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SATA problem during windows install

Hi! I have a Biostar M7NCD Ultra mobo, Athlon 1800+ cpu, 1.2g memory, and 80g Seagate SATA drive. I tried to install Windows on the SATA drive but i got a message saying that Window could not detect any drives. The BIOS displayed the drive during POST. It is not a new drive. It has been reformatted and partitioned using Partition Magic. I was using a 40g Maxtor IDE drive earlier and Windows could read the SATA drives 1 and 2. Also, after the failed Windows installation on the SATA drive, I tried to revert to my old 40g Maxtor IDE but the PC hangs up. I tried re-installing the OS on the IDE and the installation would be uninterrupted. However, when it got to the part wherein Windows is finalizing the set-up, it would hang. Same thing happens when I try to repair the installation. I tried installing on a 40g Excelstor IDE but the same thing happens. The PC hangs-up. I had to re-install the OS because the display was flickering on and off and then freezing. Can anyone out there help me?

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Re: SATA problem during windows install

You would need to make a floppy disk with the sata drivers on them for windows to use during the installation so it can recognise the drive... assuming you don't have memory problems that is...

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Try other memory or if you have 2 dimms take one out and try same to both dimms

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Re: SATA problem during windows install

Could be that your hard drives are bad and/or Windows CD.

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