You probably have to make a driver floppy and load it during install with F6. I was hoping that there was something in the BIOS that wasn’t in the manual, a special key combination that opened up an extra menu option maybe. Hi all, i have been ripping my hair out for 24 hours about this machine. OK, assuming that I might have missed something, I checked the driver floppy disk and found a directory for PIDE – great I thought, the solution to my problem! Can you advise what drivers i should be using to make windows xp detect the HDDs?

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MSI Ms-6741 K8mm-ilsr Ver 1 Socket 754 Motherboard With BP

I would greatly appreciate any help. Files are there everything is OK.

Les Dickinson Level 3 Expert Answers. Please assign your manual to a product: Given that I only have 1, it would seem likely that this would not work anyhow.

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Click “Add” to insert your video. Thanks again BAS, I could have sworn I tried the VIA driver on that page before, I had certainly downloaded it as it was ms-66741 on my desktop, but in my exhausted state I must have tried the same driver twice or switched the floppies or something.


Here’s a link to this great service Good luck! Boards don’t come with switches.

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Posted on Jan 02, I downloaded sata drivers on to a floppy disk from my MB web site, then I booted from my winxp CD and then push the F6 key when asked, then you will be asked to put in your floppy disk with the sata drivers on it. I figured that if the board had SATA ports and was supposed to support them then I wanted to use them.

SRX motto – Just get-er-done Technician 4, posts. Have a manual for MSI: They do this to specifically stop you doing what you are trying to do, upgrade a machine with a proprietary board in THEIR case. It’s worth a thousand words.

Unless you can use RAID 0 striping on 1 drive, which normally of course, would seem a bit pointless as there would be no performance gain from this as there would be with 2 drives.

Can you go to the MSI website and download the manual, looking at your motherboard usually it can be found at the bottom of the motherboard, usually the right side, also you should see small abbreviations of the connection safa to the pins they are associated to. Hi all, i have been ripping my hair out for 24 hours about this machine.


It had to run as a Raid setup to see the sata drive. It’s worth a thousand words.

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The bios sees them and it tries to satz up a raid but to winxp it just tells me there Please login or register. The mobo recognises it fine, but when i get to the xp setup to select disks and partitions it says ‘no disk available’. After that, Windows immediately recognized the drive and mounted the filesystem.

You probably have to make mxi driver floppy and load it during install with F6. Please enter a valid email address. Posted 20 April – There are 2 kinds. Add Your Answer Tips for a great answer: Hi there, Save hours of searching online or data money on unnecessary repairs by talking to a 6YA Expert who can help you resolve this issue over the phone in a minute or two.

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