Windows does not recognize hard drive, I have been troubleshooting

By jrod118 ยท 4 replies
Apr 14, 2008
  1. I have a tyan S2696. I installed a new hard drive. "WD raptor X". windows doesn't recognize it. I found a tutorial that explains how to fix the problem, but it doesn't specify which SCSI Adapter to choose from the list provided.
    - Intel(R) 82801HR/HH/HO SATA RAID Controller
    - Intel(R) 82801HR/HH/HO SATA AHCI Controller
    - Intel(R) 631xESB/632xESB SATA RAID Controller
    - Intel(R) 631xESB/632xESB SATA AHCI Controller
    - Intel(R) 82801GHM SATA RAID Controller
    - Intel(R) 82801GBM SATA AHCI Controller
    - Intel(R) 82801GR SATA RAID Controller
    - Intel(R) 82801GR SATA AHCI Controller
    - Intel(R) 82801GH SATA RAID Controller
    - Intel(R) 82801GH SATA AHCI Controller
    - Intel(R) 82801FR SATA RAID Controller
    - Intel(R) 82801FR SATA AHCI Controller
    - Intel(R) 82801FBM SATA AHCI Controller

    I'm stuck here. I don't know which to choose. I'm not running a raid. this is a personal desktop machine. Boxx, Tyan S2696, 2 intel quad cores. any suggestions? please help.
  2. Matthew

    Matthew TechSpot Staff Posts: 5,333   +101

    You've probably got to install the SATA drivers. What operating system are you using?
  3. jrod118

    jrod118 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Windows XP 64. Yes, I am but. its reading a list of options that I mentioned above. this list is coming from the driver files. I chose the second one, "Intel(R) 82801HR/HH/HO SATA AHCI Controller", and it didn't work. It still didn't recognize the new hard drive.
  4. Mictlantecuhtli

    Mictlantecuhtli TS Evangelist Posts: 4,345   +11

    This one:

    - Intel(R) 631xESB/632xESB SATA AHCI Controller

    But where do you specify which driver to load? Is this during Windows XP text-mode setup?

    Edit: forgot to mention that you need to set the SATA mode in BIOS properly (AHCI or "native", probably).
  5. jrod118

    jrod118 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thanks I'll try this one.
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