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SATA Mobo Blues

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#1 dankin


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Posted 26 May 2005 - 11:34 PM


Just built me a shiny new 'puter with an ASUS K8N-E deluxe MoBo and a Maxtor 160 GB SATA drive. Windows XP fails to find the blinking drive. HeLp !! :thumbsup:

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Edited by Leurgy, 27 May 2005 - 12:00 PM.

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#2 Xven


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Posted 28 May 2005 - 01:29 AM

Hard to believe, yet I have the exact same problem. I got myself a new rig setup on a ASUS K8V-E Deluxe and have a 160 GB SATA HD. Now, when I try to install XP (or any other OS for that matter) it doesn't seem to detect any tangible hard drives. Later I realised that I have RAID missing. Anyway to turn raid off, and have this as a standalone drive? Please answer, I'm desperate. I've waited an eternity for this computer and I'm getting really frustrated :thumbsup:

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Posted 28 May 2005 - 03:19 AM

Hi both,
I just did a quick search for SATA problems on ASUS mobos and got plenty of hits. Unless your SATA ports are dead (which was reported) it looks most likely a BIOS setting problem. You may need to update the BIOS.
The general impression I got was to avoid factory default settings, enable both SATA channels even if you only have one drive, and set up standalone drive(s) first, get to RAID later.

Sorry no specific ideas. hth. :thumbsup:

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