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After formatting four times, a Maxtor diamondmax 9 6Y080MO using
MSI-PM8M2-V motherboard with a celeron D 2.93, the hard drive is not recgonized to reinstall XP home. What can be done for Windows to see the HD.

Here's another problem: I have two 6Y080MO HD's. I have one running on a MSI-6178LM motherboard with 850Plll. I went to swap to the above MSI-PM8M2-V motherboard. I received a page to start windows normally...I tried numerous ways to get it to work the motherboard would not accept the HD. Is there a way to swap HD's from one computer to another?
After going through that I put the HD back and now it's making some noise...I'm thinking it's damaged now!

My intentions where to take the HD from MSI-6178LM which has all my vital info on...to the other system to have two 80gb HD in the same computer.

Any suggestions would be appreciated! Thanks, Steve

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Is that a SATA drive?
You need to "Press F6" during the install to install the SATA drivers.

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Is that a SATA drive?
You need to "Press F6" during the install to install the SATA drivers.

hughv:

Yes I have a SATA drive.

At the start of program download a option for F6 is used for SCSI or RAID drivers. Nothing for SATA.

Using the F6 option a window opened for the option for SCSI, CD-ROM or other special disk controllers that require a manufacturer disk.

I got this HD from a relatives computer...I reformatted and installed XP without any problems.

Thanks for the response. Steve

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So this problem is solved?
The F6 trick is required to use SATA drives on most older boards.

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