Well my 8 yr. old daughter's been crying for a Windows 7 computer for weeks now, and so I've put together a computer that I figured should work well enough for her, but I can't seem to get past the first steps of the install!
The mobo's kinda old, and not the greatest; the builtin SATA only works for Raid, so I put in a PCI sata card with the SIL3114 chipset. The computer now sees the 64GB SSD Patriot HD I'm trying to use for her C drive (The SSD is a leftover from a different project... I thought it'd lend some additional performance to help make up for the 1.2 ghz cpu). When I get into Windows setup, though, Windows 7 does not recognize the drive, and none of the drivers that came with the PCI card seem to work.
I suppose I should have double checked before buying the SATA PCI card to find one that has native Windows 7 drivers, but I thought the stone age days of needing SATA drivers were over, guess I was wrong!
Anybody have any ideas to help get this install back on track?
Thanks in advance, your help is appreciated!