Cannot find amd sata controllers

Seagate hard drive / St3331ac-m
April 19, 2010 at 22:39:58
Specs: Windows XP, 2.0 GB
Hello:

This inquiry is about obtaining the correct SATA drivers for my Seagate 320GB hard drive.

To really complicate this issue, the steps are laid out below to show what really went down and brought about a wall of confusion:

First off, I grabbed a backup copy of Win2000 Pro that was burned on a Foxconn /WinFast motherboard on 01/16/08.

However, the current board has been upgraded to an MSI 740GTM-P21, AMD 740 Chipset Based type. That Foxconn outfit was loaded with some SiS products. The MSI board do not have these SiS products.
Eventually, I went into Device Manager to see the results of this fresh restore operation, and here is what I found under this heading:
IDE/ATA/ATAPI Controllers:

AMD SATA Controller (Native IDE Mode)
Primary IDE Channel
Primary IDE Channel
Secondary IDE Channel
Secondary IDE Channel

The problem I’m having with this is where did Windows get those AMD drivers (controllers) in the first place!
For this vexing behavior, I am confused about where to go to find whatever driver for future installations.
I do need these controllers and am hoping some one out there can be of any assist.
Thanks in advance for all your help and suggestions.
Regards
purdew112


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#1
April 19, 2010 at 23:46:54
Try Here

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#2
April 20, 2010 at 05:47:09
You can get the SATA drivers from the motherboard manufacturer's website (see link posted by likelystory) or the AMD website. The RAID driver is what you're looking for.

"AMD SATA Controller (Native IDE Mode)"

The fact that the SATA HDD is running in IDE mode means that SATA isn't enabled in the BIOS. Install the RAID driver from within Windows, then change the HDD setting in the BIOS to SATA mode.


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#3
April 20, 2010 at 07:07:07
Thanks to likelystory and jam:

Please be advised that things simply cannot get any better than this! You hit the ball and drove it out of the park with a direct hit!
I cannot thank you enough for this needed info.

Finally, on several visits to the MSI website, I’ve never been able to find these drivers there, and it seemed that everything I found there was sales, sales, and sales, and that really sucks.

To jam: You went an extra mile in pointing out the “behind the scenes” work that Windows performs when it has to compensate for missing drivers!
Is this a Great Country, or what?

Again, thanks so much for this needed material.

Regards,
Purdew112


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#4
April 20, 2010 at 16:37:00
Glad we could help.

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