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Help with ASUS P5K-E SATA drive detection

Question: Help with ASUS P5K-E SATA drive detection

I've considered installing Windows XP32bit instead of Windows Vista 64bit, but when installing Windows XP you need to hit F6 key to install RAID drivers for it to detect the Sata HDDs.

This was simple with my old motherboard (ABIT AV8 3rd Eye) because I had a floppy with the required drivers on, but now I don't have any floppy... can I download the files somewhere?

I hope what I've said is clear Please ask if there are any problems understanding something



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Preferred Solution: Help with ASUS P5K-E SATA drive detection

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Answer: Help with ASUS P5K-E SATA drive detection

You should be able to find the drivers at:

I've had to install a driver for a RAID array, but never a drive.

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I am running XP Pro, with Asus K8V SE M\B and currently Maxtor SATA drive.
I needed to clone my hard drive to a new one, as the old one was suspect.
I used Norton Ghost to clone my O\S and data over to the new "WD" SATA drive (which was connected via a sata-usb adapter for convenience)

When inserting the new WD drive in to the M\B, the bios wouldn't detect the drive at all (although Windows had previously). I tried all SATA connectors on the board, but no joy with detection.
The old MAXTOR drive was only 2 yrs old (80gb), and the new drive is 250gb.

I can't see any settings in the bios to detect the sata drive.

Any ideas guys?

Many Thanks


Answer:Asus K8V SE and SATA Drive detection

IIRC these old VIA sets with the VT8237 southbridge did not upport booting from SATA. I coud well be wrong and it might be that you have to install the VIA motherboard drivers for the SATA to function. Either way it is indeed a pain.

I would reinstall the old drive and make sure the SATA drivers are indeed there. Then I would reclone the new drive from there and stand back and see what explodes.

Good luck.

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I currently have two IDE harddrives in my machine. However the second smaller one is failing so i brought myself a nice shiny 500gb SATA drive. However, if i plug in all the cables into the Sata Drive and then plug the other end into the Motherboard and PSU. When i turn the machine on it won't boot up. I get past the BIOS (Which has detected the new addition) and then the point where it should display the windows loading, i just get a blank screen.

If i switch the computer off and boot up again, i get the message saying "Windows did not boot up correctly" and if i pick safe mode or normal boot up, i still get the blank screen..

If i upplug the hard drive, i get normal operating computer.

Any ideas?

Answer:New Sata Drive detection and Windows Bootup

Yup, boot into Safe Mode, and download and install the SATA/RAID drivers for your particular board. Then, restart, and you should be fine.

You could do the same by unplugging the new HDD, and booting up normally, if you're not getting internet access with Safe Mode.

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I am having difficulty with my ASUS SDRW-08D1S-U external optical drive. My computer is an ASUS UL30A notebook with Windows 7. The strange thing is that it was working initially, but now a few days later, it stopped working for some reason. If I go to My Computer, I can see my harddrives (C and D) listed, but not my optical drive. If I go to Control Panel, and click on Devices and Printers, I see my optical drive listed under Devices as SDRW-08D1S-U, with a small yellow triangle icon with an exclamation point on it. If I double click on it, and then click on the Hardware tab, it states at the bottom – “Device Status: Windows cannot load the device driver for this hardware. The driver may be corrupted or missing.” If I click on the Properties button, it basically says the same thing, with the addition of: (Code 39). I have tried updating the driver, and it states that I have the appropriate and latest driver. I have tried disabling and enabling driver. I have tried right clicking on the icon and Troubleshooting.

Finally, I tried uninstalling the driver. And then when I plugged the drive back in, it states that the “Device driver software was not successfully installed.”

I am using the supplied USB Y cable with both ends plugged in. I have tried it also with only one of the two ends plugged in, and also with regular non-Y configuration USB cables.

I will add that I never installed the original software on the CD that came with the drive. I was about to install it when ... Read more

Answer:Driver detection/loading issue with ASUS SDRW-08D1S-U external optical drive

No replies yet...I guess there is no easy fix for this... I'll probably put up the drive for sale and get something else...

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I just bought a WD1600JD SATA hard drive but can't use it cause the bios on my ASUS K8V-X motherboard won't see it.

I have tried everything and it just won't work. Took it back to the shop and they tried it out and it showed straight away. The shop even installed XP on it but it still won't show on my computer.

I upgraded to the latest BIOS but that doesn't make any difference

Could someone please help out as I don't want to be stuck with a hard drive I can't use

Many thanks in advance

Answer:ASUS K8V-X won't see SATA drive

Do you have more than one drive?

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I just bought a WD1600JD SATA hard drive but can't use it cause the bios on my ASUS K8V-X motherboard won't see it.

I have tried everything and it just won't work. Took it back to the shop and they tried it out and it showed straight away. The shop even installed XP on it but it still won't show on my computer.

