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Trouble installing SATA HD on XP install

By beef
Feb 17, 2005
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  1. Hi from a new user!
    I recently built a computer, specs:

    MB: GA-K8NF-9
    HDD: Seagate 120GB 7200RPM SATA
    GeForce 6600 GT 128MB PCIe
    AMD Athlon 3200+ socket 939
    1GB Ram

    When I go to install windows XP, it asks for the drivers (press F6) which came on a CD with the mobo, but I don't know which ones to put on a floppy. I have been to the Gigabyte site and there are no SATA drivers for the K8NF-9 mobo, so I don't know what to do.

    Thanks for the help in advance,
    Beef
  2. lazy_bee55

    lazy_bee55 TS Rookie

    I just bought a GA-K8NF-9 as well and had similar problems. After trying too many things here's what worked for me. First the problem

    Could find the drivers for sata on the cd with the mobo.
    Each time I installed Xp it would restart and reboot off the cd instead of the HD (reason it was not detecting the sata HD when booting)

    Soln
    Get into bios (hit "del" during start up)
    Go into "Andvanced BIOS Features" and make certain that "Hard disk" is one of the Boot devices.
    Hit esc and now go into "Inegrated Peripherals". Here's the important part. Disable "IDE/SATA RAID function". Save and re-boot. Now the mother board will see the sata port as an IDE and the installation of XP will run as normal. No crazy drives required ;-)

    Hope this helps dude
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