My abit IC7-G has 2 controlers...one is the Intel controler and the other is the Silicon controler...
I am NOT running any RAID at all. I have my Main HD (WD Raptor 74 gig) on SATA connection #1 using the Intel controler. I aslo have my WD 200 gig HD on IDE channel #1
for the plextor I've tried SATA #2 on the INTEL controler...like stated before..when on this controler...the Plextor drive detects in BIOS but NOT in XP.
Then...I switch my Plextor over to SATA #3 which is used by the Silicon controler. It NOW detects in XP but does NOT detect in Bios. odd..
so we have established this already..
Now..in XP Pro..under device manager...then under SCSI and RAID controlers I have the "Silicon 3112 drivers" installed. I see NO Intel ICH5 drivers anywhere at all...where are they? I'm guessing the only reason why the drive was detected in XP when I moved it over to the SATA #3 Silicon controler is becuase the drivers were installed. But where are my intel drivers?
I've searched through the whole bios (latest one for my motherboard is 28) and have found nothing that would cause these problems (that I think)
I have Raid Rom turned off
IDE is enabled
Auto is turned on for detection.
on board SATA is enabled (of course)
I'm confused though cuse my WD Raptor HD boots just fine! and its using the INTEL ICH5 controler...so why doesn't my drive detect in XP?? is there some kind of conflict going on?
I've installed the latest 875P chipset drivers for my motherboard and all it does is find the Silicon 3112 controler and install the drivers. I try to force the ICH5 drivers but it states that "it contains no information for my HW" or sum crap from windows.
I have uninstalled all Intel Accelerator software. and am using the regular MS IDE controler drivers not the intel ones.
Everyone has been telling me its a driver issue w/ the Intel controler and thats why it doesn't detect in XP. But damn... I can't figure out how to get the drivers installed...maybe its cuse the plextor isn't being detected thus i'm getting no prompt for drivers to be installed...i dunno.
I want this drive to work...soooo bad.
I also tested my BF2 DVD at my work today and it installed w/ out a hitch. no problems!
I'm really thinking driver issues here.