I upgraded to the latest BIOS but that doesn't make any difference

Could someone please help out as I don't want to be stuck with a hard drive I can't use

Many thanks in advance

Answer:ASUS K8V-X won't see SATA drive

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Hi, thanks for looking at my problem.
I just built a new (my 1st build ) computer and am having trouble booting with my hard drive and dvd drive. Here what has been happening.

It starts up, showing the motherboard graphic
Then says the BIOS is Initializing...

Then it displays 2 messages on the screen saying this...
(The |'s indicated where the screen cuts off)

|pter 1
|ks Information:
| No hard disk is detected!
|pter 2
|ks Information:
| No hard disk is detected!

Then goes on to the next screen and says...

Reboot and Select proper Boot device
Insert Boot Media in selected Boot device and press a key

I put my windows vista install DVD in my dvd drive and pressed a key but the message just repeats.

Im going to try and provide as much info as I can on the problem, please bear with me! :P

First off, links to my hardware:

ASUS board
ASUS DVD-ROM (I bought this a while back for my old computer and it was working recently)
SATA drive

First let me explain everything I've done with the SATA drive and board.

On the board there are 3 boxes to connect to, on the layout on the manual they are called SATA13 (for SATA1 and 2), SATA24 (3 and 4) and SATA_RAID. Initially I had connected the HD to the SATA1 connection in the SATA13 box and recieved the double No Hard Disk Is Detected! messaged during startup. I decided to connect it to the SATA_RAID box (I tried both connections... Read more

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I recently installed a SATA drive with a SIIG SATA controller on my A7V133 mobo and have been using the drive a few weeks for backup files. Now I want to use it as my boot drive, but Win XP Setup can't detect it. Before booting from the XP CD, I enabled SCSI in BIOS, set SCSI as second in boot sequence (after CD-ROM) and entered the SI website's latest driver when called for in Setup. The setup message is "there is no disk in this drive" and it labels the drive as "157066 MB disk 0 at Id 0 on bus 0 on si3112 (MBR)." The Asus has a RAID option, but I'm not sure whether this would be an option since the drive runs off its own card. Appreciate suggestions!

Answer:Asus A7V133 and SATA drive

You should have gotten a CD with your motherboard drivers on it, if you look through there, there should be raid/scsi chipset drivers for your OS. Copy those to Floppy ( preferably just the version you need).

When you start installation of XP hit F6 to install 3rd party scsi drivers, after some time it will ask you to select your device. Put the floppy in and select your device and it will read off your floppy ( it should display your chipset controller).

Then it should take you to your partition screen, install the os on your SATA drive.

I know youre not using raid ( I think),but my promise chipset controls both my raid and my SATA drives. Should be the same for your chipset. Unfortunatly, you have to "preinstall" the drivers to full functionality, to use part of it.

Its much easier if you just slipstream through. You can do everything all in one swoop, raid drivers, sp2....

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Hi all,

Sorry I'm new here, I've been trying to fix this problem for a while and really am quite stuck.

My brother recently got a nice brand new SATA DVD+-RW drive for his Windows XP machine. However, the drive has issues - when reading any type of disk (on a fresh install of Windows XP Pro, SP3 installed) it seems to instantly restart, followed by a "Windows has recovered from a serious error" message. The error details (as recorded by him) read as below:

BCCode : 10000050 BCP1 : E8270100 BCP2 : 00000000 BCP3 : 80564328
BCP4 : 00000002 OSVer : 5_1_2600 SP : 3_0 Product : 256_1


The interesting detail is that Windows installs just fine using it - it's only as soon as he gets to actually using Windows that he runs into problems. We tried an old IDE CDROM drive in it's place temporarily and it works just fine.

It's the second SATA device on the machine, there is already a SATA HDD running.

I'm guessing it might be a driver or power issue, but I'm not really sure what to do - would it be worth getting a new power supply or does anyone have any ideas on some software options I could take?

Any input/help would be greatly appreciated!



Answer:ASUS SATA DVD drive issues

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I have a ASUS K8V SE MOBO which supports SATA primary and secondary drives, as well as RAID configruations. I currently have Windows XP with a 160 GIG IDE Drive as primary. I bought a SATA drive (300 G, WD) in the hope of making it a secondary drive for data.

The MOBO comes with PRomise RAID controller, but I am still unable to setup the new SATA drive. I have enabled the Promise controller in the BIOS Setup, but as the machine boots, the controller reports on Devices found. I have connected the drive to the Primary SATA connector.

Has anyone had similar experiences?. Can anyone guide me as to how to set up this drive as a Primary SATA drive.


Answer:SATA Drive - Problems on ASUS K8V SE

Hi and welcome to Techspot. Since you have two different-sized drives, you will not be needing the RAID controller. Disable it, and everything should work fine.

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I recently installed my new seagate250g barracuda 7200.10 sata drive on my asus A8N-SLI motherboard and there is no detection,i already have had a maxtor40g sata drive installed and no problems there,is it that the hard drive is junk because i don't even hear the drive spin after power is on or am i just that much of a noob and i am not doing something correct please anyone help.

