Gigabyte K8U motherboard fails to detect SATA drive
Posted on 2006-07-01
I am having trouble getting my GA-K8U up and running.
I have it hooked up to a single SATA drive [Seagate Barracuda 7200.8 ST3250823AS 250GB 7200 RPM Serial ATA150] and cannot seem to get it to recognize the drive. When I boot into the BIOS CMOS setup and attempt to switch channel 2 to auto detect the BIOS sceen locks and forces me to reboot. Suspecting that I must have the RAID configuration wrong, I entered the RAID, JBOD foniguration setup, which interestingly shows the drive, but will not accept any keybord inputs. Interestingly, I do see the drive on vethis screen.
I have also tried booting from both the Windows CD and the Gigabyte drivers and utilities CD that came with the board. The driver CD fails to recognize the drive and forces me to reboot. The windows install CD either hangs at the "Stating up windows" phase of the install (most often) or occasionally gives me the the cannot detect storage device message.
I have also attempted to install windows on a USB drive, just to get the machine booting up.
After completing the DOS style phase of the process, Windows is bluescreening on reboot.