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SATA hdd is not recognized by winXP intallation

When windows is installed, i can use this hdd, but i can't install windows on it. installation doesn't see it, i tried to install drivers before installation, with F6 help at installation, but there is error:  this disk cannot be read because It contains an unrecognized file system. i've downloaded this driver from DFI page

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Having same problem with Western Digital SATA drives and Windows XP 32bit, "This disk cannot be read because it contains an unrecognized file system." Got the SATARaid drivers right off of MSI's website.

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Re: SATA hdd is not recognized by winXP intallation

First u have to update ur bios and then USE HIREN BOOT CD to repair  HDD

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Hello, My my motherborad is ASUS p5rd1-vm;RAM1GB and hard disk is PATA 80 GB but the HDD is having some kind of problem and the windows have shown a warning about it several times. Now i want to buy a...

Yes, it's compatible with the motherboard, no, it's not compatible with the XP install disk because it doesn't have SATA support. And since Asus doesn't provides it special driver needed (one that must be put on a floppy) it means that you simply cannot install XP on this disk.
All you can do is to obtain another PATA hdd what ever its size and install XP in it. Then put the new SATA disk in and use it to store all the installed programs and all your files on it. As a bonus you won't lose them if the new PATA disk fails or XP gets corrupted.
Or install Vista or 7 instead of XP, the have support for SATA disks

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Sir, i have an msi n1996 (vt8237r & km400 8237) mother board. My sata 160 gb hdd is not getting recognized in bios. Pl. help. (it is reported somewhare on the net that i have to enter into the...

I enabled SATA support on my BioStar M7VIZ-SATA MOBO (it is km400 and 8237r, like yours) by first installing the VIA SATA RAID drivers. At this point, Windows recognized the device controller but not the 120GB drive. The problem was that the system doesn't support "newer" SATA drives, so I installed a jumper on the disk drive to set it to "150" mode... SATA version 1 compatibility. After that, Windows immediately recognized the drive and mounted the filesystem.

I think it was a Western Digital drive. Other manufacturers have a different name for the same jumper. Also, I read that one type (Samsung?) can only be set to the old SATA standard by getting the drive running in a SATA 2 environment, then using a utility program to adjust the drive's microcode setting.

Good Luck to you.

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Gigabyte 945 gzm s2 doesn`t recognize HDD Western Digital 320 GB

You might need to change your bios settings from ide to sata. Have you already checked the bios settings? If everything is in order you might have a bad board. What have you tried so far?

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SATA drive not detected

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There is not way to install a windows xp os without SATA drivers. If you don't want to use the floppy disk to make the os recognize the HDD, you can integrate the drivers in the Windows Xp installation Cd, using software like Nlite.
Another solution is to use a IDE HDD, the old kind with the 80 wire ribbon cable.

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I have a gigbyte GA-MA790XT-UD4P mother board that when I try to install XP on a new Seagate 1TB Barracuda HDD, that it won't recognize during the install process

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My hdd sata is not detected by motherboar.

brohter you should chek you r hardisk and then check ram GOD WILLING YOUR PROBLEM WILL BE RIGHT IM RIAZ AHMED BROHI FROM PAKISTAN PLEASE EMAIL

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Recognizing my sata DVD writer in bios mode

How about a work-around?
(Your post is so old now that you probably figured out a solution . . . so this is for other readers)

I have the exact same motherboard, and a SIMILAR problem.
I have a PATA CD/DVD drive . . . so no problem there.
But I have a SATA hard drive, and the BIOS does NOT see it.
So when I boot from the WinXP CD, that is fine,
but then the install process claims I have no hard drive!
So how can I reinstall WinXP to a hard drive that doesn't exist yet?

Solution that didn't work:
So I knew the ASUS SATA driver (embedded in their RAID driver) needed to be loaded,
and TRUE, the WinXP install process gave me the opportunity (via F6 key) to install any
additional driver for a mass storage device. Great! So, with the latest driver on the floppy
from ASUS using their "MakeDisk" utility, I let the Windows install process read in the driver.
Well, it made the hard disk visible to the installation . . . sort of . . . but then it took me
to the Recovery Console (which I didn't want or need) rather than the Repair Install process
(and there was no "R" option available to initiate the Repair). So, gave up on that!

Solution that I think is sure to work:
Go to Ebay, and buy from Hong Kong a PATA to SATA adapter for about $7.50 including shipping. It is a great deal! And customer ratings gave HIGH marks, so the seller is trustworthy.
Make sure not to buy the SATA to PATA (the other direction), and also, I'd suggest buying the
version in which the little adapter card plugs directly (without a cable) into the PATA socket
on the motherboard, and then plug the SATA cable from it to the SATA hard drive (or the
SATA CD/DVD drive in your case). Connect the power jacks as needed. And presto!
You have converted the PATA interface to a SATA interface which needs no SATA driver!
The BIOS will see the SATA drive as a PATA drive (how clever!). After doing the WinXP
install or whatever, switch back to the way things were and save your adapter card for next time.

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I go Why can't I install Windows XP on my S-ATA HDD by SiS964? A: You have to copy the driver paired with the motherboard package into a floppy disc before you installing WinXP or Windows 2000 on your system, and follow the notice showed on the screen to insert the floopy disc. The system will grab the needed driver from the disc to finish the installation of S-ATA HDD automatically.

Because SiS964 was announced before than Windows XP and WinXP therefore it can't recognize it. If you want to install a whole new WinXP (or Windows 2000) on S-ATA HDD by SiS964, you need to copy the necessary driver from the directory named floopy image on your driver CD to one floopy disc. When you begin to install OS, follows the instruction to put your disc into floopy drive. After this, you will keep on installing your WinXP smoothly. If you use P-ATA HDD, you don't need to do like this.

t this off the web site what does it all mean.

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