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Dear Gurus
I was running on 80 GB Samsung (SATA 2) HDD on my PC P4(3GHZ) with Intel MOBO 915 GAV with XP sp2 1GB RAM on it till yesterday perfectly
I got a new 160 GB WD (SATA 2) HDD for Upgradation
when I installed the nu HDD to SATA port 2 along with old HDD & rebooted BIOS is showing HDD not recognized..
It is not even recognizing my previous 80GB HDD
I am unable to boot, so I ran XP set up cd which showed that it is unable to continue as no HDD was detected !!
Inspite of spending a whole day I am still unable to boot & none of the my HDD's are getting recognized.
I am running UBUNTU live cd from DVD rom (which is recognized) & typing this post .. very frustrated
What all I tried :
1. Changed the bios settings to detect a Sata drive
2. changed the power(zebronics 400w) & sata connectors in various permutations with HDD
3 tried reverting back to OLD config , removed the nu HDD completely
4. reset the bios to optimal defaults
5. BIOS is not detecting a HDD .. it is highlighting the sata port to which it is connected but shows that it is not recognized
6.

My MOBO specs

Non-LAN SKU 10/100 LAN SKU
Boxed Product Codes BOXD915GAV BOXD915GAVL
10-Pack Product Codes BLKD915GAV
KD915GAVPAK10 BLKD915GAVL
KD915GAVLPAK10
BIOS ID String EV91510A.86A
AA # (Altered Assembly) C64138-xyz C64134-xyz
Form Factor and Size ATX 12.0 x 9.6 inches
Processor Support Intel® Pentium® 4 processors in the LGA775 package.
Note: It is important to verify supported processors before using this Intel® Desktop Board.
Processor Front Side Bus 800 and 533 MHz
Power Supply ATX12V 2.0 or SFX12V 3.0 compliant with 2x2 power connector
Chipset Intel® 915G chipset
Memory Type DDR - 400 and 333 MHz; dual channel support
Note: Be sure to review the Tested Memory list before using this Intel® Desktop Board.
Max Memory Up to 4 GB
Memory Slots Four slots
Integrated Graphics Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator 900
Integrated Audio Intel® High Definition Audio
Integrated LAN None Intel® Pro 10/100
Expansion Slots Four PCI
Two PCI Express* x1
One PCI Express* x16
USB Ports Four ports on back panel
Four ports to front panel via onboard header
Peripheral Interfaces One diskette drive interface; One parallel port; One serial port; PS/2 keyboard and mouse ports
HDD Four Serial ATA; One IDE (ATA 100/66/33)
Other Features Heceta 6e; Intel® Precision Cooling Technology
Warranty 3-year limited warranty

Please HELP !!
thanks in advance

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Last Post by canadaharry
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Hi!
You must install sata drivers for your hdd, for that, you'll need a floppy disk and once the drivers downloaded, just install it before runing winxp installation (F6 on the bottom of the blue page). Hope it'll help you my friend!!!

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you can also find some drivers here http://www.intel.com/support/graphics/intelgm965/sb/CS-025753.htm or use the nlite method.

thanks for the advice
I dont have a FDD
I never had one, it was never required when I was installing it for the first time.
what is nlite method?
is it unattended xp cd creation?
I have a usb flash drive will that be OK?
I am nubee plz explain
I will search the site soon
thnks

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thanks for the advice
I dont have a FDD
I never had one, it was never required when I was installing it for the first time.
what is nlite method?
is it unattended xp cd creation?
I have a usb flash drive will that be OK?
I am nubee plz explain
I will search the site soon
thnks

nLite is a cool sw for slipstreaming a newer service pack in with your original xp cd. Fets it all installed in one step without need to install sp2 or 3 later.

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