I just bought a Maxtor Maxline III 250 GB SATA-II 300 HD to put in my Sapphire PURE Crossfire motherboard, and even though BIOS detects it, the operating system when I try to install Windows, does not.
Now I've tried several things:
Frist I ran Maxtor's diagnostics program powerMax, which didn't find a harddrive either.
Then I made a boot disc with MaxBlast, which sure enough detected the harddrive, but still nothing happened in Windows Installation.
Then I copied the ATI Raid drivers from my Motherboard Bundle Disc to a floppy and pressed F6 during Windows installation and now it tells me it can't read the floppy because it doesn't recognize the "file-system" or something like that?
I'm just at a loss...I've been struggling all day.
Any advice would be a godsend!
It's worth noting that I own two other harddrives. A Seagate and a Maxtor, and while I can run Windows fine on the Maxtor disk, if I try to delete the partition it doesn't recognize the harddrive either.