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Windows did not detect SATA during installation

Hi! i have a biostar m7ncd ultra mobo, amd athlon 1800+ processor, 1.2g memory, and 80g0g seagate sata drive. i tried to intall windows on the sata drive but i got a message sying that windows did not detect any drives present on the computer. the sata drive i not new. it worked well when used as a back up drive on my other computer. it has since been reformatte and partitined using norton partition magic. the computer i am installing it on now, used to have a 40g ide drive and the sata drive could be read then. actually at boot-up, the sata can be seen on the post screen. it is only when i try to install windows that the drive could not be detected. i will appreciate any input on this subject. thank you.

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You need the manual to your motherboard to set it up in the BIOS. http://www.biostar-usa.com/docsmain.asp In the drop down menu select M7NCD ULTRA. I hope this helps. Let me know.

Posted on Jun 30, 2007

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