If you have old mainboard like ASUS P5RD1-VM and you put an SATA hard drive you will get some problem when you want to install Windows operating system. Your SATA hard drive will not detected!
This is happen because default setting for SATA hard drive on ASUS P5RD1-VM is set to SATA RAID wherever your SATA hard drive is only one. And you can’t disable SATA RAID setting in the BIOS, even you have updated to the latest BIOS.
I think this is very weird mainboard that i’ve ever see, but you can fix this SATA RAID problem on ASUS P5RD1-VM with SATA RAID driver from ULi.
First, you must download ULi SATA RAID drivers for ASUS P5RD1-VM here:
After you have downloaded this drivers, just copy into floppy disk or USB flash drive for future use. To install this driver when running Windows XP installation, press F6 when installation prompt for SATA RAID driver and you will be asked to insert floppy disk contains ULi SATA RAID drivers.
When installing Windows 7, if installation cannot detect any partition of your hard drive, you can click Load Driver and locate you ULi SATA RAID drivers in your floppy disk or USB flash drive. And finnaly Windows 7 installation can display every partition on you hard drive.