> "hnatesa" <email@example.com> wrote in message
>> My System Spec:-
>> 1) AMD Athlon 64 X2 5600
>> 2) GIGABYTE GA-MA780G-UD3H
>> 3) 4GB Memory DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500)
>> 4) Western Digital Caviar SE WD3200AAJS 320GB Hard Drive
>> 5) Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium SP1 64-bit for System
>> Builders - OEM
>> I have Update Bios
>> Bios detect the Hard Drive but when I install the OS and I reach this
>> “Where do you want to Install Windows? "
>> I don’t see my hard drive.
>> If any one has the same problem???
>> Please help me...
"R. C. White" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> Hi, again, Hari.
> Just a little searching on that HD model number led me to this page in
> WD's Knowledge Base:
> The key line from that page:
> "The drive may not be detected during the installation of Windows because
> you have not yet loaded the drivers for your EIDE, SCSI, or SATA
> Then the next paragraph, "Resolution", explains how to use the <F6> key at
> the beginning of Vista Setup to install the drivers for your hardware. (I
> first had to do this <F6> shuffle 9 years ago to install Windows 2000 on
> my SCSI hard drive.)
> R. C. White, CPA
> San Marcos, TX
> Microsoft Windows MVP
> Windows Live Mail 2009 (14.0.8064.0206) in Win7 Ultimate x64 7000
Since you're obviously running a non-RAID configuration, it's doubtful
whether you would need to install an auxiliary SATA controller driver via
the F6 routine during setup of the OS. I believe the motherboard's
integrated SATA controller should be sufficient for the OS to detect the
1. Is the HDD connected to the *first* SATA connector on the motherboard -
the one usually designated as SATA0?
2. I realize (as you have stated) that the SATA HDD is recognized in the
BIOS, but are you sure both the power & signal (data) cables are properly &
securely connected on the disk and the motherboard's connectors?
3. Have you changed the BIOS settings in any way as they relate to the SATA
HDD? Ordinarily the default settings should be sufficient for the OS to
detect the SATA HDD.
4. And you haven't configured the BIOS settings in any way indicating a RAID