Initial Setup Hard Drive Problems
Hey there everyone,
This is my first post here, I joined to get help with this problem. I read other threads about the same problem, but the solutions on those threads did not work for me for who knows what reason.
Anyway, I have a new Asus A7N8X Deluxe motherboard with a Athlon XP 2500+. Looking at the MB's features, I saw it had serial ATA support, so I got a Seagate 80 GB 7200 rpm Hard drive, part #: ST380013A.
Got everything plugged in, set the jumpers to allow Serial ATA - Started up the system. I then used Seagates Disk Wizard (or something like that) program to install the drive. After that I made sure the BIOS was set for the third boot device to be SCSI, as mentioned to do in this thread: http://www.sysopt.com/forum/showthre...=a7n8x+serial.
Anyway, so I try to install Windows XP, it doesn't detect a hard drive. The raid setup does detect it because I see it listed in a menu to setup for raid.
What is going on? How do I get my hard drive to work?
I am new at this so I do accept that I could have made mistakes, but it doesn't seem like it, I've double checked the above things plenty of times.
Thanks for the help,
Simple and common mistake. When Setup begins, you'll see "Setup is inspecting hardware..." on the top of the screen and "Press F6 to load 3rd-party storage drivers..." or similar on the bottom. You must press F6 here and have the SATA drivers ready on a floppy disk when Windows asks for them.
That's all it is.
Alright, thanks for the help, that is definitely what I was missing...
But - I don't have drivers, where can I find them, I've searched Seagate.com, and found nothing, just their diskwizard.
Thanks again for the help.
Stark Raving MOD
hard drives don't have drivers. he means the serial ATA card drivers. they should have come with the motherboard. if not, download them from the motherboard manufacturer's website.
ohhh, ok. Like I said, new to building my own computer.
Thanks, I'll do that.
Stark Raving MOD
no problemo. you won't learn anything unless you ask questions.
There are no stupid questions. Just stupid people that don't ask questions.
well, that took care of it, windows is installing now. Thanks alot guys, couldn't have got through that w/o your help. =)
Well, I got all of that worked out, but there is one more problem...
I have an AMD XP 2500+, but the computer thinks the processor is 1.1GHz. I believe that an XP 2500+ runs at 1800 some odd MHz.
I saw modifiers in the BIOS to change some things kinda like this... but I wouldn't know what to put in.
How do I fix this problem?
Change the Host Clock (FSB) to 166MHz in BIOS setup.
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