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Windows 7: sata drivers for win7


06 Jun 2010   #11

windows 7
 
 

thats the driver that this whole thread is about

sorry if im throwing people around a little, im not used to asking for help so just to recap:

i have 2 hdd's in my pc right now
1:500gb samgung sata hdd
1:seagate 320gb ide

im running windows off the seagate and the samsung is a storage hdd but
i cant get into the samsung cos i do not have the drivers and so far iv been to the gigabyte site and what not and all there drivers do not work and the cd drivers also do not work.

i know if i find the driver for that raid controller then all will be good but its driving me nuts trying to find it.

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06 Jun 2010   #12

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Nismosis View Post
thats the driver that this whole thread is about

sorry if im throwing people around a little, im not used to asking for help so just to recap:

i have 2 hdd's in my pc right now
1:500gb samgung sata hdd
1:seagate 320gb ide

im running windows off the seagate and the samsung is a storage hdd but
i cant get into the samsung cos i do not have the drivers and so far iv been to the gigabyte site and what not and all there drivers do not work and the cd drivers also do not work.

i know if i find the driver for that raid controller then all will be good but its driving me nuts trying to find it.
Go to post 6.
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06 Jun 2010   #13

windows 7
 
 

been there done that
it does not even have VT8237R+ on its list and i did try VT8237 and that not even install saying that i did not have anything there it supported.


if im doing something wrong please tell me.
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06 Jun 2010   #14
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

How is the SATA controller configured in the bios? If it is set to RAID the easiest solution would be to set it to IDE mode,

sata drivers for win7-satamode.jpg

and then it shouldn't need any drivers. Also the slight benefit if any from running in RAID/SATA mode with a single drive isn't really worth the hassle.


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06 Jun 2010   #15

windows 7
 
 

it was already in ide mode and just for the fun of it i changed it to raid and still nothing
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06 Jun 2010   #16
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Nismosis View Post
the sata hdd is my storage hdd and yes i can see the hdd in device manager but that's it.
Can you please post a screen shot of Disk Management,

sata drivers for win7-diskman.png

so we can see what it is showing as.


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06 Jun 2010   #17

windows 7
 
 

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06 Jun 2010   #18
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

What was the previous OS and was the 500 GB usable?

Also found this little tidbit on the Via forums with regards to the SATA/RAID controller on your board,

http://www.viaarena.com/forums/showthread.php?t=41460

Just from having a quick look around here,

IDE, SATA & Raid Arena - VIA Forums

it looks like that controller can be problematic with Windows 7.
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06 Jun 2010   #19

Win 7 Pro x64/Win 8 Pro x64 dual boot
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Nismosis View Post
i have 2 hdd's in my pc right now
1:500gb samgung sata hdd
1:seagate 320gb ide
Sorry, now I'm confused by that last screen shot. Where did the two 1 TB drives come from? Or am I seeing things?
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06 Jun 2010   #20

windows 7
 
 

the 1tb hdd's are externals

the os before was the same "Windows 7" and yes it was usable but this was on another board.
but that one died...well i think it did >_>...


i was using the old pc when it suddenly went off and when it rebooted i was given a nice
warm cup of blue screen and from then on it never got past the windows log in.

during boot it would ask me if i wanted to boot normally or boot into some Windows 7 fixer program....bot did not work so i gave up on it.

few days later i went to have another go with a new os on a new hdd but even tho it would load past the log in the pc would shut down right away and would not stay in windows for more then a few seconds so im assuming that the motherboard or some hardware is screwed.
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