Aug 6, Posts: R-Studio is so worth it, freaking excellent software! If I use either Promise port with Raid enabled, the systems searches for a long time, then says it can’t find anything. Also, i wasn’t able to get the floppy drive, but i have a usb key, and i have the update file on it, but i have no idea in the bios where to look to see if i can update the bios with a usbkey. The drives OS cannot communicate with the board, that simple. Mar 17, Posts:

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If i skip F6 stage, it tells me it cant fint any HDD’s to install onto. The only drives i’ve ever seen it list in bios is the 1 ide drive, which does me no good.

That worked but now my OS is slowly corrupting itself. If it was not w8v your information here I would have literally thrown my SATA drive out the window and called it a day.

Install SATA hdd on ASUS A8V Deluxe Motherboard

A8R-MVP sli crossfire Problem The os is set up fine,on maxtor gb sata2 System occasionally cant find os On investigation mobo has reverted to the wd hdd ide as primary boot device. Mon Nov 01, 8: Thread starter InnocentCriminal Start date May 17, JNavy89GTAug 5, Jan 15, Posts: Jun 22, Posts: I really hope this is just a setting in the bios that i’m missing, and not a physical problem Thanks for your time.


So i press ‘g’ and it scans for something else now, i assume the other sata chip, it then finds my raptor system diskthen after that screen it asks which flavor of windows i want to load, i select the correct one and press enter, then it sits at a blank screen for a few seconds, then reboots! FatForester New Member May 17, Can anyone help me?

Joined Jun 27, Messages 3, Asus A8v mobo with. Please tell me all the specs of the motherboard so i can help you better. Swta am going insane.

BombThePeer Banned May 19, I’ve tried all of them in these configurations. Joined Jan 30, Messages 46, Which doesn’t bloody work.

Joined Feb 21, Messages 6, 1. Setup continued loading some files for a minute or two, then presented a screen asking whether I wanted to load anything else, in addition to the “SCSI” drivers that I had already indicated–this an apparent reference to the F6 keypress from before.


Click the “Drivers” one and choose the package with a description of: Mon Nov 01, 4: You have a Promise Chip a VIA chip a8 a VIA chipset combo When the bios routine starts it looks for a bootable device per cmos settings, going by what is preferenced if available. I can load windows setup run the promise fast track controller 64 bit and then it szta sme that theres no hard drive.

Try the fastrak raid drivers from a floppy drive again, is the best i can suggest to do, there under IDE on the A8V download site on website.

If every thing is set properly. Perhaps, the firmware of the SATA Controller of the motherboard does not support the capacity of the new drive and might need updating.

I have had some difficulties with mine, because the SATA connectors are so fucked-up.