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    Hi,
    I built a new PC with Gigabyte EP45T-UD3P. A western Digital(WD10EADS) hard disk is connected to the SATA port(yellow/ICH10R chipset).

    The BIOS is detecting the hard disk but when I try to install OS, Vista is not recognizing the hard disk.

    I manually installed the driveres for ICH10R (from Intell matrix manager) from a flash drive. Even then the OS is not detecting the hard disk.

    Can somebody please suggest what other things I can try

    thanks

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    Default Re: EP45T-UD3P problem with windows Vista install

    How do you have the bios setup, are you tring to install AHCI or Raid? If you are you will have to supply drivers doring install if Vista is not see your hdd. Second are you sure your drive works? Vista should need any drivers to see the drives but you can try it and see if that works. Make sure you plug the hdd into SATA_0 port. If yo have a SATA cdrom put that into port 4/5.
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    Default Re: EP45T-UD3P problem with windows Vista install

    Yes, please be sure you connect your hard drive to the proper ports (Yellow SATA2_0) and CD Drive to SATA2_4 or 5

    Then you need to set the BIOS properly, we can't advise though what your settings should be without knowing what you are trying to run the drive as though, so please let us know.

    And as said above, Vista should see your drive no matter what RAID or AHCI as vista has it's own drivers anyway, adding your own is just optional in Vista. So you may need to either correct your drive placement in the SATA Ports of test your test with the manufacturer tools to be sure it is not faulty

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    Default Re: EP45T-UD3P problem with windows Vista install

    Hi,
    Thanks for the replies.

    I connected the HDD to SATA2_0 and DVD drive to SATA2_5.

    The BIOS is detecting both the drives but OS(Windows Vista) is still not detecting the Hard disk.

    How can I verify if the drivers are working? because I downloaded the drivers from INTEL& GIgabyte and installed them when Vista was not recognizing my HDD

    These are my settings in the BIOS, I was planning on activating RAID features later

    SATA RAID/AHCI mode: Disabled
    SATA port0-3 Native mode: Disabled

    Onboard SATA/IDE device: Enabled
    Onboard SATA/IDE ctrl mode: IDE

    The plan is to use this as system hard disk and later add 2 disks for RAID

    Thanks for the help

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    Default Re: EP45T-UD3P problem with windows Vista install

    Drivers are not needed, and you do not need to install Gigabyte ones anyway.

    Did you change or set anything in the standard CMOS page? You do not need to, so if you did please load optimized defaults and start over again. If you never loaded optimized defaults please do now, save and apply and reboot and begin the install process.

    Do you have something connected on a IDE Ribbon cable, or to the purple SATA Ports? If not you can disable these >>
    Onboard SATA/IDE device: Enabled
    Onboard SATA/IDE ctrl mode: IDE

    The other settings are correct for a standard SATA Install, but you can enable native mode if you want. Either way NO Drivers are needed to install vista

    Can you test your disk on another system to be sure it is not DOA?

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    Default Re: EP45T-UD3P problem with windows Vista install

    Hi,
    If a hard disk is bad and cannot be detected by OS, Can it still be detected by the BIOS?

    Once again thanks for help

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    Default Re: EP45T-UD3P problem with windows Vista install

    If the bios doesn't recognize the HD the OS certainly won't.

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    Default Re: EP45T-UD3P problem with windows Vista install

    Hi,
    The BIOS is detecting the hard disk but OS is not. Can a bad hard disk be detected by BIOS and not detected by OS

    Thanks

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    Default Re: EP45T-UD3P problem with windows Vista install

    Quote Originally Posted by engala View Post
    Hi,
    The BIOS is detecting the hard disk but OS is not. Can a bad hard disk be detected by BIOS and not detected by OS

    Thanks

    In a standard Sata hdd installation if the hdd is detected by the bios windows should see it. Now if you are tring to use Ahci or raid then depending on OS verions yes the bios or ahci/raid bios would see the drive but not windows untill you give windows installer the drivers to see them. Now I if you have a vanilla Vista Disk with no service pack you might want to try Slip streaming either SP1 or SP2 into it if you have another computer to try. I dont think thats the problem but its been know to work on several XP installs.
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