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Sata Hard Drive (still...) Not Detected In Windows

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Posted 18 February 2006 - 03:48 PM

This is relates to my other topic.

Old Topic:

From old topic:

I recently got a new SATA Hard Drive to use as storage. Since my computer didn't have SATA, I also got a controller card.

Hard Drive is a Samsung SpinPoint P80SD Series HD160JJ

The Controller Card is a SYBA SDSATA-150R

My Motherboard is an ABIT NF-7 (the original)

BTW: You will notice the drive is SATA2 (3Gb/s) and the card is SATA1 (1.5Gb/s). There is a jumper which I set to make it work at 1.5Gb/s
I also heard that I could disconnect my IDE hard drive, load up the drivers using the F6 option and format windows with my install CD (or even install it and format it later back to a blank drive). Would that work?

How would make this hard drive be detected by Windows?
Any help would be appreciated.

I aquired another controller. This time it's an Adaptec Serial ATA 1205SA Host Controller

The hard drive is the same.
The hard drive still doesn't show up in hard drive manager (in the administrator tools). (or partition magic) :thumbsup:
I used the drivers off the CD that came with the controller card.

After all this Windows still doesn't detect the drive.
Could something be wrong with the drive itself?? Cables maybe??

For some reason there still seem be traces of the old controller card's driver left. It doesn't show in the device manager, but the card's BIOS still loads just before windows boots even though the card is not physically in the computer. Could this be the problem as well?

Any help would be very greatly appreciated.

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Posted 21 February 2006 - 10:23 PM


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Posted 23 February 2006 - 04:29 PM

I'd suspect the drive or the card. The card's BIOS will load in the BIOS normally - but there should be an error if the card isn't present.

But, with all the switching around - I'd suggest zeroing everything out (reset the CMOS, format the hard drive, etc) and then trying to install it.
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Posted 24 February 2006 - 02:00 AM

You may have to enable sata in the bios even though the controller is seperate from the mb.

Abit should have online documentation that will tell you if that is necessary. It is for an IS7 even though the sata controller is onboard.

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Posted 03 March 2006 - 09:20 PM

Sorry for the bump but should I update my BIOS on my BIOS on my MB? If so which one do I use (direct link please). Because when I ckecked I didn't see anything to do with SATA. I noticed on the MB it says (on the actual board) SATA1 and SATA2 but there are no connectors. (The holes seem to be filled) It also says NF7 revision 2. Also could it be the hard drive?? Or Windows?

Thx for your time

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