WinXP on an IDE drive won't see a SATA drive. Help Please!


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jmvcq

I am running WinXP on an IDE HD and an A7N8X-E Motherboard. I've just
installed a SATA drive (already partitioned and formatted) to be used for
data, but XP won't recognize it. During boot the SATA shows up on the
screen as it should, right after the option about a SATA driver for RAID
(I don't have RAID or any RAID drivers). Also, I tried loading Fdisk from
a Win98 boot diskette, and Fdisk sees the SATA drive properly.

In the process of trying "everything," I added added a third HD with
Win98SE on it, booted that, and lo and behold, Win98 *does* recognize the
SATA drive right off the bat, reads the files on it, and sees it as a
normal drive in every way. XP does see the Win98 drive normally, but not
the SATA drive.

Should I just scratch XP and go back to Win98... [lol!]

I'd be very grateful for any suggestion or ides. Thank you!
 
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jmvcq said:
I am running WinXP on an IDE HD and an A7N8X-E Motherboard. I've just
installed a SATA drive (already partitioned and formatted) to be used for
data, but XP won't recognize it. During boot the SATA shows up on the
screen as it should, right after the option about a SATA driver for RAID
(I don't have RAID or any RAID drivers). Also, I tried loading Fdisk from
a Win98 boot diskette, and Fdisk sees the SATA drive properly.

In the process of trying "everything," I added added a third HD with
Win98SE on it, booted that, and lo and behold, Win98 *does* recognize the
SATA drive right off the bat, reads the files on it, and sees it as a
normal drive in every way. XP does see the Win98 drive normally, but not
the SATA drive.

Are there any XP SATA drivers available for your chipset/motherboard?

To get XP to recognize my SATA drive (non-raid) when booting the XP setup CD, I
needed to load the driver from floppy at the very beginning of the loading of
the main XP setup program. Perhaps XP also needs this driver for existing XP
systems?
Should I just scratch XP and go back to Win98... [lol!]

Only if it's 98SE. :)
 
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J

jmvcq

Are there any XP SATA drivers available for your chipset/motherboard?

To get XP to recognize my SATA drive (non-raid) when booting the XP setup CD, I
needed to load the driver from floppy at the very beginning of the loading of
the main XP setup program. Perhaps XP also needs this driver for existing XP
systems?
Is your XP on a SATA or an IDE drive?

There is such a driver for my MOBO, but not sure how to load it when XP is
already installed (on an IDE drive).
Should I just scratch XP and go back to Win98... [lol!]

Only if it's 98SE. :)
What else? ;-)
 

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