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March 30, 2006, 3:14 am
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harddrive to work in my 2year old computer. The sata drive works just fine
when hooked up to another, newer, computer I have so I know the drive is ok.
Both computers run XP-home. The bios and diskmgmt.msc both see the drive. So
I must be missing this elusive little piece of software. The computer is a
H-P, the motherboard is Asus and neither have anything about Sata drivers on
their support web pages. Could this necessary driver be named something
else? They have drivers for "sis ide" drivers, but that doesn't sound right.
I'm out of warranty, so H-P blows me off and Asus just ignores me. Can I get
this necessary software anywhere else than the motherboard manufacture?
Windows? What would it be called? Thanks for the help, I'm lost in the woods
Re: need help with Sata driver.
Find a utility that can tell you something about the motherboard.
Like what chipset is on it. There will also be an Asus OEM model
number on the motherboard. You can go to www.hp.com, type that
model number (like A7N8X-LA), into the HP search box, and a web
page should be listed with the internal HP name for the motherboard
(like "Salmon"), plus tech info on the board. Once you know the
chipset, you can go to SIS.com and download software, or you can
go to Asus and find the nearest equivalent motherboard.
So, dig up the model number off the motherboard, and post it
here if you need more help. The model number will be in bigger
white text on the motherboard.