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mjrwingnut
December 22nd 04, 05:04 AM
I have a AMD 64bit MB K8V SE Deluxe MB. I am trying to figure out what
the hell I am doing wrong. I seem to get no help from ASUS support. Has
anyone else successfully installed a new SATA drive? I don't want a
RAID system I want it to replace my current ATA 133 HD.

Please email me with any tips


Thanks in advance

Iain Dingsdale
December 22nd 04, 02:35 PM
"mjrwingnut" > wrote in message
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>I have a AMD 64bit MB K8V SE Deluxe MB. I am trying to figure out what
> the hell I am doing wrong. I seem to get no help from ASUS support. Has
> anyone else successfully installed a new SATA drive? I don't want a
> RAID system I want it to replace my current ATA 133 HD.
>

You need to provide more details, what have you done, what is happening that
isnt to your liking etc?

> Please email me with any tips
>
>
> Thanks in advance
>

Dee
December 22nd 04, 02:55 PM
mjrwingnut wrote:
> I have a AMD 64bit MB K8V SE Deluxe MB. I am trying to figure out what
> the hell I am doing wrong. I seem to get no help from ASUS support. Has
> anyone else successfully installed a new SATA drive? I don't want a
> RAID system I want it to replace my current ATA 133 HD.
>
> Please email me with any tips
>
>
> Thanks in advance
>

Do you have the 64-bit drivers for your SATA channel? I don't think
they are on the CD for your board, but must be downloaded and put on a
floppy. In the early part of the installation, you are told to press F6
for additional SCSI and RAID drivers. You must press F6 when prompted
and put the floppy in when told to. Windows x64 will then load the SATA
drivers.

Oh, and be sure your SATA channel is enabled in your BIOS. It is not
necessary to do a RAID configuration to use the SATA.

EzAk
December 22nd 04, 10:07 PM
Dee wrote:
> mjrwingnut wrote:
>
>> I have a AMD 64bit MB K8V SE Deluxe MB. I am trying to figure out what
>> the hell I am doing wrong. I seem to get no help from ASUS support. Has
>> anyone else successfully installed a new SATA drive? I don't want a
>> RAID system I want it to replace my current ATA 133 HD.
>>
>> Please email me with any tips
>>
>>
>> Thanks in advance
>>
>
> Do you have the 64-bit drivers for your SATA channel? I don't think
> they are on the CD for your board, but must be downloaded and put on a
> floppy. In the early part of the installation, you are told to press F6
> for additional SCSI and RAID drivers. You must press F6 when prompted
> and put the floppy in when told to. Windows x64 will then load the SATA
> drivers.
>
> Oh, and be sure your SATA channel is enabled in your BIOS. It is not
> necessary to do a RAID configuration to use the SATA.
>
>
are you installing xp or xp 64bit? if xp watch the bottom of the screen
then hit F6 when it tells you too and use the floppy that came with your
board. IF 64bit then you need to get the 64bit drivers for your board
from asus then start the install and watch the bottom of the screen for
it to tell you when to hit F6 and follow the instructions...

Bob Knowlden
December 23rd 04, 02:49 AM
I'm not dead certain, but I believe that you don't need to install any
additional drivers if you are using the onboard (VT8237) SATA controller,
and you aren't going to use RAID. I also believe that you'll have to turn
the SATA Boot Rom option on in the BIOS, if the SATA drive is to be used as
the boot drive.

If you are using the Promise controller, you will probably have to install
drivers for it (F6 during the XP installation), even if you aren't using
RAID. (I see that Asus has drivers for download..) I suggest using the
onboard controller and disabling the Promise controller in the BIOS, if you
don't need it.

The reason I'm uncertain about this is that I haven't done it in my system.
My mainboard is the similar A8V, but I went directly to a pair of SATA
drives in RAID 0. The only system that I've had a single SATA drive in used
a P4P800 mainboard (Intel 865PE chipset), and it needed no additional
drivers to use a single SATA drive as the boot drive from the onboard
controller.

Incidentally, you may have invited a vast amount of spam by posting your
plain email address in a Usenet newsgroup. Good luck with that.

Bob Knowlden

Address may be scrambled. Replace nkbob with bobkn.

"mjrwingnut" > wrote in message
oups.com...
>I have a AMD 64bit MB K8V SE Deluxe MB. I am trying to figure out what
> the hell I am doing wrong. I seem to get no help from ASUS support. Has
> anyone else successfully installed a new SATA drive? I don't want a
> RAID system I want it to replace my current ATA 133 HD.
>
> Please email me with any tips
>
>
> Thanks in advance
>

EzAk
December 23rd 04, 03:48 AM
Bob Knowlden wrote:
> I'm not dead certain, but I believe that you don't need to install any
> additional drivers if you are using the onboard (VT8237) SATA controller,
> and you aren't going to use RAID. I also believe that you'll have to turn
> the SATA Boot Rom option on in the BIOS, if the SATA drive is to be used as
> the boot drive.
>
> If you are using the Promise controller, you will probably have to install
> drivers for it (F6 during the XP installation), even if you aren't using
> RAID. (I see that Asus has drivers for download..) I suggest using the
> onboard controller and disabling the Promise controller in the BIOS, if you
> don't need it.
>
> The reason I'm uncertain about this is that I haven't done it in my system.
> My mainboard is the similar A8V, but I went directly to a pair of SATA
> drives in RAID 0. The only system that I've had a single SATA drive in used
> a P4P800 mainboard (Intel 865PE chipset), and it needed no additional
> drivers to use a single SATA drive as the boot drive from the onboard
> controller.
>
> Incidentally, you may have invited a vast amount of spam by posting your
> plain email address in a Usenet newsgroup. Good luck with that.
>
> Bob Knowlden
>
> Address may be scrambled. Replace nkbob with bobkn.
>
> "mjrwingnut" > wrote in message
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>
>>I have a AMD 64bit MB K8V SE Deluxe MB. I am trying to figure out what
>>the hell I am doing wrong. I seem to get no help from ASUS support. Has
>>anyone else successfully installed a new SATA drive? I don't want a
>>RAID system I want it to replace my current ATA 133 HD.
>>
>>Please email me with any tips

>>
>>Thanks in advance
>>
>
>
>
xp doesnt have the drivers, you do need to install them