Posted 12 January 2008 - 05:49 PM
OK. So, some of the problem was me. I accidentally had BIOS SATA mode set to IDE instead of RAID (because I have only one drive). Switching modes to RAID allows me to enter BIOS setup with the drive plugged into the board.
Now my problem is with windows setup. I have created a driver diskette from Biostar's website for the board and hit F6 dring install to load 3rd party drivers. The first time I tried to re-install windows, it found the hard drive. Something didn't work as expected, so I had to start the setup process over, and this time the drive was not found. I tried again a couple times and the same thing: no drive found. So I turned off the computer for about and hour and then tried again. It found the hard drive, but when setup needed to reboot after copying files, everything went back to square one. No hard drive found.
Now, I had this drive attached to my old board, and working, but sometimes (10-25% of the time) the drive was not found during boot and I would have to reboot.
The only thing I can think of is that my 500W power supply isn't big enough to deal with everything. I have a CDR/W, DVDR/CDR/W, floppy, AGP video card, and SATA HDD attached to the power supply. Is that my problem, or is there something else I'm doing wrong, or need to try?