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.
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.
i have sata hdd 160 gb of seagate and hdd detected in raid channelbut when start installing window it shows message press enter for fresh installation "no hdd found please check power card,bios configuration
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.