You will need to have the SATA driver disquette ready and hit the F6 key when prompted about using additional controller drivers during setup. I’m beginning to suspect the Promise controller. The adapter cable is for both the power and the MB connections. When you say ” I can’t get the system to install the drive ” can you be more specific please? I just came across the following discussion: UK, up norf like! At least it’s showing something.

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Fri Dec 07, 2: The manual is available from the ASUS support site. I’m beginning to aata the Promise controller. Check your manual, if I remember correctly, your mobo only supports sata1 If as U say U have purchaced an new harddrive, it will be SataII, unless you specified a sataI harddrive.

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Aug 12, Posts: Sometimes you’Re lucky and WinXP SP2 install CDs will recognize the controllers right from the start when installing, but in practice, and especially with Asus boards’ Silicon Image controllers, I’ve always had to use the extra floppy disk to feed the drivers. I do have the jumper set for Sat Dec 08, 4: If I remember my a7v8x correctly, there are 2 sets of sata headers one of which is the raid controller.


Back to the search. As I stated, I can’t find a manual that covers this revision.

ASUS A7V8X, and SATA Drive problem.

I plugged everything in and started the computer booted the windows cd and it says there is no drive attached. Sat Dec 08, Default setting is disabled. Thanks for the help, Racer. Bios does not see the drive.

Fri Dec 07, 8: I go to Device Manager, and use Everest, just to see if the Drive has been recognized. Beedub on November 25, Now that the drive is installed, it doesn’t show up anywhere in cmos.

I think I ended up using the black headers, not the red ones.

Just in case there are more little goodies to check on. May 26, Posts: Of course I could be wrong, but I would suggest you concentrate on finding the correct setup options in the BIOS setup screen as nothing I have read indicates the a78x can’t handle a GB drive. During bootup, the fast controller screen gives me options for the drive, but nothing seems to be going on.


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Now i’m thoroughly confused Originally posted by vwracer I have no idea if there is a jumber to correct this. Everest has managed to find it, but only reports half of the available space. I would aa7v8x to know is there is a particular procedure for setting up the SATA headers, so they can recognize this drive. The following thread is relevant, especially the last entry: