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Ubcd4Win Cannot See Sata Hard Drive Dell Dimension 8400

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    Posted 16 November 2009 - 07:15 AM

    Hi and thanks for looking.

    I have recently failed to get the UBCD4Win DVD to see a SATA hard drive in a Dell Dimension 8400. I don't think it's a driver issue as I managed to get the XP cd to see it using F6 and a floppy with some SATA drivers on it, however the UBCD4Win did not, even using F6 and the same floppy.

    I worked around this by putting the hard drive in a caddy and booting another machine with UBCD4W and having the caddy attached to that one. I would appreciate any suggestions that might be the answer though as I'm sure I will encounter this problem again.


    Thanks in advance to anyone who can give me a clue.


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      Posted 16 November 2009 - 09:57 AM

      You can probably find out if its a driver issue pretty quick but various Dells do have differences... go into the BIOS settings and and enable standard IDE mode, then boot from the CD. When finished, remember to switch the mode back.

      If the above worked, it was driver related.


      UBCD4Win, arguably,has the most complete set of drivers included with it to help in this type of situation. They were developed by the Driverpacks.net development team which represents the most complete set of drivers available anywhere... but still it is limited to what has already been or can be included so it can't have every single driver since new ones are developed all of the time.

      So in situations like this the user needs to add the proper drivers for their system and disable the included drivers so no conflicts will mess you up and overwrite the drivers you supply. We also strongly recommend that the user report the issue in the Driverpacks.net forum so that other users will not have to worry about it later as they develop new driverpacks.

      First you must locate the proper drivers for your system or its motherboard. Go to the manufacturers or motherboard's website and download the XP ( or Win2k3 drivers if that is the source files you are building from ) Floppy/F6 drivers. These are the same drivers that a user would use when installing XP ( or Win2k3 ) so should be easy to locate.

      Next you need to create a folder for them. In the [UBCD4Win]\drivers folder create a folder named SCSIAdapter and in that folder another for your drivers called MyDriver... the path should be [UBCD4Win]\drivers\SCSIAdapter\MyDriver. Then extract the drivers you downloaded into that folder.

      Next in the UBCD4WinBuilder go into the Plugins area and disable the "# DriverPacks.net - MassStorage" plugin so you don't get a conflict with these drivers. Rebuild the project and create a new disk and test.
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        Posted 16 November 2009 - 01:20 PM

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        I worked around this by putting the hard drive in a caddy and booting another machine with UBCD4W and having the caddy attached to that one. I would appreciate any suggestions that might be the answer though as I'm sure I will encounter this problem again.


        I'm sure you'll encounter this again too. I like to keep an IDE/SATA to USB adapter handy. It's usually easy enough to remove the side of the computer and unplug the data cable from the drive then replace it with the adapter and plug it around back into a usb port. No need to remove the drive or power cable.
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