Answer:sata drive not detected by my asus A8N-SLI

Make sure that power and signal cables are connected correctly. Try a different set of cables since you may have a bad cable.Important: if the drive has never been initialized, partitioned, and formatted, it will not show up under 'Computer', go to disk manager and see if it is there as a raw drive. If you find it there, you will need to do the above before it is assigned drive letter(s) and show up along side of your other drives in computer.You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.

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I've been trying for the last 3 days to get my new Seagate SV35.3 up and running with my K8v SE Deluxe with no luck. Whatever I do my motherboard just doesn't want to see the drive. I currently have my system drive on a WD IDE and I'm replacing my current internal storage drive (also in IDE) with the Seagate sata.

I am connecting the Seagate it to SATA1. I've been to the ASUS download section for my motherboard and have downloaded every driver that could possilby work but this motherboard will just not see my drive. I've tried hooking it up to the Promise and downloaded those drivers but with no luck either. The drive is very quiet but it's heating up which leads me to believe it's getting power and therefore not the power cable.

When I plug the drive into the Promise (Primary Sata) with the Onboard Promise Controller enabled in the bios (Onboard IDE Operate Mode), it says 1 of 2 things. Either, Detecting, then "Warning- The BIOS does not find proper hardware configuration, Please check your system again!
Detecting.....then it lists one of the long numbers that's on the top of the Seagate, followed by IDE BUS Master Enabled. One would think an encouraging sign. Read on...

When I try to boot with Onboard Promise Controller set to RAID, the drive also shows up as
ID =1
1+0 Stripe
Size 500107M
Track Mapping 60801/255/63
Status = Functional
with an option to enter Fastbuild Utility.

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Answer:ASUS K8V Deluxe Won't see my Sata drive

Could be Bios update


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hey i got a brand new asus dvd drive and everytime i tried to make a back up of anything it freezes my computer and i couldn't do anything else.
please help
i'm using window vista 32 bit ultimate
gigabyte ga-m 56 s3 bios updated
gt8600 xxx
patriot ddr2 4gig(2x2) 800mhz
3 hdd (500,250,80)
enermax 620 wattz

Answer:Asus sata dvd drive 2014L1T

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Hi, I installed a lot of systems with sata drives, I always press F6 when win asks for drivers but in my last computer (asus a7v600 athlon2200+ 512 ddr 266) when I try to install winxp pro, it doesn't ask me for drivers and prompts directly to the blue screen that ask to press f3 to install winxp but pressing f3 it tells me that there's no hd. does anyone know how I can install xp on my sata drive?

Answer:installing XP on sata drive asus a7v600

try F8

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Hi. I am trying to upgrade my ATA HDD to SATA. The plan was to connect my new SATA hdd to my exsisting system and then use Norton Ghost to copy to new hdd, remove the old hdd and voila??OK, major flaw? Can't get my system to recognise the new hdd. The drive is connected to the mobo with SATA cable,the jumpers are in the correct position, on booting i can't get BIOS to find the new hdd. So, therefore the 'new hardware wizard' doesn't activate. I have managed to install drivers, but apparently they are unsigned (Silicon Image SiI 3112 RAID controller), and are also marked with a ! in device manager.I have read numerous threads on this, and the majority of answers are for setting up a new system. I have tried auto detect in BIOS, but with no joy. System details: Win XP, ASUS a7n8x deluxe MOBO - pcb2.0, 2600+, maxtor40gb ATA100 HDD, 1GB ram. The new SATA drive is Samsung spinpoint p series 80gb.Don't understand !Thanks

Answer:Asus mobo won't recognise sata drive

The problem is,BIOS doesn't "see" the SATA.You need the Si3112 driver installed correctly,as yours has an (!) beside it,the system will never be able to use it.None of the Si3112 drivers are XP certified,but they still work as they should.During bootup(with the driver correctly installed)you should see a script saying something similar to "SATA Link Controller...." and below it "Primary...(description of SATA drive)"I am midway thru a large d/l,but once its done I will reboot my PC and give you the exact wording of the screen prompt.

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To give a bit of background, I've used SATA before on this custom built (by a friend) PC and it worked. When I reformated and so forth however, I bought a new SATA drive and this one refuses to be detected. I have an ASUS A8V Deluxe board and I plugged in the power cord and the SATA cable. There are 4 places I can plug in the SATA cable on my motherboard: 2 black ones that say SATA1 I think (hard to read) and 2 red ones that say SATA RAID1 I think. Anyway, I plug them into the black ones and my computer boots goes past the SATA detection utility and thinks its an IDE drive and it says that the 250gb drive is there; model number and all, but I can't configure it through that.

If I plug it into either red one the SATA utility says "Scanning drives..."
"Harddrive initiate failed.....
The BIOS has not installed....check device!!!!"

