I’m new to building a computer so I need all the help I can get. The problem is the computer doesn’t seem to find the hard drive, when it starts xp setup and it comes to a point to hit enter to start loading files I get a message (setup did not find any hard disk drives installed in your computer. There is no hard drive activity at all. It shows up in the bios under hard disk boot priority. I hope someone can help.
Gigabyte Ultra-393 mobo
ATI 9700 Radeon videocard
AMD 64 3500
Audigy Platinum sound card
Samsung 1024 pc3200
Western Digital Raptor SATA 74GB
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You need to provide Windows setup with SATA controller drivers on a floppy disk (hit F6 when prompted during setup so you can install these drivers). Gigabyte's website will have the drivers you need, although you should have been supplied with either a program on the motherboard CD to make …
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Something's not right with the driver install then! Remember - you must hit F6 when prompted during the Windows XP setup. Does Windows ask you for a driver disk? Are any drivers found and loaded from that disk?
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