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OS Won't see other SATA Hard drives

  1. #1


    Posts : 7
    Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Win 8 Enterprise RTM x64

    OS Won't see other SATA Hard drives


    Just installed Win 8 but cant for the life in me get it to see the other Hard Drives or DVD Drives. The problem might be that 'Intel(R) C600/X79 series chipset 6-Port SATA AHCI Controller' has a little yellow icon against it. However I cant seem to get rid of it. Any Ideas?

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  2. #2


    Manchester CT
    Posts : 693
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64 bit GA


    Heh. I had the exact same issue on my first boot into Win8 Pro retail. For some reason, none of my other drives showed up. By SHUTTING DOWN, POWERING OFF, and REBOOTING, they magically appeared. You probably already have this fixed if you were the same as me.
    If still there then your driver did not magically install itself and you need to go to your mobo's website for the right driver. If it fails due to Win8, try changing the compatibility mode in properties to Win7.
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