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SATA drive not detected

I have a P4V88 MB and I am trying to switch my primary drive from an IDE (Maxtor 120 GB) to a single SATA (WDC Green 500 GB). I have jumped the drive so it runs 150 instead of 300; and Windows (XP Pro SP3) detects it and lists it in the device mangler as an HDD but calls it a SCSI disk device. My MB does not detect the drive, it is only recognized in Windows. It does not recognize the drive even when the IDE HDD is unplugged. The MB did not come with the support CD. I cannot find any SATA controllers in the BIOS. I have RAID disabled, since I am trying to set up a single drive. I have been to the ASRock site and have tried to update the BIOS without success. I have tested both SATA ports on the board and they work fine. At this point, I have no idea where to go or what to try! Please help!
Thanks in advance!

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    Denise Hinkley May 20, 2009

    I'm sorry I should've clarified; I tried that but the installation couldn't continue because drive is still not detected.

  • Denise Hinkley
    Denise Hinkley May 21, 2009

    No I haven't. I have combed through the BIOS and haven't seen anything of the sort. I may just not be recognizing it. Here is a link to my MB manual:

    ftp://174.142.97.10/manual/P4V88.pdf

    The screen shots it provides are similar to what I see in my BIOS.

    Thanks a million rockitman!

  • Denise Hinkley
    Denise Hinkley May 21, 2009

    I'll give it a shot; Thanks!!!

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If you will be loading xp on the new drive,You will just need to press F6 during the setup when ask if you want to install 3rd party driver,and follow the instruction and put the SATA driver disk in when ask.(Even during xp setup It will say SCSI device until all the drivers for it are loaded)

Posted on May 20, 2009

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    Randy Hough May 20, 2009

    Have you enable scsi in the bios?

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    Randy Hough May 21, 2009

    You may not have the sata option in bios yet so you need to download the bios update and the sata drivers from here



    Here is some more info from Asrock



    SATA RAID Driver is for users who plan to install Windows OS on SATA / SATAII HDDs with RAID functions. To use RAID functions, you need to make a SATA RAID Driver floppy diskette before you install the operation system, such as Windows XP. If you do not plan to use RAID functions, it is not necessary to make a SATA RAID Driver floppy diskette. Please follow below steps for the usage of SATA RAID Driver:


    1. Copy the SATA RAID Driver from our website to your SATA HDDs. Unzip it, and copy all the files and folders to an empty diskette.

    2. Make sure that the “SATA Operation Mode” option in BIOS setup is set to RAID mode.

    3. Install Windows OS to your system. At the beginning of Windows setup, please press F6 and insert the SATA RAID Driver floppy diskette you just made. Then you are allowed to select the required driver to install after your system reading the SATA RAID Driver floppy diskette.

    4. After Windows OS installation, use the RAID tool in our support CD to configure RAID arrays under BIOS or Windows environment.

    For the details of RAID operation procedures, please refer to our user manual in the support CD or quick installation guide for further information.

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You can slipstream the drivers from the floppy into an ISO image of the Windows XP installation CD using a program like nLite.
You can then burn the slipstream ISO image into a CD & use it to boot & install Windows XP without the need to use the floppy disk.

You can download nLite at the following link:
http://www.nliteos.com/download.html
After downloading the installer, install the program & start using it.

The following link describes how to use nLite to slipstraem the SATA drivers into the Windows XP installation CD:
http://maxeasyguide.blogspot.com/2008/04/preparations-for-winxp-installation-cd.html

I tried this myself, & it worked without problems. I now no longer need to use the floppy drive when installing Windows XP on my system.

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