i have A7V8X-LA (Kelut) motherboard that came with my HP pavilion A510N i recently purchased a deskstar 160G hard drive which i guess is made by hitachi. i also purchased a sata controller card for and it stil will not show up. i talked to hp for hours and it is not showing up in my bios. i want to have this as my secondary drive to an IDE 20G drive i have
Let's try to get drive working with motherboard SATA controllers. Remove add-in controller and connect drive to a motherboard SATA connector.
Ensure data and power cables are fuly seated. Boot PC. Enter BIOS Setup and look for any SATA related entries (I assume HP tech walked you through this). Post back what BIOS settings are available. I couldn't find BIOS setup info on HP web site. Should be in one of the manuals but isn't.
im sorry to sound stupid but where would it show up in the bios if it is in the first page where the other drives are listed it does not show up i ahve tried without the card already and still the same stuff shows up my IDE hard drive and my two cd drives and my floppy and my IDE bus is set to both like they told me to set it to
Look in BIOS for any settings related to SATA. I'm not referring to drive table on first BIOS page but rather one where SATA is enabled and/or mode set. It would be helpful if we had BIOS Setup layout from HP, but we don't. What are BIOS page headings in your BIOS?
With card installed and drive connected to it, drive will not show up in BIOS. The SATA controller card BIOS will configure the drive and pass information to Windows. What SATA controller do you have?
Just to be sure -- is there an SATA power connector attacched to drive? It's over twice as wide as signal cable connector.
i found what my bios looks like and where it says there is sata support in the pictures there is nothing in my BIOS. the hard drive i currently have in is not the one that came with my hp so i think i may have lost the drivers when the first hard drive went out but i dont know here is the website with the pictures
i just downloaded and installed both of those and still i have nothing. and sorry i was not withholding i went and looked it up after your last post. is there anything else you can recomend there is still nothing showing up in my BIOS
I'm beginning to wonder if you have a faulty hard disk. Is the disk spinning up? You can listen or place your finger tips on top of drive to feel vibrations from motor.
With those drivers installed and drive properly connected, it should be recognized by BIOS and by XP.
Try installing controller card and connecting drive to card. There should be a key to press during bootup to access controller BIOS. You also may get a message that controller BIOS was not installed since no drives were detected.
The power connector shouldn't matter.
Are you saying that the SATA options in Figure 3 /Advanced don't show in your BIOS?
Some SATA mobo connectors are known for failing-try another connector or another cable.
the card is NOT manufactured by creative labs (R) it is manufactured by a chinese co. called "creative i/o" There is probably a trademark infringement here as often happens with chinese companies. If anyone has the driver disk or can find a copy of the drivers I desperately need them too. Can't seem to find 'em anywhere!