Check that the port is enabled in the system BIOS.
Best of Luck,
Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
Windows help - www.rickrogers.org
"will_s" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
>I have just brought an external Hard Drive Enclosure ( Vantec NexStar
>3 )which has esata ( external sata connector)as well as USB2 and as my
>mobo (Asus A8N32-SLI )supports esata ( has a connection on the back plate )
>I expected it to work but nothing at all from it. Can connect via USB but I
>would love the speed of esata.
> Now is could be a Vista problem or something totally different . Any
> suggestions ?