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Private Message – Add to Buddy List. Maybe the new GB drive is just too modern for the mobo. Thx for the help, I will make sure the drivers are correct. There are 0 registered and anonymous users currently online. Well while trying to update the bios from floppy I got a failure to read disk error In this instance, I took the jumper off completely and the drive was recognised.

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Maxtor SATA not seen by Abit kv7

Any help would be wonderful. Well while trying to update the bios from floppy I got a failure to read disk error Jan edited Jan I then did a format on drive c which worked fine.

If you’re asking for technical help, please be sure to include all your system info, including operating system, model number, and any other specifics related to the problem. And yes the SATA ports are enabled by default So, let’s forget everything and start all over again. However saa still doesn’t recognise the hard disk.


Silicon Valley, CA Posts: The weird thing is that I see the drive listed as a serial ch0 master during the second boot screen but the drive is not recongnized within windows.

This is a common problem I know, but this time it’s doing my head in. May edited May Try another power connector and swap SATA cables. Finally got the update to work. BB code is on.

First time playing with SATA drive Sign In Become an Icrontian. Had a bad floppy.

Abit KV7 can’t get sata drive to work

Bad cables, forgotten power connections, some disabled SATA port, etc. Ran the MAxtor MAxblast util saa format drive.

Now you’re telling more: Have read many posts but as yet nothing I’ve tried has worked. A weekly newsletter featuring an editorial and a roundup of the latest articles, news and other interesting topics.

SATA problem with abit Kv7 / Windows XP Pro sp1

kb7 I’m really at a loss here, any ideas? I am leaning towards taking this MB back to store. Promote cracked software, or other illegal content Offensive: Ok i have this problem too.


Thx for the help, I will make sure the drivers are correct. CNET’s Forum on storage is the best source for finding help, troubleshooting, and getting buying advice from a community kc7 experts. Hi Guys I just got a abit KV7 mobo and maxtor gb sata drive got everything built.

Do hit F6 when asked and don’t worry because it will only ask for the SATA drivers again when starting to install windows, after coppying ov7 the files from the CD.

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Will try the adaptor you recommended Bob but I need this as a main internal drive so no choice but to replace the board. Thanks for the update. Didn’t mean to mislead anyone – just that my motherboard manual makes no mention of SATA 1.