posted on Jul, 3 2008 @ 12:54 AM
This is a Desktop. XP Home SP1.
I had an adapter to convert a 4 pin molex to SATA. After I got that hooked up correctly the system recognized that the drive was actually there. I
had the molex adapter hooked up but some of he pins pushed backward out of the plastic housing, so I wasn't getting power to the drive like I should
I just caught this today.
At first I had no power running to it, other than what may have been coming from the SATA cable.
My first install, however, got messed up somehow and froze. You know how Windows is. Once I started over with the install it went smooth.
As a note, I did pull the CMOS battery out for a few minutes (I have heard 5 minutes), to reset the BIOS settings. Now it's not looking for drive 0,
or giving me the "press F1 to continue" message. I suppose you could just manually change the settings.
Anyway, looks good so far.