Sata windows2000 install problem

By rekki
Dec 25, 2005
  1. some info:

    HD: one 160gb IDE drive and one 250gb SATA drive (both seagate)
    Mobo: Asus p4p800-e

    Windows cant see SATA drive but bios can. I copied sata drivers in my mobo CD to a floppy. Then i went into Windows2000 setup and pressed F6. I went through all that process and it said that it see's the Sata drive. Then it went into the partition setup screen and it only see's the 160gb drive. It wont let me create more than 160gb partition. What could be a problem?

    EDIT: Solve the problem but ran into another problem. It turns out I plugged the SATA cable into the wrong spot on the MB. So I fixed that and now Windows see's the drive however, It only lets me partition 130gb. I noticed that on the IDE drive, it only lets me partition the exact same 130gb too. Is this a problem with the Windows 2000 OS?
  2. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 7,182   +469

    You need Service Pack 3 or higher for Windows 2000 to support drives higher than 137GB. If you do, there is an opportunity to enable large drives (over 137GB) during your setup.
  3. rekki

    rekki TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thanks, I installed WinXP and now its working fine
  4. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 7,182   +469

    Okay, that's another way. :)
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