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Windows 7: win7 x86 won't recognize Verbatim 1TB eSata

18 Aug 2010   #1
madmax17

win 7
 
 
win7 x86 won't recognize Verbatim 1TB eSata

So I have dual boot xp and win 7 and my hard works fine more or less (no OS is installed on it) but on xp it goes on and off sometimes, so I read about it and someone recommends that in bios I set esata from IDE to ACAPI caus' it's better that way.

I did and it works much better in xp now but..

in win 7 it doesn't even recognize the hard drive anymore, help me please.


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18 Aug 2010   #2
FliGi7

XP / Win7 x64 Pro
 
 

I believe you got lucky that XP still works with this, as changing IDE to AHCI in the bios usually merits completely re-installing the OS afterward as it will no longer recognize the format.
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18 Aug 2010   #3
madmax17

win 7
 
 

So my only solution is to reinstall win 7? Are you sure?
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18 Aug 2010   #4
FliGi7

XP / Win7 x64 Pro
 
 

Wait, I think I misunderstood what you were saying. I believe the problem is that you are simply missing the proper AHCI SATA drivers in Windows 7. You'll need to go to the Asus website and download the latest sata drivers for your motherboard for Windows 7 and install them.

Let us know if that works or not.
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18 Aug 2010   #5
madmax17

win 7
 
 

It worked! Barely. Thanks man!

For some reason I couldn't install drivers from the asus site (newer ones), I got the message " the computer does not meet the minimum requirements for installing the software" wtf I couldn't install from my motherboard cd either until I set it to vista compatibility, I actually installed the JMicro RAID drivers as there weren't any others, also two exclamation marks are now gone from the device manager.

And I thought win 7 installs these drivers automatically.
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19 Aug 2010   #6
FliGi7

XP / Win7 x64 Pro
 
 

Hm, I have an Asus P5E and have installed all of the drivers from the Asus site (for both Win7 x32 and x64) several times and never had an issue.

I assume you are running Windows 7 32-bit, correct? Do you have the latest BIOS updated 1101? If not, I would update that first, then download and install the latest chipset drivers*, then install the sata drivers.

* Sometimes, to get Windows 7 to install the chipset drivers, you have to run the downloaded exe from the command line with the following "<chipsetname>.exe -override -overall". If you just double click the exe to install them all, Windows 7 will sometimes say "no thanks, the ones I have are fine" and not actually update them all.
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19 Aug 2010   #7
madmax17

win 7
 
 

Well I updated to 1101 but still get the same message.

Oh, I haven't tried the chipset drivers first, I installed those before the bios update but can try it now after the update.
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19 Aug 2010   #8
FliGi7

XP / Win7 x64 Pro
 
 

Make sure that you install them via the command line as I stated before, otherwise it may not update them all.

Download the drivers to your desktop. Launch a command line with administrator privileges (right click, run as admin), navigate to the desktop by typing "cd Desktop", then run the installer by typing "<chipsetname>.exe -OVERALL -OVERIDE" where <chipsetname>.exe is the name of the exe you downloaded.

Also, make sure the drivers you are downloading from the asus website are for windows 7 and not windows 7 64. (unless you are actually running 64)
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19 Aug 2010   #9
madmax17

win 7
 
 

Nope, still get the same message when I try to install sata drivers.

But doesn't matter the old drivers seem to do the trick.
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19 Aug 2010   #10
FliGi7

XP / Win7 x64 Pro
 
 

Did you successfully update the chipset drivers via the command line?

BTW, often times Asus doesn't have the latest chipset and matrix storage manager drivers (in your case, you have the P35 chipset) and you have to go to the Intel site and download them yourself. So, I've provided the link for the latest drivers from Intel's website below that you should download and install from the command line as stated above:

Chipset Drivers:
http://downloadcenter.intel.com/conf...Name=&lang=eng


Also, while I was doing this, I noticed an available download for Intel Rapid Storage Technology (RST) drivers that include AHCI (the ones you need). So, after doing the above and restarting the computer, download and install the below drivers as well:

Rapid Storage Technology Drivers:
http://downloadcenter.intel.com/conf...Name=&lang=eng

Hopefully that gets everything up and working for you.
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