Setup did not detect disk drive....

By nybelle ยท 13 replies
Oct 27, 2006
  1. HI all,
    So i've read the other threads on this topic, and it seems that I need to get the SATA driver, but I don't know from where! My problem is that I'm trying to reinstall XP; when I get to the first screen it does not detect my hard drive. I have a Maxtor 6y250m0 hard drive. Any tips??
  2. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    Tip: read the threads again and pay attention? :p

    Your motherboard maker supplies the drivers. If you are lucky, then your motherboard/computer came with a driver floppy already and you don't have to download/make one.
  3. Rick

    Rick TechSpot Staff Posts: 4,572   +65

    It might be worth mentioning that drivers have nothing to do with your particular hard drive. You need drivers for your drive controller... The device your hard drive plugs into.
  4. nybelle

    nybelle TS Rookie Topic Starter

  5. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    Well, actually the SATA controller is made by Silicon Image :)

    But yes, you should fetch all the drivers Intel offers for that motherboard on their webpage. (And pray that they actually bother to supply a utility for creating the driver diskette)
  6. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234


    Just make sure your systems bios has been set SATA ROM Enabled, and your boot type is set for SATA and not IDE. If you are using a add on SATA controller card, you may have to select a SCSI boot device in the bios
  7. nybelle

    nybelle TS Rookie Topic Starter

    My BIOS doesn't have

    any SATA settings at all!
  8. Rik

    Rik Banned Posts: 3,814

    You should find the sata driver on the cd that came with your mobo!!!!
  9. nybelle

    nybelle TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Unfortunately, I work in a lab at a university, where nothing is kept past a week. This computer is about 3 years old...
  10. Rik

    Rik Banned Posts: 3,814

    What mobo is it then????
  11. nybelle

    nybelle TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Is this not the right info?

    Here's my MB info:
    Model: Intel D845PEBT2
    Chipset: Intel 845PE + ICH4
  12. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    Some people need to start reading threads they respond to..
    /me glares at Tmagic and rik
  13. Rik

    Rik Banned Posts: 3,814

    TS was having problems yesterday because of the server according to Diablo and i was unable to see Nybelle's edit to post #4!!!!!!!
  14. nybelle

    nybelle TS Rookie Topic Starter


    Can anyone point me in the right direction, please??? Any help would be appreciated.
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