SATA trouble of course...

By PhyGuy
Aug 27, 2005
  1. ok well i hit the famous F6 and now windows reads...Setup could not determine the type of one or more mass mass storage decives installed in your system, or you have chosen to manually specify an adapter currently, setup will load support for the following mass storage devices


    to specifiy addational adapters, cd-rom drives, or special disk controlers for use with windows including those for which you have a device support disk from a mass storage device manufacture, press S

    if you do not have any device support disks from a mass storage device manufacture, or do not want to specifiy additional mass storage devices for use with windows press ENTER

    ok so if i do hit enter (because there are no disks provided) i get an unpartitioned disk about 130GB but my HD is 160GB SATA when i load the hitachi bootdisk for the drive it detects it in full what do i have to do!? (btw i have no floppy drive and hitiachi doesn't provide drivers for it says they are in bios or something and my bios has updates on the manufactures website ( but I don't know how to load them (specificy ones for the chipsets, and IDE, but no RAID) if I don't have windows installed, and i doubt the .exe will execute in DOS, anyone?

    Hitachi deskstar (k270 something like that) 160GB SATA
    Gigabyte GA-8N-SLI pro mobo
  2. zephead

    zephead TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,569

    have you tried letting setup handle the drives on its own? it should.
  3. xomikronx

    xomikronx TS Rookie

    See who's the manufacturer of the SATA controller on the board. For most it's Silicon. Use their drivers -- google it -- and load it after you've hit F6.
  4. vegasgmc

    vegasgmc TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,377

    If you're not using RAID you dont need to do F6. Just go into the BIOS and set the drive as the BOOT drive.
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