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sata drive not recognised by xp

Discussion in 'Desktop & Laptop Computers Forum' started by flyingmonk, Aug 17, 2004.

  1. flyingmonk

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    hi, my wd 200gb sata 150 hdd is recognised in the raid utility b4 windows boots, but not in xp??

    i have an abit nf7 mb which accepts sata 100 +

    ne1 know if theres any jumpers to change, or drivers to be installed and where to get em.. etc???

    much obliged for any help
     
  2. Loftus

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    Windows XP needs drivers for SATA controllers (i.e. they aren't included in the base install of windows). Check the driver CD that came with your motherboard.
     
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    If its an NF7s you shouldve got a floppy with containg the drivers.
     
  4. flyingmonk

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    i have the flopy, but i dont know where it is...? as i have moved out of uni n stuff still in boxes, also i got it appearing now by formatting it into ntfs through the disk management function.. i can put things on it now but videos are breaking up like i need new codecs but they work fine on my ide hard disk... do i still need to install drivers for sata as i have no floopy drive or floppy at present... n i want to do some video editing! (mp3's n programs seem to work fine, just not videos!)

    cheers

    oh by the way thanks for ur help :thumbsup:
     
  5. mjn

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    you need to download the SATA drivers from the Abit website if you have lost them.
     
  6. probedb

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    Yeah just get em from the website, should tell you exactly what you need !
     
  7. flyingmonk

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    cheers I installed new drivers n it worked, then i couldnt delete a folder, so i thought, ahhh ill just formatt it now it works, start off with a clean sheet. And it didnt formatt, so im tryin it again... cheers 4 ya help hopefully it will formatt this time n i can make some dvds of my mates band finally!

    nope it keeps sayin it cannot be formatted n i cant get in the drive...
    anymore help?
     
  8. flyingmonk

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    i dont suppose theres a way of formatting through the raid utillity before windows boots?????????? maybe that would work..
     
  9. probedb

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    depends what controller it is. my a7n8x deluxe gives you options to go into the raid controller options when it's booting just after the bios screen. i found i had to format it through there first before doing it in windows !
     
  10. flyingmonk

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    hmmmm.... got it workin again, as in i have formatted the drive. but once again my videos have stopped working? i tried to reistall the drivers again n it didnt fix it.. im so very annoyed! also some of my folders wont let me in! a folder 1ith 9gbs of data in and a folder with 24gbs howerver a folder with 4.36 gbs will let me in altho previous to my last formatt it wouldnt.

    last time i ask for help otherwise im gonna send it back, i have emailed WesternDigital about the problem

    also i ran hitachi fitness test and it said everything was fine

    cheers 4 ya help again
     
  11. mjn

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    what file system are using?
     
  12. probedb

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    if the drive formats without error there's nothing wrong with the drive ! western digital have a utility for low level formatting, try that. also did you format the drive using your sata/raid controller ?

    i'd say you have something wrong in windows with the drivers
     
  13. flyingmonk

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    i emailed Western digital.. n after a lot of installing resterarting d/ling it finally worked, heres what you need if youre having the same type of problems...

    There are 2 reasons for these issues:
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    Title: Data corruption problems in EIDE drives larger than 137GB (128GB binary) in Windows XP.
    URL: http://wdc.custhelp.com/cgi-bin/wdc.cfg/php/enduser/std_adp.php?p_faqid=903&p_created=1045153821


    2)
    You also need the following Windows update to have the drive supported in XP:

    http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;303013

    PLEASE GET SERVICE PACK 1 (XP) HERE:

    http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/pro/downloads/servicepacks/sp1/default.asp


    thanks to WD for their help and everyone on who posted... most appreciated
     

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