What am I doing wrong???
This is will give a few of you a good laugh for sure as itís a newbe stupid question.
Have just fired up theA7N8X deluxe for the first time and everything looks good, but when I go to put an operating system on it said that it couldnít find the HDD. Iíve checked the jumper setting on the SATA and it is enabled, as I only have one SATA HDD.
What am I doing wrong.???
make sure the hard drive is detected in the bios. If it's a western digital or IBM double chk ide sttings on drive. have cd rom as 1st boot device & start up w/ OS cd in cd rom.
Mod w/ an attitude
In the BIOS, make sure all of the drive configurations are set to full auto select, not individually setup with heads, cylinders, tracks, etc.
ALWAYS use auto select.
Sounds like your operating system of choice doesn't have a driver for the SATA chipset.
What Peter said. If you're trying to install XP, put the SATA driver disk that should have come with your mobo and press F6 shortly after booting off the Windows CD, when it asks if you want to load RAID or SCSI drivers.
Ok have check to make sure that primary and secondary IDEís are on auto, have tried to auto detect, but no luck there. The operating system Iím trying to install is XP pro, my main concern is that the HDD is not seen in the BIOS.
The HDD is a - Seagate Barracuda Serial ATA V 80GB
Would you please mind the previous posts? You have to load the SATA drivers (storage device driver) during Windows Setup. You do that by pressing F6 as Setup begins and supplying the drivers when prompted.
Most importantly, you must set the boot sequence in BIOS to Floppy, CDROM, SCSI. The IDE controllers have nothing to do with this. You are using them for CDs only.
Please read the manual.
Last edited by BipolarBill; 11-22-2003 at 05:39 PM.
MS MCP, MCSE
Here is a link to BpB's sticky, at the top of this forum. Which is also in your other post about your cpu fsb.
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