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Sata 2 i bought a new hd (seagate baracuda satra 2 500gig) and aim to installa new windows xp on it, but when i put in my windows copy it tells meit couldnt find an installed hd im sure i put it in correctly but itjust wont work! please help me!!! knut Ps: i have never asked here before, but how will uhelp me if jou cant contact me?? i didnt had to put my email somewhere!?! Pss: my email :-)

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  • ameise Feb 28, 2008

    well i did! and to my surprise i could fix the problem myself!!!

    but not by going into bios...

    i just found a floppy disk in my stuff and it said "sata drivers" i realized that it was impossible that i had installed them before cous i never had a floppy device in my pc...

    i got me a floppy installed the drivers and everething worked fine...

    some solutions are that easy :-)

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Did you go into the bios and enable the sata for the hard drive and does the bios detect the hard drive by name and size

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I have an asrock p4v88 mb with 2gb mem and am trying to install seagate baracuda 1 tb hd bios says drive not detected any answers vern


Try to upgrade your drivers for the mainboard
from here:

http://www.asrock.com/mb/download.asp?Model=P4V88

Remember to select the windows you are running.

Upgrade the 4 in 1 driver first, and the SATA RAID Driver.

Hope this solves your problem.

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Not make instal xp new hard drive "seagate baracuda 7200.12 ST3500418AS, and my motherboard dont see hard for instal


It seems you are saying that the board will not see the new hd.
You need the instructions for the hard drive and the mother board to install the SATA drive.
Some motherboards may need to have the bios upgraded, if it can.
Others are too old.

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Planning to buy a hard disk


look on the board... if it has sata connectors .... use them as they seem to have a better data rate. i'm uncertain if you can still buy new 80 gb drives now... but your sources might be different then mine.

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Hard drives show up in BIOS but not in My computer? WHATS UP?


You should not use line select on any of the drives at this point. Set the jumpers on the components to one master and one slave on each channel. Personally I would put one HD and one optical drive on each channel and make the optical drives the slaves but that's not required. Win98 uses a different file system than XP (FAT32 compared to the newer NTFS) but you can still use the drive. I would copy all the files you want to save and then reformat it using NTFS for better performance.

Boot into XP, both HD should show up when the jumpers are set correctly. If they still do not show up go into your BIOS and double check that all master/slave designations match what you have set the jumpers to.

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Asus motherboard cannot detect Seagate SATA drive


Does your internal speaker beeps or stops telling you there is no hd detection?
Try to put another hd.
If you are using Windows reinstall it.
Does the red light blinks
CHECK out the power chord to hd and all power connections from psu

Dec 11, 2008 | ASUS A8N-E Motherboard

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Maximum size of hard disk supported


Hi Bijay.
Neither is at fault. Please click on this Seagate link:
http://www.seagate.com/ww/v/index.jsp?locale=en-US&name=How_To_Install_and_Troubleshoot_ATA_Hard_Drives&vgnextoid=559e5b1142aec010VgnVCM100000dd04090aRCRD
Scroll down to: Partitioning the drive in Windows XP / Windows 2000 (for systems where this is the 2nd drive in the system).
Follow the instruction on the web site.
This Seagate web site will help you setup the Seagate 160 drive.

If you feel the drive is still at fault you can run Seagate’s SeaTools. Click on the next link:
http://www.seagate.com/www/en-us/support/downloads/seatools
This software will check the 160GB drive.
(Follow the online instructions for), SeaTools for DOS.

In a Windows XP system & using a FAT 32 & a cluster size of 16kb instead of NTFS. Windows will see the total size of the drive but can only access 149GB of drive space. 11GB of drive space will be used by the FAT. File Allocation Table. The FAT is windows guide to every cluster on the drive.
XP uses NTFS & sets each cluster to 4kb. This 4kb size lowers the total usable GB size & uses more GB's for the FAT. You're 127GB size may be correct for a Win XP system using a NTFS file system. The FAT is using 33GB of drive space as a locator for every cluster on the 160GB drive.
Help with understanding the NTFS file system: http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/setup/expert/russel_october01.mspx

Bijay if you are still having trouble understanding please post any questions here.

Good luck!
Mike


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System won?t recognize SATA drive


No, the size does not matter. When you state the motherboard does not see the SATA drive are you saying the bios does not list the SATA drive? You're 750GB drive is most likely SATA 2.0 / 3.00BG transfer rate.
The P4M800-M7 does support SATA but it does not support SATA 2.0. So what you need to do to get the drive to function at a lower speed. Set to run Ultra 100/133MHz. You'll need help to do this. Try this software for Seagate. It might work for Seagate.
http://www.samsung.com/global/business/hdd/faqView.do?b2b_bbs_msg_id=126&orderNum=2
I haven't the time to research Seagates site for simular software.
However you can look through Seagate. Again you want to lower the SATA drive speed to Ultra. The bios will than see the SATA & so will windows.
http://www.seagate.com/www/en-us/support/downloads/seatools

Good Luck!

Mike

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Sata/raid not working on ASUS M2N MB


You may need to set up the RAID array before it will be detected. Look in the BIOS and see if there is a way to set up the RAID array there. If there isn't, watch as the PC boots up and see if there is an option to go into the RAID settings before windows starts. You may need to actually create an array before it will be seen.

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