Thank you again Daniel. I return so much stuff to them after awhile. How did you set up your via controller in the bios? Second, I’m aware that I have to install drivers from the Asus CD, but I’m not sure which ones to use for my configuration. MadJack , Sep 30,

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I have installed the SATA raid drivers during the windows xp installation by pressing F6 etc, however when I finish the installation it is still saying that I have no hard drives installed. At this point, my hdd was delxe by the bios a good sign. What is the hdd mode set to in the bios? I am going insane.

Asus A8V Deluxe gurus – help with SATA drives

What is the size of the new hard drive you want to install? Sep 30, 3. You will want to get the latest chipset and storage driver packages from the VIA siteinstead of using the older zata on the Asus site.


When windows is installed with all drivers, you can turn it back on.

If it was not for your information here I would have literally thrown my SATA drive out the window and called it a day.

A8R-MVP sli crossfire Problem The os is set up fine,on maxtor gb sata2 System occasionally cant find saat On investigation mobo has reverted satz the wd hdd ide as primary boot device. I am building an A8V-based system, including the following components: Can my mb be bad? Anyway I am having the satw problem as Eugene, I can install windows x64 but it just wont boot.

I have no problem booting x86 32 bit windows but whenever i try booting windows 64 my pc just keep restarting before it gets into windows. Without it I would have taken a sledgehammer to my motherboard. Seriously, more should be done by gimps at Microsellouts to enable easier installations.

When you boot win98 install cd there is no option to press F6 install additional drivers like there is with winXP. You are losing out on amazing benefits because you are not aata member.

Please help i am going crazy. Windows Explorer does NOT recognize the second drive. I can load windows setup run the promise fast track controller 64 bit and then it tell sme that theres no hard drive.


SLI more ddluxe than it was in 97? Joined Jul 18, Messages 1, It certainly set the direction for me to get my winxp system installed.

We also recommend backing up any information you do not want to lose. Ok The computer is mainly up and running.

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I have two more questions, the first one concerning the WD Raptor. When delyxe XP released? Thank you again Daniel. Let Windows setup the partition and install: But thanks to this tutorial im now finally underway with installing winxpsp2 after 2 days of frustrtion! It would suck having to re-install everything. I just thought I would clear up some confusion before I began the OS install process.