Yes, with that bad grammar and punctuation.

Anyway, I went into the BIOS to see if my controllers for SATA were on. I only saw the IDE controllers (my main HD is IDE, the one with windows), and I saw no SATA controller options at all! I installed the drivers on my motherboard disk and actually went the extra mile to find the newest compatible ones, no dice.

So anyway, someone please help! I spent $100 on this HD and I'd like it to work. Thanks ahead of time.

Answer:SATA drive not detected with Asus board

replace the hard drive, is the hard drive Maxtor?

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Hello Everyone!

Ok, I'm totally frustrated. I have a PC DL Deluxe mother board, in which I was using a 500 gig Sata drive without any issues. I had 3, 150 gig sata hard drives kicking around, so I decided to buy more sata cables to connect them to my computer.

Well, after plugging them in, only one of the 3 extra drives works. Now, I know for sure all of the drives work. And it's some kind of issue with the sata port things on my computer.

When this computer was first built for me, I did have raid and I knew that some drivers had to be downloaded ("RAID" / "PROMISE") (those words stick out in my head) and installed with a 3.5 diskette so the drives would be seen or setup with raid.

Well, since then I've wiped my computer and no longer use RAID. I only want to use these 4 drives as NORMAL hard drives. So, when I connected them all I didn't think I would need to do anything, but I guess I am wrong.

Can someone please help me? I have no clue what to do. I'm totally lost.

Answer:Asus - PC DL Deluxe - Sata Drive Issues

It sounds like you need to reset your BIOS so that the other SATA drives are enabled. Go into the BIOS setup at boot time by repeatedly tapping "Del" (on my computer anyway) as the computer starts the boot cycle. Under one of the headings (Advanced BIOS Features is mine) you will see the 1st boot device etc. Probably the 3rd and 4th are disabled or set to Network. Just enable. Then save and exit the BIOS.

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Hi all, just putting a PC together and have decided to go the route of SATA with a single 160GB SATA drive.The problem is that as soon as I install the raid drivers (having installed XP) the PC will fail to boot past the windows screen. Seems to hang on "mup.sys" driver file in System32.I have a Gigabyte GA7 NNXP with a single SATA as master and all is fine.Has anyone got a A7N8X with a single SATA drive that works?Also, the PC seems to hang on Verifying DMI Pool Data unless there is the XP cd in the drive and the PC is set to boot from CD rom as first boot device.The shop that soldthe drive HAD opened it and there was evidence of another installation of XP.Is the drive likely to be faulty or will the ASUS not work with a single SATA drive?many thanks, Smiffy

Answer:Asus A7N8X Deluxe & 1 SATA drive -Will it work?

This may hereI am not familiar with this board, but there should be no reason why it should not boot from one SATA drive. You say that you have installed X\P. Is it up and running or are you still in the set up mode. I see that you have installed the raid drivers, did you take these from the motherboard installation disk? Were it says copy to diskette.Also have you installed the SATA drivers from the hard disk manufactures web site, when loading the O\S?

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I am trying to get windows xp installed on my new system but it keeps telling me that it can't find a hard drive on my system. I have used the motherboard cd to make a sata driver disk and I have pressed F6 at the beginning of the XP cd loading. I have chosen the WINXP Promise driver, it loads it I press enter then I press enter again to install windows and it says that there is NO HARD DRIVE. WHAT THE CRAP! Can someone give me some help. I have 4 serial ata ports on the motherboard. 2 of which have "pri sata" & "sec sata" written. The other 2 have "sata1" & "sata2" written. Is there a certain one that I should plug into? HELP! Should I use the power adapter for the SATA DRIVE or just the regular power cable? ANY help would be great thanks!

Answer:Maxtor 160 Gb Sata Hard Drive On An Asus K8v Se Deluxe M.b.

With SATA, there are 2 POST's. First is BIOS. 2nd is SATA. Enter the 2nd by pressing a key. Refer to manual. Add the new drive there. Save and reboot.

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Hi, i am having some problems with my new system that i am building.

I have bought all the parts, and everything is being detected apart from the SATA 1TB Hard Disk Drives.

I have two 1 TB Sata Drives and they are not being detected by the BIOS or by windows installation boot disk.

Under the Bios Main Tab i see the following:

Main Settings

System Time
System Date

Primary IDE Master :[Not Detected]
Primary IDE Slave :[Not Detected]
SATA 1 :[Not Detected]
SATA 2 :[Not Detected]
SATA 3 :[Not Detected]
SATA 4 :[Not Detected]
SATA 5 :[Not Detected]
SATA 6 :[Not Detected]
SATA Configuration

System Information
Under SATA Configuration i have tried setting the drives to RAID, and IDE, i have also tried Disabling the OnChip SATA Controller with no luck in detecting the Drives.

I have never used a SATA hard Drive before so i may be setting something incorrectly in the bios.

