Trying to Install a sata 500 gb empty hard drive

By fpd706 ยท 5 replies
Apr 9, 2008
  1. This drive is to replace the other that totally crashed. The drive is a maxtor 500 gb sata drive. My motherboard doesn't have a sata connection on it so I put a pci card in for the sata connection. Well I attempted to install windows xp-pro but the problem is its not reading the drive as a drive at all. Any ideas on what I need to do to correct this problem.
  2. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 6,002   +15

    wrong forum - storage and networking.
  3. Matthew

    Matthew TechSpot Staff Posts: 5,332   +101

    Your PCI host adapter card come with drivers at all?

    ZWERVER TS Rookie Posts: 55

    maybe you should to enable pci bus master in BIOS?
  5. fpd706

    fpd706 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    how do I enable pci bus master in bios

    ZWERVER TS Rookie Posts: 55

    just check bios settings like pci configuration or boot order, i don't know wich mobo you have
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