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Drive Not Recognized During Install of Microsoft* Windows 98SE or Windows* Me

The ATA/IDE option can be configured as either "Enhanced (default)" or "Legacy" in the BIOS configuration. Windows* 98SE and Windows* Me operating systems do not support Enhanced mode IDE/Serial ATA resources for more than four devices. If the ATA/IDE option is set to Enhanced mode, the operating installation will not be able to recognize the drive, and the installation will fail.

Before installing 98SE or Me, the ATA/IDE configuration must be changed from Enhanced to Legacy mode:

  1. During boot, enter the BIOS setup by pressing F2.
  2. Go to Advanced > Drive Configuration > ATA/IDE Configuration.
  3. Change the option to "Legacy".
  4. Press F10 to save the configuration.

After the system is restarted, Windows 98SE or Windows Me can be installed normally.

Note Windows* XP and Windows* 2000 support enhanced mode IDE/Serial ATA resources for up to the maximum six devices. The ATA/IDE configuration is set to Enhanced by default and no BIOS configuration changes are necessary.

This applies to:

Intel® Desktop Board D848PMB
Intel® Desktop Board D865GBF
Intel® Desktop Board D865GLC
Intel® Desktop Board D865GRH
Intel® Desktop Board D865GVHZ
Intel® Desktop Board D865PERL
Intel® Desktop Board D875PBZ

Solution ID: CS-009052
Last Modified: 01-Oct-2014
Date Created: 01-Feb-2004
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