On both of these boards the result is the same, you can’t install to a single SATA drive. If you need assistance with this, let me know. Reply – Quote – Report Abuse. Merged the updated sata pci bios component to each of the respective motherboard bios updates: I only want to run one SATA and not two. The screen should then change to Windows Setup with a blue background. It will not boot at all.

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I swapped the IDE cables around Create a asus a7n8x sata discussion If you’re asking for technical help, please be sure to include all your system info, including operating system, model number, and any other specifics related to the problem.

Javascript Disabled Detected You currently have javascript disabled. Asus’s website has been less than helpful, and google searches didn’t net a hit on this combo and problem. Thanks to everyone at bleeping for your help! This is what Asus a7n8x sata did.

Asus a7n8x doesn’t recognize 1T sata drive?

So the solution I am after is how do I make the system boot from the sata drive whilst still having my old IDE drives running. SATA power disconnected but aasus attached. Yet if only the sata one is plugged in it will boot to windows. Asus a7n8x sata you boot from an Asus a7n8x sata installation CD, what exactly happens?


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Please register or login. To install the drivers for the SATA i had to copy the drives onto a floppy Everything looked good until I got to the portion on what drive to use and any partitions I wanted to make. If I find a way around this I will post it here. Then it sits there with “Starting up windows” in the bottom left of setup screen but does nothing maybe goes on to say it can’t find a hdd, dunno not patient enough.

I happened to get a seagate sata 80gb drive, and I hear they are a bit more troublesome than othe brands. If you still having asus a7n8x sata you might have to FR the old drive I’ll post more asus a7n8x sata after I have asus a7n8x sata chance to babysit with the install I no longer receive that prompt during POST.

I’m currently running XP but plan to upgrade to Win7.

asus a7n8x sata Also tried the drivers from the Western Digital site and this does different. If you enter the SATARaid Utility you are told a drive is missing and if you wait for the RAID setup screen to pass and then try to install Windows you can get as far as ‘Installing Windows’ which stalls for a long time before reporting that no hard drive is asus a7n8x sata.


When I connected the new drive, the system just hangs at the point where it’s listing the drives right before boot. I turn to the gurus for enlightenment Refer to Dalton’s response for a fix for that item. This is what we’ve done: If you have CD drives connected to the Primary channel, try asus a7n8x sata them to the Secondary channel and asus a7n8x sata the Hard Drive to the Primary. Is this what you are referring to in your first post “My MB will see the.

ASUS A7N8X + single SATA HDD as boot dev’. How do I make it work?

Your name or email address: Is it connected to the Primary or Secondary channel? I’ve forgotten my password.

Lets make this shorter and easier to read.