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My Mother Board Does Not Detect My Hard Disk

My MSI Sockect 478 Mother Board Does not detect 160GB SLAta Hard Disk. I try in the Bios Setup also. What can do for it

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Re: My Mother Board Does Not Detect My Hard Disk

Hi, I will assume that you are referring to the "Mother Board Does not detect 160GB SATA Hard Disk" when installing Windows. You need to press F6 when asked if you want to install other driver and follow on screen instructions. Good luck and post back how things are or should you need further information.

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