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Can't see Sata HDD in bios

By mega-64
Sep 15, 2008
  1. my new motherboard can't see 500gb sata hdd, when go to install windows xp.
    i press f6 but dosent work, what am i doing wrong.
    thankyou for any help.
     
  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 21,058   +169

    Do you have both IDE and SATA drives in your computer? The CDROM(s) are probably IDE. Make sure you have the SATA controller enabled and also the IDE mode set active in the bios
     
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