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27-08-2009, 09:54 AM
I have an Asus P5KPL motherboard to which I have connected an IDE hard drive with Win XP installed. I have also added a Sata Hard drive but can not get the motherboard to recognise it. The motherboard should have auto detected it but didn't. What specific steps do I have to take to achieve recognition please.How do I get it to auto detect.

27-08-2009, 10:43 AM
Do you have the manual for the motherboard, what does it say about the SATA controller, you can download manuals from Asus web site.
Is the SATA drive a known working device?

27-08-2009, 02:22 PM
Tried another cable?

28-08-2009, 02:47 PM
Is the SATA controller enabled in BIOS?

Do you know the drive and cable are ok?

28-08-2009, 04:36 PM
Are you using SATA mode or IDE emulation in the BIOS?

Be default XP will not pick up SATA drives unless they are using IDE emulation.