MSI K8MM Can't see active SATA drive in my Bios, when I boot and select tab, to go into raid configuration, all options greyed out. I try and run an install cd, and I cannot see my sata drive . Will appreciate any help thanks John
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Re: sata drive problem
Depending on the brand and model of the motherboard, your concern is indicative that the SATA is not enabled. Pls enable, save and exit, reboot. Thereafter enter CMOS/BIOS again to auto/manually detect.
Hope this be of initial help/idea. Pls post back brand & model of your motherboard, how things turned up or should you need additional information.
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I enabled SATA support on my BioStar M7VIZ-SATA MOBO (it is km400 and 8237r, like yours) by first installing the VIA SATA RAID drivers. At this point, Windows recognized the device controller but not the 120GB drive. The problem was that the system doesn't support "newer" SATA drives, so I installed a jumper on the disk drive to set it to "150" mode... SATA version 1 compatibility. After that, Windows immediately recognized the drive and mounted the filesystem.
I think it was a Western Digital drive. Other manufacturers have a different name for the same jumper. Also, I read that one type (Samsung?) can only be set to the old SATA standard by getting the drive running in a SATA 2 environment, then using a utility program to adjust the drive's microcode setting.
SATA Controllers are always on. you can't disable or enable it. RAID and SATA are two different subjects and they are not dependent each other. so if you got a problem with your motherboard explain it clearly.
I had the similar problem with the K8MM-V Motherboard. I has been using a PATA HDD. I need to intall a 250Gig Seagate SATA HDD. Despit all the Bios Configs the PC Could not detec the HDD. Untill i Put a Jumper on the HDD limiting the SATA HDD to 1.5gig of OS instead of 3gig. Look at the Label of your HDD
hi, you need not have to upgrade the BIOS,, set the SATA HD on the IDE channel in the BIOS, or what options r avilable for SATA controller, if it is set to RAID, you will need a raid utility to format the SATA, or it wont shoe in windows, let ,e know
Hi, at the boot up go into your bios
[ on MSI press the delte key continuosly] and turn OFF the onboard virus protection. This can block all O/S from loading as they need to write to the bios in the installation process.
Ensure you turn it back on after installation, it is there to stop hackers getting into your bios and wrecking your system.