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Windows setup says no HDD. Everything else says yes. Im confused

By Wotrop ยท 7 replies
Oct 30, 2005
  1. Recently I caught a bug that ate explorer and a few other things. So I had time and i decided to start from scratch. After I formatted I inserted my Windows XP pro CD. Same thing as usual for a wile. Just before The setup initializes, it says I hve no HDD. This is retarded because suse 9.3, win 98 (sorta) norton ghost and patition magic all know its there. Win 98 is just stupid on my computer.

    I have:/Athlon 64 3200+ (winchester) with 3% ai overclock.
    asus a8v-e deluxe motherboard.
    512 megs of kingston ram
    6200 tc video card
    and a seagate 160 gig sata HDD :monkey:

    Thanx :)
  2. RealBlackStuff

    RealBlackStuff TS Rookie Posts: 6,503

    When Setup asks for any SCSI drivers, and press F6 if yes, you need to hit F6 and insert the floppy disk with SATA-drivers. Off you go...
  3. Wotrop

    Wotrop TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 72

    i never ever needed to do that befor. I must have done this procedure a million times on this computer. This is just the first time it did this. And I dont have any drivers for my HDD. As far as i know it was never included in my purchase.
  4. Samstoned

    Samstoned TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,018

    thats weird?? everytime I have gone over issues here bout sata's they all need 3rd party drivers on OS install
    this is not one of those infamous tiny computers?
    anything new with a bios setup??
  5. Wotrop

    Wotrop TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 72

    I recently Updated my bios for my motherboard. So that I wouldnt need to remember to do it before I upgraded to a duel core. I still diddnt buy a new CPU yet but o well. I doubt thats the problem tho because i updated to a higher version.
  6. Samstoned

    Samstoned TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,018

    after all bios updates go into bios and reset to optimum defaults.
    you would think an upgrade is setup to do this ,but it does not always.
    if you are running sata raid controller reset it also
    then config everything the way you like it
  7. Wotrop

    Wotrop TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 72

    Hmm o.k i will try that.
  8. Wotrop

    Wotrop TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 72

    Diddnt work
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