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I have a ABIT VT7 Motherboard with two sata ports and ide ports. My problem is I want to install a sata drive and put windows 7 os on it, it has xp pro right now on ide drive. Specs are 2 gig memory and 3.0 gig intel processor. The motherboard does not not see the sata drive at all,where do I need to do to get the motherboard to see the sata drive. I do have the driver cd for this motherboard. Any help would greatful. Thanks Warren

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Install the driver for it. Check the BIOS.

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