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I have an HP Pavilion a656x computer with two SATA connections on the motherboard. BIOS doesn't give option to enable them. How do I??

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  • cfr1102 Apr 17, 2009

    thanks for the thought "joecoolvette" but I've already tried that (in both SATA1 and SATA2 motherboard connections, and the system doesn't see it. tried installing fresh copy of XP Pro to that drive after removing IDE drive.. and drive is not recognized. any other suggestions?

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BIOS doesn't give any option to enable those Sata headers, it's automatic. You just pick a Sata header, and plug into it.
Any one you want. BIOS will automatically recognize, that there's a device plugged in, and to THAT Sata header. That's what's nice about Sata.

Posted on Apr 16, 2009

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    joecoolvette Apr 17, 2009

    When you reinstalled XP Pro, did you see where it asked if you wanted Sata drivers? You have the option to use it, or skip over it.

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