Please bare in mind that this is a new build so i do not have a current windows installation of any kind.

Any help would be greating appreciated.


Answer:Asus M4A88T-M Not detecting Sata Hard Drive

Two things. Make sure all of your connection are correct (I would reseat each connection including the power connectors) for the 2 SATA drives and check that the SATA Controller is set to AHCI (Advanced Host Controller Interface). You should be able to verify this in the Integrated Perpherals section of BIOS.

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Hey guys, hoping you can help, i have tried everything...
I have a ASUS CM5570 desktop, this originally had a 640GB SATA drive that crashed. I replaced the drive with an identical one, couldnt get the machine to see it, in other words woulds boot to it, so I tried a different drive, a 120GB SATA drive, I was able to load an image on it and it works fine.....Still cant get the SATA drive to show up, EXCEPT if I connect it via USB...just to try, I got another 640GB SATA drive and had the same result. Any ideas? I am actually repairing this for a friend....Thanks for your help!!

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Answer:SATA Drive Not Showing Up / asus cm5570 Desktop

What OS?
Can you see this drive in the BIOS?

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Good evening!
I have the asus board in my Vista Ultimate system. I had a couple of 500GB sata drives, and wanted to replace one of them with a 1T drive(Western Digital WD10000CSRTL) . When I connected the new drive, the system just hangs at the point where it's listing the drives right before boot. Strange thing is, it gets the model number, but hangs at capacity. It does the same thing even if it's the only sata drive in the system. Does the a7n8x board support drives that large, or do I need to take back the drive? Asus's website has been less than helpful, and google searches didn't net a hit on this combo and problem. I turn to the gurus for enlightenment... Thanks for any assistance!


Answer:Asus a7n8x doesn't recognize 1T sata drive?

Your Asus motherboard is too old to support these hi-capicity drives

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Hi, I have recently bought a WD Raptor 150g not long after upgrading my AGP graphics card to a Bliss 7800GS 512mg (kinda wishing now I'd just bought new mobo-pci-E)

But when booting pc and hitting delete to go to is not detected?? i have tried lots of different things in the bios to try to get it to detect but no joy at all, have also tried hooking up my friends sata hdd which is a normal speed hdd but same prob....not detected??

Can anyone tell me how to get it detected as i would really like the raptor as my main hdd, i tried putting my raptor hdd in my friends and it was detected right away so the hdd seems to be fine just not with my mobo? i am using the latest bios (1017)

Any help would be much appreciated, i know i should really be on a pci-e system but as I'm not at the mo........HELP :-(

If i boot up with my original ide drive and the new sata admin tools, disc management it is there but not in bios so i can't format with windows the new hdd.

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I'm having an issue with a newly built computer.
My motherboard, an ASUS P5KPL-CM, does not always recognize my new SATA hard drive.
Until I get this issue under control I am not able to install windows. 9 times out of 10, when i check out my BIOS settings, it does not recognize the SATA hard drive.

Please help me. I'm dying to get my new machine up and running.
Any more information is available upon request.

Answer:ASUS P5KPL-CM doesn't recognize SATA hard drive

can someone close this thread? i wish to start a new, more detailed one. i have more details i would like to include.

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I received my new Plextor PX716SA SATA drive (hope I have the model # right - it's the dual-layer SATA drive). Put simply, I cannot boot the system if this drive is attached.

My board is an Asus k8V-Deluxe. I have three other SATA devices, all three are hard drives, and they are recognized and run fine.

However, if I plug the Plextor into the Promise 20378 controller (running in IDE mode), it fails during bios boot, detection phase, with a message that my hardware is misconfigured. This happens on either drive, and I've checked the connections and all.

If I plug it into the VIA VT8237 Southbridge connectors, it'll detect, but I'm not sure it's detecting correctly - it sees it as a Plextor during detection, but in the BIOS Boot Devices screen it shows "MBA UNDI (Bus0 Slot)" - but partway through booting into windows, it'll fail with an Inaccessible_Boot_Device error. I've tried disabling it in the BIOS Boot Priority screen, but still get the same error.

System boots perfectly fine as long as the SATA cable for that device is unplugged.

Anybody have any advice? Anyone know for sure if this board is compatible with this drive? Can't seem to find anything that says yea or nay.

Appreciate any help/advice. I did go to Plextor's site, but it wasn't any help.

Oh, and it's getting juice, I can open/close the door and the light comes on during boot.


Answer:Solved: Problem with Plextor SATA drive on Asus board

It could be defective. I once had a modem that would make Windows freez on startup. I also had this problem on a CD-Rom drive that went bad on me. It just may not working right. Send it back, where-ever it came from and try another.

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I have built a new system using an Asus K8V mobo, AMD Athlon 64 3200+ Processor and intend using a single Samsung 160 Gb SATA Hard Drive which is to be partitioned with a dual boot facility (Win 98SE and XP Home)I have installed the HDD on the Primary SATA connection but on powering up the HDD is not recognised.I am sure that there is a simple matter that I have overlooked. I would be grateful for any help!

