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- SATA RAID Dilemma
April 6, 2007, 1:13 am
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I am attempting to install Windows XP Professional onto a 76 GB SATA hard
drive. The tower contains another 76 GB SATA hard drive, which was
configured as a RAID mirror.
The installation begins, however, when I get to the point where it says
"Starting Windows", the next screen says (to the effect of) "Cannot find a
hard drive to install". So, I broke the mirror, but still am getting the
The mobo is a Biostar M7NCD Ultra, and its ports that connect the SATA
cables are labeled JSATA1 and JSATA2.
To make matters more difficult, the SATA drives don't even show up in the
BIOS, in the boot sequence, or anywhere else. However, SATA is enabled in
And, there's nothing about this in the Microsoft Knowledge Base. And, at
the Maxtor (now Seagate) site, when I went to search the model of the hard
drives, which is 6Y080M0, nothing was found.
I'm thinking that maybe if I disconnect the second SATA drive, Drive 1, it
might make a difference. I'm also thinking that it might make a difference
if I upgrade the BIOS.
I did a quick Google search, but I don't even know how to phrase my dilemma
into the form of a question.
Help. Please. Am hopefully, shamelessly ignorant about what my next move
Any requests are appreciated.
Thanks, in advance,
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