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cant get my mb to use my sata hd

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#1 Cohort


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Posted 16 June 2005 - 07:21 PM


I just upgraded my compy with these parts..

epox 9npaj mb
gigabyte 6800 pci gf
80g hitachi sata hd
amd 3500+

I can get my version of xp to install, but when ever I reboot or restart the bios gives me an error of hard disk failure please insert system disk. Like I said up top all the items are new. I have never used a sata drive so I dont know if there is some kind of bios setting I am missing or not understanding. I have built pleanty of systems and for some reason this is stumping me big time. Anyone have any suggestions???


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Posted 16 June 2005 - 08:46 PM

Hello Cohort and welcome to BC.

Thats a nice Motherboard. I had a look at the manual and I really like this feature:

Simply press “ESC” to select your bootable device. No more hassle to search the BIOS menu, change and re-start.

The only thing that I could see that might pertain to your situation is this:

Page 4-8
OnChip IDE Channel 0/1
The mainboard supports two channel of ordinary IDE interface and one channel of
serial ATA interface. Select “Enabled” to activate each channel separately.
If you do not use the onboard IDE connector, set the Onboard Primary (Secondary)
PCI IDE to “Disabled”.


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