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06-29-2010 08:41 AM
helping a friend who has a presario sr1500nx ... it has the motherboard of A7V8X-LA .... on the bios display it has core version of 6.0 and bios revision 3.15 6/6/2005 (that i loaded from HP) so it appears to have the latest bios but it does not anything on the bios displays for SATA drives despite that fact that the motherboard has 2 ports on it for SATA
06-29-2010 12:42 PM - edited 06-29-2010 12:43 PM
WR, according to the specs for the computer, it does not have SATA capability. You can review the 'Motherboard Specifications' in the link that I provided under 'Storage'.
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06-29-2010 03:48 PM
according to the motherboard spec in the storage section it has Two UltraDMA 100 IDE connectors
and Two Serial ATA connectors .... but the bios does not seem to know that ....
06-30-2010 09:36 AM
First off what is showing up in the device manager. Is there a sata entry under hardware and is there a device driver loaded to support it? Secondly if there is no entry in the bios perhaps inder IDE or raid devices you will need to specify raid or enhanced or something along those lines. Thirdly if you plan on using a sata device will it not have to be the boot drive and that means reloading the entire system and installing the sata drivers from an F6 floppy install.