Have one hdd sata with OP and 3 more IDE. have a missing contrler for Raid in my device manager. Can only start bios with SATA only and no ide acess or P/S-ata (auto) don´t find boot HDD. Also have a message on boot like this: FastTrack 579(ta) bios version 2.00.0.17 (c) 2003-2005 promine technology Inc. All right reserved
No drive attached tp fastTrack controller [NOTE] the bios is not installed
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go into the BIOS setup and find settings for SATA operation or something similar. the available options should be 1. Native SATA/IDE 2. AHCI supported 3. RAID windows xp was installed with SATA support but requires special drivers for AHCI or RAID, so you should set your computer's SATA operation to native or IDE in order to solve the problem. Additional tip: next time you manage to boot to windows, boot to safe mode (boot while pressing F8), so you can review if all the drivers are well installed in device manager.
If yo are sure that you have a working operating system on your hard disk , and this error started after you (probably) defaulted the Bios settings or something else did ....Than I think the lack of sata raid driver makes the reading of your hard disk impossible ..To fix this ..either try to reinstall the operation system and during it ..choose to add a 3rd party driver (look for raid driver on your motherboard cd ..or on the manufacturer's support site ) ..or ..just get into Bios again ..look for the HDD in the advanced options ..and select the hdd 0 ..and eliminate the achi feature ..and replace it with sata as ide ..or compatible ..and save settings with F10 and restart ..It will make the hdd visible ..and support installation if it has non ...or just boot up ..but will work as IDE and not raid ..
you should not update the bios...the issue is the hard disk is on sata ...and you need a raid driver installed to detect the hdd...so ...either get into BIOS and under advanced features..look the place where the drives are detected..and select the hdd and look for a feature called AHCI ..and disable it ..and leave sata like ide..and save with f10 and restart ...after that the hdd will be seen .. another way is to make a floppy disk with the raid driver on it (the one from the mothermoard drivers disk ) ..and when it ask you to press f6 for 3rd party software ...press it ..and insert the floppy ...it will pick up the raid driver and will go like a charm .. if you do not have a floppy ..install a second cd drive ..and use a cd ..and after pressing f6 for 3rd party ..browse and point to the raid driver on the mobo driver cd ..
ATA/IDE has nothing to do with SATA. Ignore. Try plugging in the drives into the non RAID sata ports on the motherboard. I think when you disable raid you also disable the raid ports. You should have another set of sata ports on the motherboard, probably a different colour.
A stab in the dark. Sound like the MB BIOS expects and is written to have the OS on the
IDE slot. After that I would add one SATA drive at a time to see if it matters and to see if one of the drives are causing the problem.
It appears you have made an error with the RAID configuration. RAID 1 is mirroring and requires an EVEN number of drives unless one is a hot spare. Also, RAID 1 is for redundancy and is slower than a single drive or RAID 0. Verify your RAID configuration and make sure you have RAID 1 and not RAID 0 or RAID 5 which can be an even or odd number of drives.
Oilers5, let's check a few basics first. Double check your dvd's data & power connections first. Everything good? Next, you need to get into your bios. Your blu-ray is connected to the SATA controller on the motherboard. Though I do not doupt the device manager your bios must see the device before windows will. At the main menue in your bios the DVD player should be listed (depending on model # of board) at the main menue. Than make sure the SATA controller is enabled, you'll find this in advanced menue. This is where you'll need your manual. If the dvd is the only SATA connected to the system you should have the option to use the SATA & not the RAID. If you have SATA hard drives connected & your dvd ends up on the RAID end you still should have the option to set the RAID to IDE. This way you will not need to run the RAID software. Once you get the bios adjusted windows should see the blu-ray as a SATA dvd player.
Oilers5 if what I have listed has not helped or fixed your problem could you post back with your model no# of the motherboard. Mfg's name ex; (dell, HP...). Than I can download your manual & check what settings need to be adjusted. Is this the only SATA device your trying to get to run? Is your current hard drive a SATA or IDE? How many?
Thanks Oilers5. I look forward to your next post.
If the SATA drive is operating in 3.0 Gbps mode and your motherboard can only support 1.5 Gbps mode, the drive will not be detected in BIOS or XP. Try jumpering the drive to SATA 1.5 Gbps mode. The label on your hard drive should indicate which pins should be shorted to achieve this setting; if not, look up your particular model on WD's website to find the manual.