1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Windows XP SATA Hard Disk recognition

Discussion in 'How to: Building a PC, Modding, Overclocking' started by jummah, Jul 6, 2004.

  1. jummah

    jummah Techie7 New Member

    I am planning to build a PC, parts should be here by Thursday.

    I am going to use a SATA Hard Disk and i have heard that with Windows XP special drivers need to be downloaded for the MB's SATA controller so that Windows XP recognizes the SATA hard disk.

    I will be using an Asus P4P800SE Motherboard, with a Pentium 4, 2.8 Ghz. I have checked the Asus website and i have not found any drivers related to this motherboard regarding a SATA controller or anything alike.

    Please could someone tell me if i will require this drive, or will XP automatically recognize my Hard Disk, after setting 'boot from disc' in BIOS.

  2. d-a-l

    d-a-l Techie7 Administrator Staff Member Techie7 Chief

    The drivers you need should be on the CD-ROM which ships with that Mobo, post back if you have problems though.
  3. jummah

    jummah Techie7 New Member

    Ok thanks again. Sorry for asking so many questions in such a short time, i appreciate your replies though, especially the fact that your an experienced technician.

    I'll get back if i have any probs. Thanks.
  4. d-a-l

    d-a-l Techie7 Administrator Staff Member Techie7 Chief

    No problem :)