Problems Installing Vista on SATA HDDs

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  1. slyven

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    I have an ASUS A8N-SLI Deluexe. 2 SATA HDD. 1 a Segate NCQ 200GB and the other a 250 HDD. Don't know which one though.

    I am trying to install Vista on. When you get to the part:
    "Where do you want to install Windows"
    I don't see any HDDs to install it on.

    Load drivers brings up nothing.

    Any help would be much appreciated.
     
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    have u plugged the SATA cable?
     
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    I would guess so. The system was working fine on XP. Can't re-install XP that either.
     
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    try to autodetect your SATA HDD IN BIOS.

    then try to install win XP/Vista
     

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    How would I do that? Yup, I am not good with this.
    To reduce how annoying this is:

    WHere would I check to see if the SATA HDDs are there? In the Boot section of the Bios, under Hard Drive Disk it DOES detect:
    1. SCSI-0 : 05:50-0 Sil JBOD
    2. SCSI-1 : 05:50-0 Sil JBOD
    3. Bootable Add-in Cards
     
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    press del on booting

    there will be an option somewhere( i dunno where:frown:) which enables you to auto detect your HDD

    if your BIOS has no such option it means it cant autodetect and for this you need to enter the parameters on your own though - like no of cylinders, heads, total capacity etc
     
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    and verify the power supply is well connected to the HDD

    and yes have you set the proper jumpers for your HDD??
    that might be the problem
     
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    Well, unlike with my OLD ide HDD I don't see anywhere for jumper configs.
    But again, this PC was working perfectly till I begun this.
    Just so you know, I performed a low-level format on my Master driver (with the windows installation) and so that is empty (I have an extra IDE HDD so I can use that if nothing helps. That is detected fine.)
     
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    since i see you have another backup HDD that is detected, then try installing Win XP on it then try to solve the SATA HDD problem from the desktop
     
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    after installing winXP , plug in the SATA cable, it will autodetect and enable it
     

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    Nope. That aint working. There is just no detection. I am missing some RAID drivers apparantly and nothing seems to work with it.
     
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    Came up with a workable solution. I moved the SATA wires from the Silicon Images RAID controller to what I think is the normal SATA controller. Now they are dectect fine and I managed to install Windows. My problem is I now can't boot into normal mode. Well, I never could at any point. It just loads for ever with the Windows version info in the lower right hand corner
     

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