Answer:Installation single SATA Hard Drive with Asus mobo

Check that it show's up in the BIOS, if it's not that, it's beyond me. I'm almost new too.

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I have just started building a new computer. And I ran into a few problems. I'll first list out the stuff I put together.

-Asus P4P800SE Motherboard
-P4 3.2e GHZ processor
-Corsair PC3200 XMS Series 3200CPT 512mb Ram
-Samsung SP1213C 120 GB SATA harddrive
-Generic Floppy
-Geforce2 ultra (just for now)

I tried to boot up with win xp, but the DVD ROM would not boot up. It detects the SATA hard drive but it is listed as the third ide master (i cant change it to first ide master. it detects the floppy but the light on the floppy is always on. everything is plugged in correctly, i double checked and triple checked. Any suggestions? Thanks in advanced

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I am trying to add a SATA drive to my PC with the above motherboard. I have removed the two IDE drives in the pc and addedthe SATA drive, I have set the jumper on the motherboard but when I bbot the PC the drive is not recognised.
When I enter the bios I don't see any option to choose the SATA drive as the master device, can anybody tell me where I am going wrong?

Answer:Adding a SATA Drive on ASUS A7N8x-Deluxe Motherboard

I am a bit confused! what jumper on motherboard? All you should have needed to do was connect a Sata data cable and a Sata power cable. I am assuming all your motherboard drivers are installed though that would not affect the BIOS.
XP also has a thing about Sata,I think it is necessary to slipstream the Sata drivers into the XP installation disk. I am not sure I have never done it.

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Hi. I know there has been some discussion about this before, but I think I'm in some kind of in-between status with this installation:

My motherboard is an Asus A7N8X Deluxe.
I already have 3 IDE HDD's hooked up and 2
IDE CD/DVD drives (w/no issues).

I am now trying to add a Samsung 1 TB SATA
(the jumper is correctly set on mobo), but the boot
sequence stops at this line:

Sil 3112A SATA RAID Controller Bios Version 4.1.50
Copyright (c)1997-2002 Silicon Image, Inc.
Primary Channel: Samsung HD103SJ
Secondary Channel: Drive Not Found

I cannot see the Samsung 1 TB SATA drive in
my Bios. My OS (XP) is installed on another drive (IDE drive) and operates fine when the SATA 1TB drive is unhooked.

What should I do next?


Answer:Asus A7N8X Deluxe mobo not recognizing SATA hard drive

Have you looked it up on the ASUS site?

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I was using the search feature on the forum to answer this question for somebody (I had answered it before and I was trying to find that post). I found that this was a frequently ask question that was never properly answered

Asus never thought it was important to explain it to people. I guess they thought everybody was rocket scientist. they have a boat load of raid drivers and floppy discs maker on this disk. they fail to realize that most people don't even know to go to their cd to even make a disk. most mobo makers will ship a floppy for their sata drivers.

go to your D:\Drivers\VIARAID\6420RAID\DriverDisk (I think it is this one. the sata one) with D being your cd rom drive of your Asus cd and make a floppy (you will see a floppy disc maker here)

boot from your windows cd to reinstall windows

hit f6. when prompt, load your floppy. finish the rest of your installation process to install windows.

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I have just finished putting a new case together , AMD XP 3000 with Thermaltake Volcano11 cooler on a GigaByte Triton GA/7N400 Pro2 motherboard , 1 gig DDR400 memory , 2 x Maxtor7200 Serial ATA 80 gig hard drives , GeForce 256MB graphics card , Creative sound card.Everything is nicely seated and i have powered up and accessed the Bios , both HDD`s are SATA , neither shows until exiting the bios where they are mentioned under RAID setup.I do not really want to bother with a RAID setup , is this interfering with the drive detection ? does it need to be turned off ? if so how ?Also would like to know what to set the FSB Frequency at , its set to 166 MHz , options available are 100/133/166/200 , any ideas .

Answer:SATA detection and FSB

The First boot device is SCSI , second CDROM.The SATA/RAID/SCSI boot order is SATA.The Onboard H/W Serial ATA is enabled.Serial ATA function is set to Base.I have noticed that my DVD and CD-RW drives are showing up as ATA33 using an ATA133 cable , any ideas?

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Yesterday I had a PC technician around to see why my PC was not booting-up properly and also to change my SSD to a larger SSD. As I am visually challenged I cannot do hardware upgrades etc, so I got a Techie guy in.

We used Zinstall HDD by-the-way and I would highly recommend this application for such a job plus, it is extremely fast.

Anyway, while he was diagnosing my boot-up issue he discovered I had a malfunctioning network card; while removing this, he noticed all the SATA settings were set to SATA 2.

When he reset these to SATA 3, the PC would not start-up! When he set them again to SATA 2 there was no problem and it worked fine?

