sata wont install on asus board

  Eutruckerman 10:48 23 Feb 07

Have replaced the Maxtor ATA drive with a WD SATA drive on a Asus A7n8x-Deluxe, want to install windows but windows is not reconising drive even though bios does on boot-up, any ideas! thanks

  brundle 10:52 23 Feb 07

Have the same setup - get Western Digital disk tools; click here

  terryf 10:52 23 Feb 07

Have you set the drive to master?

  Eutruckerman 10:58 23 Feb 07

Not set to master as bios should reconise , have tried the wd tools still no joy

  brundle 10:59 23 Feb 07

Is it set to SATA150?

  Eutruckerman 11:02 23 Feb 07

Yes, jumper on pins 5/6 to down rate it to 150 as is a sata300

  brundle 11:07 23 Feb 07

Are you installing Windows fresh? Have you put the sata drivers on a floppy, pressed F6 when prompted during install and allowed the setup program to load the drivers? click here

Silicon Image SiI 3112 SATALink Controller

  Eutruckerman 11:43 23 Feb 07

Yes fresh xp pro, I think that most proberly problem, i assumed that i did not need as drivers are on the mobo disc, will download and install,


  silentwalker 11:56 23 Feb 07

I had this type of problem to once. What you have to do is enter the bios and set the bios to read the S ata as an IDE (not raid), and then set the HDD (hard disk drive) on boot up to be the S ata drive, not any IDE drives you might also have installed.

  Eutruckerman 12:00 23 Feb 07

On boot up it does reconise the drive, problem is when windows kicks in and says a drive cant be found, also gone to the previous link for the drivers any ideas which link to go for as there many variants

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