Windows (fresh install so I don't know the service pack, it's out of the box)
System (built myself): ASUS K8V SE DELUXE
AMD 64 3400+
1 Gig of Crucial PC3200 RAM
Western Digital 39gig Raptor SATA drive
Western Digital 160gig SATA drive (not raptor)
Sapphire Radeon 9800 Pro
My problem is that I have hooked up both HDDs up to the correct SATA ports, I believe, to not use the RAID function. I want to install Windows XP home on my Raptor drive and use the other drive for random files. When I attempt to install Windows it says that it cannot see/recognize any HHDs and that I may need to install manufacturer-supplied software and it says I cannot proceed. I also looked in my BIOS and it only lists anything about HDDs under Boot Devices and it does not list them by name (VIA V6420 1st Hard Drive, " " 2nd Hard Drive), so maybe BIOS doesn't even recognize my HDDs. I am really lost on what to do because I've tried resetting my BIOS (I don't know if it worked) by switching the jumper and also tried to upgrade my BIOS to a higher version (once again I don't know if it worked because it would tell me to remove any media from the floppy disk drive or the cd-rom drive and continue).
Any help would be appreciated.
since this is my first post, how is everyone?