I’ve forgotten my password. I’d prefer to do a fresh install rather than bring over all the trash I have the registry. Home Reviews News Forums. This is how i got my dual sata 80gb maxtors working. Are you sure that you have not disabled the SATA ports? Community Forum Software by IP.

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But this problem threw me for a loop. As we will see shortly, the A7nn8x features reinforces this notion. With one drive, you don’t want it set for RAID.

I hope to have it done this weekend. Again, the problem I’m having is getting windows installed on the sata drives.

Posted 11 September – Maybe you can try keep the two Sata drives separate do not make them into an array and then install Windows. Leave memory frequency at SPD. Not having done this before, I am not sure what it will see.

TechSpot is dedicated to computer enthusiasts and power users. If it is seen in bios, this isn’t your issue, try going to computer management and initialize the disk. Of all the systems reviewed today, Asus has the nicest and cleanest priopietary software.

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ASUS A7N8X-E Deluxe SATA issue

I have installed a customised BIOS to overcome this limitation. Back to Hardware Forum 9 total posts Page 1 of 1. I assume at this point they had the drivers already loaded.

Yes, all references a7n8s be to GB drive but also apply to both drives. It found some satz drives but not the gb SATA drive. Only way to restart the PC is to turn the PS off on the back or remove the power plug Yes I have hit f4 to set up array as mirrored. AustrAlien Google is my friend. I had to make a bios and flash it to get my larger SATA to be recognised. It stops dead when at the bottom of screen says “setting up windows”.

Edited by jpd, 25 September – The other small barrier I face at the moment is that my floppy drive was retired to the “curious dissasembly” bench quite some time ago, and it’s looking now like I might need to go out and buy another and some floppy discs.

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Most motherboards enthusiast or otherwise include this as a matter of reliability and stability but Asus however chose not to include one. I no longer receive that prompt during POST. It is a sound objective. Also, there are two fan headers adjacent to the AGP a7nn8x see image below which can cause problems with large videocoolers as well see image below.

Poster rated this answer. I have not tried the IDE Version 1. I am really good at understanding computers, especially hardware issues.

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Set system performance to optimal. I’ve forgotten my password. Ok, I have updated the bios to These fan headers are a little close to the AGP slot.