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first thing I would try is seeing if the sata drive is recognised on another motherboard if at all possible ,in order to eliminate the motherboard as the issue.If it is recognised on a different motherboard it is more than likeley a bad cable or a bad board .
Dear Fried its possible.. Go the Boot Menu at your BIOS ( For go the BIOS Press DEL at startup your system) there you may se Hard Disk Priority Option. There you can change Hard disk Priority... you may need setup your sata as first one..
Hi m_k_bishop, You must connect the CD-RW drive to the Secondary IDE connector on your board. It can not be connected to the Primary IDE port. (All SATA drives are seen as master drives in the bios). With that in mind there shouldn't be any data cable connected to the Primary IDE slot. When you first load the Bios menu screen you should see your CD-RW listed & you should see your SATA drive listed. Go to the title, " BOOT " in your bios. (If your system has a floppy disk drive connected your Boot menu should read as follows); First boot device [Floppy Disk] Second boot device [Your CD-RW drive] Third boot device [Your SATA drive as shown from the main menu] No need for a fourth device. Save the bios & exit. The system will auto restart. (At boot up re-enter your bios). Next change the [RAID Mode] to SATA or Enabled anything but RAID. Once completed save & exit the bios. If everything is connected correctly & you made the changes above your system should see your SATA drive & windows should install. (Load the windows CD into your CD-RW drive). The Asus manual lacks the proper information needed for you to make the correct setting changes in the bios. Good luck m_k_bishop! Post back if still have trouble... You shouldn't! Mike
Hi there VIA K8M800 is an AMD platform motherboard and should pick up the sata drive. Connect the drive to the motheboard, make sure that both leads are connected, go into the bios and set the bios to default settings, hit F10, save and exit, the machine will restart, go back into the bios and check to make sure its been picked up by the system. post back if you need any more help
Try changing the SATA controller to run as IDE. I can not advise anthing other because you have not listed the model of the gigabyte board, therefor I can't download the manual to advise the correct setting.
i have sata hdd 160 gb of seagate and hdd detected in raid channelbut when start installing window it shows message press enter for fresh installation "no hdd found please check power card,bios configuration