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SATA HDD MY MOTHERBORD NOT recognized SATA HDD During the initial installation of Windows, I press F6 BUT STILL NOT WORKING MODEL ( WD 1600 AAJS )

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If the motherboard has VIA chipset (older model), that was created when there was only SATA drives, it might not work with the newer SATA 2 hard drives. WD SATA 2 drives can be jumpered on pins 5&6 to 'slow' data rate. Check Wikipedia for "Sata" also.

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You need to install the drivers for it when loading windows,,
you are on the right track by pressing F6 however you need to have the FLOPPY DISK that came with your mainboard in the floppy drive..

If you dont have the diskette then ,, the drivers are located on the mainboard cd,, its in the sata / raid folder, there should be a text document in there with the insttructions on creating a floppy with the driver files you will need.

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