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Windows 7: sata drivers for win7


05 Jun 2010   #1

windows 7
 
 
sata drivers for win7

hello all

this is the 1st time iv posted here so if i screw up....be gentle.
i have a this: GA-K8VT800-RH (rev. 2.x) - GIGABYTE
and yes i know its old but it has never let me down till today and well i need drivers for the sata for Windows 7 as the ones i got off the cd and site do not work and im about to kill small animals in the name of the computer god to try to find a driver for it.


so please if anyone knows where i need to go or what i need to do or need more info about the pc then please speak up.


thanks

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05 Jun 2010   #2

Win 7 Pro x64/Win 8 Pro x64 dual boot
 
 

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I think that Win 7 should be able to supply the driver for that one itself, or it should be available from Windows Update.

Are you going to be installing Win 7 to a machine with this board in it? I had no trouble doing this with an old MSI board of my wife's. Win 7 found the SATA drivers during the install with no problems at all. I didn't use any of the manufacturer's drivers at all, except for the chipset. Windows then updated them on it's own.
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06 Jun 2010   #3

windows 7
 
 

well im on Windows 7 right now with this board and it is fully updated but still no driversso im completely lost on what to do.
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06 Jun 2010   #4

Win 7 Pro x64/Win 8 Pro x64 dual boot
 
 

So, a SATA drive hooked to the ports will boot into Windows? If so, at least something is working. How did you determine that there were no drivers? Have you looked at Device Manager and looked at your drives? I can pretty much promise you that Windows has loaded some kind of driver, or the drives won't work properly. If there aren't any yellow triangles, you should be okay.

Check the driver tab for your drives, if there is no driver listed, click "Update Driver" and let Windows search online for one. The only possible SATA driver that might be hard for you to get for an older motherboard like yours would be a RAID driver. That probably won't be available from MS, and you'll have to get that one from the manufacturer. A normal SATA driver would have been installed when you installed Windows.
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06 Jun 2010   #5

windows 7
 
 

ah sorry im booting off an ide hdd "not sata" and the sata hdd is my storage hdd and yes i can see the hdd in device manager but that's it.

when i look at device manager the raid controller does not have a driver and when i click on update it looks and says that it could not find it and the gigabyte site does not have any drivers for this MB for Windows 7.

damn this sucks lol
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06 Jun 2010   #6
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Gigabyte may have made the motherboard, but they didn't make the chipset. That board has the Via K8T800/VT8237R+ chipset on it and Via does have an updated driver for the SATA/RAID controller here,

VIA Drivers Download - VIA Technologies, Inc.

just work your way through the dropdowns.
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06 Jun 2010   #7

Win 7 Pro x64/Win 8 Pro x64 dual boot
 
 

A RAID controller might be a problem because almost every manufacturer does something different with the implementation. For that reason, it's usually the manufacturer that supplies those drivers, and with an older motherboard, you take your chances whether they'll update it for Win 7, or not.

Just so that I understand, I should ask... You can see the SATA drive in Device Manager? Are you able to see the drive under Administrative tools >> Storage? You would need to use Admin tools to initialize the drive (partition, format). You won't be able to see the drive in Explorer until it's been initialized and been given a drive letter.

Are you trying to use the SATA ports for a RAID array? If you are, your motherboard may not support Win 7 for RAID, and there isn't a lot you can do about that, unless Gigabyte decides to make a RAID driver for it. Even if it can't support RAID, Windows should still support the SATA interfaces in IDE mode on the board without a driver from Gigabyte.

@stormy13. Just saw your post after I wrote this. Excellent. I didn't think VIA was doing anything with the older stuff anymore. They've been concentrating on the small, low power EPIA line for the past while, and I thought they'd pretty much ended support for everything else. I'm sure I can use something in that link to fix something frustrating at work. Thanks!
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06 Jun 2010   #8

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

GA-K8VT800-RH (rev. 2.x) - GIGABYTE
VIA Drivers Download - VIA Technologies, Inc.
Both web sites have the same drivers for loading sata controller in setup.

How are you loading the sata controller drivers in the Win 7 install?
SATA Driver - Load in Windows 7 or Vista Setup
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06 Jun 2010   #9

windows 7
 
 

i did not load them during setup.
i made the mistake of thinking that Windows 7 had the drivers.

what i find interesting is that it shows up here
http://img28.imageshack.us/img28/1708/41573088.png
but i still cant use it -_-
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06 Jun 2010   #10

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

1)If you are going to install Windows 7 to your Sata HD use the load drivers option.
SATA Driver - Load in Windows 7 or Vista Setup

2) if you are going to leave the Windows 7 install on your IDE HD, update are drivers here:


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