Can anyone illuminate me on this please?

Thanks for any/all imput

Answer:SATA 3 not working on Asus P6X58D-E motherboard with SATA III support

Many people have had issues with the Marvell controller on that MB.
You may want to live with SATA 3g/s. Easiest path, no real difference except for benchmarks, and no chance of data loss.
But in case you're not satisfied with that, here's something to look at.

AHCI-mode on Marvell 9128 controller in Windows 7 Ultimate x64


[Solved] ASUS P6x58D-E, Win 7 (64) Marvell AT 91xx - Asus - Motherboards-Memory
A fellow name Jaquith seems to know what's up.

Bottom line is you need the right drivers.

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I want to try and install a second sata drive to create a dual boot system (both boots running Windows XP). This is to get around different software interfering with each other on the same drive. The motherboard which is an Asus P5LD2-SE has 4 Sata connectors on it, one of which(SATA 1 Red) is currently occupied by the internal boot drive (a 250gb Maxtor). The connectors are colour coded SATA 1&2 being Red and and SATA 3&4 being black. So there's above and below a red and above and below a black.The motherboard manual says that boot disks should go to SATA 1 or 2 and data to 3&4, however the sound card currently in place seems to block SATA2 and 4. As neither disk is really going to be a data disk and I've no intention to try for any kind of RAID set up would there be any harm in using the SATA 3 connector? (I could move the sound card but that will reduce the air flow around the graphics card and add it's own complications.)

Answer:SATA Connectors on an Asus P5LD2 Asus mboard

Fine, just a slight, virtually unnoticeable drop in access time.

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Hi.  I have a T430s (original owner). At boot-up, I receive a "2101: Detection error on HDD2 (mini sata)", BUT I don't use a Mini SATA!! Windows 10; All drivers current via Lenovo system update (incl. bios 2.69).I have a Crucial SSD drive; I have verified Crucial SSD has latest firmware.I do not have (and have not had) a Mini SATA card installed - this is why the error is so weird to me.I DID recently change the Wifi Switch and cable (which is when the error started showing)The wires that would feed the Mini SSD are still covered with tape from the factory (I forget the colors)I have removed the battery, internal battery and power (and rebooted).  I have reseated the SSD and the DVD drive (and rebooted).I do not have Express software installed; the software that would control the Mini SATA drive (I can't see any "express" software in Add / Remove programs) Can you help me with this annoying mystery?

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Hi, this is my first Post, though I have use computer hope before, I have a custom built PC that includes:ASUS P5N32-SLI SE DeluxeIntel Core 2 Duo E6600 Geil GX22GB6400DC 2GB kit at 800MhzCorsair 2GB DDR2 Twin2X at 800MhzSapphire Radeon  X1950XTX 512MB GDDR4, PCI ExpressSeagate ST3200820AS 200GB SATAII/300        x2Thermaltake W0103 600W PowerWindows XP Professional x64 64-bit editionI recently bought new RAM, when I installed it there was a conflict and the BIOS became corrupted, nothing would work, I reset the BIOS and installed the RAM all was good ?..until it got to the point at which windows normally boots I got  a can?t boot fro drive press Ctrl+Alt+Del to restart. It turns out that when I reset BIOS the RAID 0 I had was deleted. I Checked BIOS it was set to RAID mode, the next problem came when I attempted to access the RAID utility, it stated that no devices where detected and to press any button to continue through POST. I can?t do anything; re-formatting via windows set up, an error occurs just before it gets to the section that displays partitions and Installations, it also doesn?t recognise the RAID drivers on my floppy when setup is activating.  The Discs are Visible in BIOS but that about it, I can?t access them in any way. If anyone has any ideas or has had a similar problem you input would be appreciated .

Answer:SATA RAID Detection Problems

Very early on in the XP setup process there will be a prompt "PressF6 to install RAID/SATA drivers"...This needs to be done or Windows will not see the drive.

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I bought new mainboard Asus Z170-A, assembled computer and wanted to install new Windows.
At first POST was one of my HDD detected as posssible crash in future and at next turning on computer was not detected. So, I disabled option harddisk fast check during POST. It helped, so I installed Windows on that HDD, I know that it is risk, but cannot move data anywhere to make free space for Windows, even don't want have Windows on HDD with data.
Later I buy new disk, but problem for now is:
Cannot start Windows - HDD is again not detected.
So, how to disable HDD check or force true HDD detection on MB Asus Z170-A?
I n manual I found it not or saw not.

Thank you all for help.
I know that are holidays, but also these problems are here.

Answer:MB Asus Z-170A and HDD detection problem



Later I buy new disk, but problem for now is:
Cannot start Windows - HDD is again not detected.Click to expand...

Is this the new HDD that is not detected or the previous known bad one.

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Hello everybody, I really hope that you can help me with this problem. I've been checking different forums for the answer, as also Microsoft web pages but haven't found a clear solution.

