If you don’t have a floppy, you might just add a temporary IDE HD on the same ribbon as your optical drive Not at the Raid prompt Ok, I have updated the bios to The only thing I can think of offering you at this stage is a step-by-step walk-through with pics, one-step-at-a-time so we both know exactly what is going on. The fact that Windows Setup is not finding any hard disk drive leads me to ask about the history of that GB HDD, and its current state. I would like to install windows on the Sata and take the IDE out.

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Before you can use Windows Updatesthe a7nx8 must already have Service Pack 3 installed. The only time it did slow down was when I stopped my Folding Home or when I turned on the air-conditioning. The strange thing is I have not touched it since I started this thread.

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I have messed with this for 4 hours already with no luck. Looking at the socket area, there are four mounting holes for waterblocks and heatsinks, but is hampered by a row of big capacitors. It is worth a try.

Asus has a long established reputation of being full-featured and reliable and the A7N8X-E Deluxe continues in that tradition. Is this an issue with booting from a SATA drive not being supported by the motherboard, or is there something I have missed along the way that would enable me to boot from the SATA drive sats an exact copy of the old IDE drive contents on it.


The upper item listed is the latest version: Latest News Latest Videos. There is support for six USB 2.

So in the satx you should have 2 different options for SATA mode. Using the site is easy and fun. Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays everyone.

Make Google your friend too. Please elaborate on the circumstance in which the “drive is still not seen”.

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Hope this is enough info. Second boot is set as scsi, all the rest disabled. It found some thumb drives but not the gb SATA drive. The downside to this BIOS however is that you sometimes need to adjust one of the eight jumpers located on the motherboard, and some of them are in awkward locations.

Thank you for the input, I had been postponing this option due to the unpleasurable experience that installing Windows XP can be, especially for the third time in a month.

I have read other threads that have said what files I need, and I have the newest files on the floppy. I’d have to look around for that CD.


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I would like to install windows on the Sata and take the IDE out. Is this what you are referring to in your first post “My MB will see the. Let me know if you do have any trouble.

Have heard of some bad things. One other thing, when loading the drivers during XP instal at F6 prompt, XP suggested it had a better driver.

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This will allow the SATA hard drive to be detected and installation will proceed as expected. Download the asus update a7h8x if your nervous of updating the bios. What I’ve discovered since performing these operations is that my problem is not unique–there are lots of people on this and other web sites looking for a cure to this particular predicament.

First things first, I’ll assume we are talking about XP. All submitted content is subject to our Terms Of Use. Advanced bios settings raid or scsi mine is set as raid.