPENS
I TRIED DIFFERENT CD'S.
BUT THE PROB REMAINS,
BUT WHEN I DISABLED THE SATA USING BIOS XP SAYS
"PRESS F2 ,F6 @ HARD DISK NOT FOUND" AND THIS IS NORMAL,
WHEN I CONNECTED SAME HDD TO MY FRIENDS PC WITH XP INSTALL ALREADY ,HDD WAS DETECTED.

sO WHat can be the prob. if i should replace the hdd ?
Help me.....................please.......
 

Vishal Gupta

Microsoft MVP
I think there should be an option for SATA in ur BIOS Settings, like set the HDD for Legacy OS like win 98 r set it for NT based OS, like win XP.
So pls make sure that u hv selected that option to "Set for WinXP" :)

Sorry, but I can't remember the exact option name.
 
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Thegame

Broken In
Vishal Gupta said:
I think there should be an option for SATA in ur BIOS Settings, like set the HDD for Legacy OS like win 98 r set it for NT based OS, like win XP.
So pls make sure that u hv selected that option to "Set for WinXP" :)

Sorry, but I can't remember the exact option name.
i already did this but, it not worked.
 

kani

Right off the assembly line
Hi,
You have not mentioned whether you had your old PATA connected while connecting your new SATA. But if yo have'nt try this:
1. Pull out the IDE cable of your old HDD (PATA)
2. Fit into the SATA ports your new SATA drive if your mobo supports it.
3. It should now detect it and afterwards you can reconnect your PATA.
4. Remember the drive letters might appear different afte installing SATA.

If after above steps your SATA drive is not detected, the BIOS setting being correct; then your SATA HDD is dead as dodu,no seagate software (they are just a ads tools nothing special) tools will work when the BIOS cannot detect it. Its my hard earned experience.:p
 

alsiladka

Noobie Pro
Did you choose to manually instal sata drivers or have you integrated them. Windows XP by default does not provide sata drivers automatically.
 

Kniwor

Learner
alsiladka said:
Did you choose to manually instal sata drivers or have you integrated them. Windows XP by default does not provide sata drivers automatically.
please refrain from making a general statement, your sata drivers might be in the CD or might not be, but this does not seem a problem, because if there are no SATA drivers, it should go to the screen where it says "No HDD found". anyhow, what's ur PSU?
 
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