It will tell you in the BIOS. WD-Western Digital, STE-Maxtor/Seagate. Their respective websites will have a diagnostics download. What problem do you have?
Well my problem is when I try to install Windows XP, when I am at the point of choosing where to install it to (i.e. what disk/partition), it says
<There is no disk in this drive.>"
several times and shows no actual disks.
And won't let me create a partition because it thinks there is no disk there. When I try to install anyway by pressing Enter, I get a BSOD of
***STOP: 0x0000008E (0xC0000005, 0xF7418CAD, 0xF6FD47E4, 0x00000000)
***setupdd.sys - Address F7418CAD base at F73EC0000, Datestamp 41107C8f
I googled this problem and several sites said I would have to get installation software for my hard drive disk so that it would recognize it and I could install.
I suspect that you have a SATA hard drive and don't have the proper drivers for it (if it was an IDE drive you wouldn't have the issue as Windows will recognize IDE drives). So, in order for us to identify the drivers, we will need to know the exact make and model of your system (if it's a custom system, then we'll need you to identify the make and model of the motherboard by reading it from the motherboard inside the case)
Okay I ran a system information scan and it says I have a
Western Digital (model WD2000JS-00MHB0) with an SCSI SATA-II interface, 7200 RPM, of the WD Caviar SE Sata II disk family. I hope that is enough information, but you need anything else just tell me what specifically..
So how do I obtain the software so that Windows XP installation would recognize my disk?
Thanks for the help
Edited by robotgiraffe, 30 September 2007 - 02:28 AM.