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OS Won't see other SATA Hard drives


Vipermk2

New Member
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7
#1
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?
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Win 8 Enterprise RTM x64
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Self Build
    CPU
    Intel i7 3930k 3.2 O/C @ 4.2ghz
    Motherboard
    Asus P9X79 Deluxe
    Memory
    32Gb DDR3 Dominator GT 2000 MHz - 8 x 4Gb
    Graphics Card(s)
    2 X Asustek GeForce GTS450 1024mb (SLI)
    Sound Card
    Onboard Realtek HD (SPDIF)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Primary: Asus VK278Q LCD 27", Secondary: Sony 46" HDTV 1080p
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    1 x OCZ Vertex 3 60Gb SSD
    1 x OCZ Vertex 4 120 Gb SSD
    3 x Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB S300 16mb 7200rpm :
    1 x 10Gb RamDisk
    PSU
    Corsair CMPSU-850AX
    Case
    Coolermaster Stormtrooper
    Cooling
    Noctua NH-D14 SE2011
    Keyboard
    Apple Keyboard USB
    Mouse
    Microsoft Explorer
    Internet Speed
    1.8 MB/s
    Other Info
    CPU Idle Temp = 41°
    CPU Load Temp = 68° @100% for 40mins

johnpombrio

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Power User
Manchester CT

Posts
693
#2
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.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64 bit GA
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    CPU
    i7-4770K Haswell
    Motherboard
    ASUS Z87-PRO
    Memory
    16 GB of Corsair 1866
    Graphics Card(s)
    GTX 780
    Sound Card
    Cooler Master Storm Headphones
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dell 27 inch U2711 IPS
    Screen Resolution
    2560 by 1440
    Hard Drives
    Samsung 840 Pro 250GB SSD plus 2 3 TB drives
    PSU
    Corsair-750
    Case
    Corsair White Graphite Series 600T
    Cooling
    Corsair H00i Water
    Keyboard
    Corsair K90
    Mouse
    Logitech G9 Laser
    Internet Speed
    6.3 MBps
    Browser
    Firefox
    Antivirus
    MS

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