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Shows up as "Initio Combo Device Class" not a "Disk Drive"


RESOLVED the ISSUE...!!

Hi, Yesterday I get into similar problem of having my USB Drive ( WD passport Elite 320gb ) not being detected by my PC and as soon as I connect to it, Initio Combo device class drivers gets loaded and Drive do not show up in the device list...!!
I tried several options.1. Freezed my hard drive for 12 hrs in the freezer. It did not help me today.2. I have opened the USB drive shell ( becareful, I have damaged it.. see the instructions before you try t ). You can find the 2.5' HDD inside and there will be SATA to USB bridge adapter. I was having doubt on this bridge unit as I read through several blogs.3. luckily I have a unused 2.5' Laptop HDD. So I have removed this bridge unit carefully and tried to connect to my HDD. If the bridge is good, my HDD must be detected right away..But it is the same problem.. It did not work.. Hence I have confirmed that it is the bridge problem..
4. I bought a Rs. 250/- ( 5$ ) 2.5 SATA casing that is available in the market to use the 2.5' SATA HDD through USB. ( actually I do not know where I can buy only the bridge..hence bought the entire unit..which is still cheaper )
5. From the new unit, I have the USB to SATA bridge, which I have connected to my WD HDD SATA USB hard drive... Bingo.........It is detected by OS and I have started copying my important data immediately...
6. This Unit comes with a casing ..hence you may continue using this case... But some units may not fit well..still the bridge is usable..!!



I GOT all my data..with just Rs.250/- ( $5 ) ..I am happy to try this on my own..!!


Good luck with your drive..!!

Jan 01, 2012 | Western Digital My Book Essential 500GB...

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I have mainboard asus p4s800-x i have hard drive 160 GB(SATA) but time reset show me no divice SATA found i do disable chip sata on mainboard and agine enable chip but no effective


If you are using Windows XP, you will need to download the Sata driver for this motherboard, save to a USB or floppy on another computer and when installing windows xp, at the "f6" prompt, direct it to where you saved the driver (ie: make sure the floppy / usb stick is plugged into the computer you are insytalling to), it will install the sata driver and then it will recognise your hard drive, no need to disable the sata chip on the mobo

Apr 18, 2011 | ASUS P4S800D-X Motherboard

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Hi, While I was installing windows xp does not recognize hard disk blue screen appears. Do I need to set sata drivers before installing? Thanks


Hello
You need to install sata hard disk drivers during xp installation, otherwise windows vista or windows 7 will not required drivers during installation.
God Luck, and do rate the solution if got help

Dec 25, 2010 | Gigabyte GA-G41M-Combo Motherboard

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Can i create a bootable cd to reinstall SATA drivers?


Yes, you can create a bootable disk
No you will not be able to install SATA driver from it ...

You can get SATA drivers from your manufacturer web site but I doubt you need a bootable CD to do that.

May I suggest you visit www.pcpitstop.com and have then scan your computer. review the report and take appropriate action.

thank you

Oct 13, 2009 | Dell Dimension E510 PC Desktop

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I need sata cd driver software


Check for free down loads from netby of google

Aug 22, 2009 | LG Black 8X BD-ROM 16X DVD-ROM 40X CD-ROM...

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L lost my CD driver for light wave usbtv/av combo


You can download the driver from the following link.
http://drivers.91srv.com/Lightwave-Usb-Tv-Av-Combo-Driver.html

Hope I helped with the repair of your problem.
Regards Arjun

Aug 19, 2009 | Computers & Internet

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How to install Redhat Linux 4.0 on Acer Power Series with SATA.


So did you try to install with and IDE dvd drive? Might be a BIOS issue, update bios or get a ide dvd drive somehow...

May 06, 2009 | Acer Computers & Internet

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Have a HP DV9500 laptop and I am trying to remove Windows Vista and install windows xp. When I get to the blue screen to start the install it says it can not locate my hard drive and the only option...


Hi.

I will explain you the issue.

The notebook is preinstalled with a SATA hard drive which needs seperate drivers to be installed inorder to get the hard drive detected. The drivers for the SATA can be installed only by using a floppy drive. As the notebook does not have a floppy drive installed, we can either try disabling the SATA native support in BIOS or install the drivers with the help of a USB floppy drive.

If the USB floppy drive is not available, you have the alternative steps to install the SATA driver.
Please refer the following link to install SATA driver without the USB floppy drive:

http://www.scribd.com/doc/4864999/sata

or

http://cid-3a2fd42defd10b67.skydrive.live.com/self.aspx/Public/sata.pdf

If you have the Floppy drive you can install the SATA driver.

Just follow the below procedure:
Download the SATA driver:

ftp://ftp.hp.com/pub/softpaq/sp37001-37500/sp37005.exe

1. Download the driver to a directory on your hard drive.

2. Execute the downloaded file and follow the on-screen instructions. A diskette containing the driver is created, and the driver files are also made available at c:\swsetup\sp37005. If you choose to cancel diskette creation, you will need to copy the driver files to the chosen media.

Installation Instructions:

NOTE: A USB diskette (floppy) drive is required to use this driver. If an external USB diskette drive is used, ensure that it is plugged into the system before starting Step 1.

1. Insert the operating system CD, and Power On the notebook to boot
from the CD.

2. At the very beginning of the operating system installation, the following prompt is displayed at the bottom of the screen:

"Press F6 if you need to install a SCSI or RAID driver...."

When the prompt is displayed, press F6.

3. Later in the operating system installation, you are notified that a mass storage device could not be detected. When this notification occurs, press S (S=Specify Additional Device).

4. When prompted, insert the diskette that was created from the SoftPaq file, and then press Enter.

5. Select "Intel 82801HEM/HBM SATA AHCI Controller (Mobile ICH8M-E/M)" and press Enter.

NOTE: At this point, the following prompt MAY be displayed, depending on the version of your operating system CD. If the prompt is displayed, press Enter to use the default Windows driver and continue, if it is not displayed, continue with Step 6. The prompt reads as follows:

Windows already has a driver that you can use for
"Intel 82801HEM/HBM SATA AHCI Controller (Mobile ICH8M-E/M)".

Unless the device manufacturer prefers that you use the driver on the floppy disk, you should use the driver in Windows.

S=use the driver on floppy ENTER=use the default Windows driver

6. Continue with the operating system installation, as prompted.

NOTE: If a problem is encountered when using the external USB floppy drive, refer to Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 916196: "A connected USB floppy disk drive does not work when you press F6 to install mass storage drivers during the Windows XP installation process."

Sep 09, 2008 | Computers & Internet

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Can't install Hard Drive MS Server 2003


try running scandisk on the floppy disc to fix errors with the txtsetup.oem file.

Aug 16, 2007 | Asrock K8 Combo-Z Motherboard

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