Sata Disk Not Recognised In Bios

By BBString
Apr 30, 2005
  1. HI ALL!

    I have just bought a WD 1200JD Sata HDD. Installed it and enabled jumpers for SATA on MOBO. So far BIOS does not recognise the disc (I have searched) and if I go to the RAID SETUP on boot up the drive appears. When windows XP Pro starts it wants to install RAID controller. However it can't automatically find this.

    Not sure what I need to do.

    I currently have a IDE ATA WD1200JB HDD installed as master too.

    Should BIOS recognise the drive? It does'nt so do I need a update? My MOBO is Asus A7N8X-E DELUXE. Surely not as my MOBO comes with SATA capabilities.

    Do I need to use RAID with SATA? This is only optional right?

    How can I get windows XP Pro to recognise it? Was thinking maybe need new service Pack, but I'd rather not! Could anyone explain what the RAID CONTROLLER is?

    Hope this is clear guys.


  2. zephead

    zephead TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,569

    you have a raid setting turned on, either in your bios or via jumper(s). if in doubt, reset your bios following the procedure outlined in your board's manual.
  3. BBString

    BBString TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 20


    Cheers zephead!

    Raid is not enabled (this is done through my RAID BIOS) just after POST stage. Managed to get the drive working with a RAID controller off my motherboard disc (D'oh!) in windows.

    Doesn't show up in normal BIOS, that I think needs an update.


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