Re: Vista install can't see SATA hard drive
On your MOBO driver cd, there is usually a program called something like
'make driver disk'. You need to run that and put the drivers on a USB drive
or floppy. That would be what you would browse to when you are asked to
install the drivers. You do not just put a cd in the drive and expect that
it will give you the drivers.
"Jay" <Jay@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>I forgot to mention below that the BIOS sees the drive.
> Anyways, I go through the Vista installation, and then select install
> driver. I install the driver and it still doesn't see the drive.
> "John Barnes" wrote:
>> You should have the SATA controller driver (usually from the MOBO disk)
>> install on the page where you select the drive. There is a button to
>> install the driver.
>> "Jay" <Jay@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> >I am trying to do a clean install on a newly built system but Vista can
>> > see my SATA hard drive. I have a Seagate 7200 barracuda 320 GB SATA HD
>> > and a
>> > Giga-byte P35 Mobo. Not knowing if it was a Vista issue or a hardware
>> > issue,
>> > I put in a XP installation disk and XP could recognize the drive. I
>> > stopped
>> > the install and tried loading some drivers off of the disk from
>> > Gigabyte.
>> > Vista still can not see the hard drive, but now when I throw the XP
>> > install
>> > disk back in, it can not see the hard drive either. Anyone know how to
>> > fix
>> > this?