Solved

BIOS doesn't see SATA HD.

Posted on 2004-03-23
4
767 Views
Last Modified: 2010-04-03
I'm trying to clean install WIn XP Pro on brand new system w/Asus A7N8X-E DL, however,
I get a msg than Win cannnt find my SATA HD.
Installed  on MB Phoenix BIOS tells me the name of my drive, its capacity, but, otherwise tells me there's nothing installed as either primary or secondary drive other than the DVD recorder.
Auto IDE HDD function doesn't work either, maybe 'cos I don't have an IDE HD.
Pressing F6 during Win boot brings me to the option of installing OEM drives through a Floppy drive that I do not have.
Jumpers on MB are set by defaoult to SATA Enable.
Please, help.
Thanks
0
Comment
Question by:RoscoeTanner
  • 2
4 Comments
 
LVL 6

Expert Comment

by:HippyWarlock
ID: 10660164
Auto IDE should work and IIRC you have got IDE - IDE=ATA or thereabouts

Have you got the Master slave configuration via the drives jumpers and Bios sorted?

Here's the link for driver updates - worth checking no matter how new
http://www.asus.com.tw/support/download/item.aspx?ModelName=A7N8X-E%20Deluxe
0
 
LVL 18

Accepted Solution

by:
chicagoan earned 250 total points
ID: 10660969
do you have a driver for the SATA controller ?
if so you may need to install it at the beginning of the XP install   F12
also if it's a raid controller you'll have to use the raid bios to create a virtual drive or set it up for a single - non-raid config
0
 
LVL 12

Expert Comment

by:craskin
ID: 10661325
chicagoan is correct. you have to setup the drive in the raid bios first. if the raid bios isn't showing up shortly after the computer posts, then you need to turn on the raid in the computer bios. after the drive is setup in the raid bios, you absolutely must use the drivers during the windows install for the installer program to be able to use the drive.
0
 
LVL 6

Expert Comment

by:HippyWarlock
ID: 10664112
If you haven't got RAID and you haven't mentioned it, then you don't need to do F6.

 
0

Featured Post

Free Gift Card with Acronis Backup Purchase!

Backup any data in any location: local and remote systems, physical and virtual servers, private and public clouds, Macs and PCs, tablets and mobile devices, & more! For limited time only, buy any Acronis backup products and get a FREE Amazon/Best Buy gift card worth up to $200!

Join & Write a Comment

Suggested Solutions

Sometimes the best way to deal with an infected computer is to boot from external media and run your tools from there.  The reason you may wish to do this really depends on the infection.  Some malware is so recalcitrant that no matter what you do i…
A bootable USB key can be very handy now-a-days. My favorite USB key consists of our Windows 7 image, network card drivers (to connect up to a Ghost server), the latest BIOS updates for all of our PCs and CopyWipe (to erase a retired PC) Creating…
This tutorial will walk an individual through the process of installing the necessary services and then configuring a Windows Server 2012 system as an iSCSI target. To install the necessary roles, go to Server Manager, and select Add Roles and Featu…
This Micro Tutorial will teach you how to reformat your flash drive. Sometimes your flash drive may have issues carrying files so this will completely restore it to manufacturing settings. Make sure to backup all files before reformatting. This w…

706 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

18 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now