I'm using a brand new ASUS A8N-E motherboard (nVidia4 chipset) and a Maxtor MaxLine III HD (SATAII). I managed to get it work somehow earlier, but yesterday I started-up my computer and when I got to Windows the SATA drive was not recognized. It's not even recognized in the BIOS. I have another IDE HD as a master (Samsung IDE) and this SATA HD as a slave. It worked fine for a few days but no more.

I have checked the forums of Maxtor and NVidia and there was something said that these two doesn't match well together.

Somebody told also that if you replace the Nvidia4 SATA drivers with the Microsoft SATA drivers the problem would be solved but: where the hell I can find these replacing drivers, I couldn't find them from the Microsoft web site I tried to do it from the XP CD but the installation is just offering me the NVidia4 SATA drivers, which are already installed to the system.

I have to get it work somehow and I hope that somebody could help me please.


Teemu from Finland

Answer:No-detection problem with Maxtor MaxLine III/ASUS A8n-E motherboard

Maybe the SATA drive is just dead? If it's not found in BIOS, then drivers have nothing to do with your problem. Check all the cables, put the drive in another computer and see if it is recognised there.

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I recently bought an OCZ Nocti mSATA SSD for my w520 and after I installed win7 on it, the system started showing 2101etection Error on HDD2(mini SATA)...... does anyone know how to fix it?? thank you!

Answer:How to deal with 2101: detection error on HDD2(mini SATA)

I had this problem with w510 and corsair force SSD. but after update a laptop BIOS and SSD firmware I have this problem very very rare (may be one time per have a year)Stas

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I got this error out of the blue the other day on startup, and now I get it every time I restart.  I have tried a number of solutions that I found in these forums (which I'll outline below) but it seems like my system just can't find the drive anymore.  Here's what I've done: 1. ran the ExpressCache program via Command Prompt (eccmd.exe -info) and got this error:  "**ERROR** ECCmd Request device is not available"2. unistalled the ExpressCache software, shut down, pulled the battery opened up the memory module slot cover, removed the mSATA drive and then re mounted it.3.  reinstalled ExpressCache4.  I'm trying to reformat the drive, but I am receiving similar errors     a.  When I try to format the drive (eccmd.exe -format) I get the following error:  HFS Volume is not mounted  **ERROR**  ECCmd Requested device is not available     b.  When I try to create a partition (eccmd.exe -partition) I get the following error:  0x10df (4319).  I looked this up and maybe there are system files missing? I have also tried this but it then says "There is NO mSATA detected, please check mSATA attached" If anyone has any advice, please let me know.

Answer:2101 detection on HDD2 (mini sata) error on my T430

Hello and welcome,
None of the symptoms you describe sound to me like software issues. There is something wrong with the mSATA SSD, or the controller that accesses it - or it needs to be re-inserted in its socket.
Is this machine under warranty?  I'd suggest calling support and running this by them.  They may suggest re-seating the device in its socket, or may offer replacement or some other option.  I don't speak for Lenovo, just offering my personal suggestion.

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I ordered the mSata mini 128GB card to go into the half size slot under thge keyboard.  However when I boot I get:  "2101: Detection error on HDD2 (Mini SATA)".  I thought that a half size drive would work, as it does it my Lenovo W520.  However it appears the BIOS does not recognize it.  It does however recognize it in my W520. Has anyone else successfully added a second drive internally to the X1 Carbon Touch?  


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Answer:X1 Carbon - "2101: Detection error on HDD2 (Mini SATA)"

Hello and welcome,
No personal experience here, but I do see this note on the page you linked:
Note: Only works with systems with mSATA standard connector. NOT compatible with Mini PCIe slot for WWAN/wireless cards
The way I read the Hardware Maintenance Manual  that slot is WWAN only, not a WWAN/mSATA combo slot.  Could be wrong.

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I started getting this error everytime I reboot my machine. If I press ESC boot continues fine. Whats strange is I dont eve have a HDD2 Mini Sata, and if I do I have never known about it and I cant set it in device manager, etc. How do I get the machine from stopping to try and detect this? Very annoying. 


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Answer:T530, 2101: Detection error on HDD2 (Mini Sata)

Disconnect AC power, remove battery pack, wait for a while, then put everything back and try if 2101 disappears.

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Hello. I have a Asus Z87A motherboard. It comes with Asus Realtek HD Audio Manager. Driver version This has no "disable front pannel jack detection" option.

I wish to have both speakers and headphones to output at the same time, and I used to do this with my old Gigabyte board, as well as a MSI Z87 G45 (which broke and I had to replace it with this)

Can you please help me? I tried this also without installing the Asus Realtek drivers (using default Windows 7 sound) and couldn't find a solution. I don't even have stereo mix, which I usually had with the MSI and Gigabyte.

Thank you in advance

edit: I also noticed that the rear jack detects my speakers as "front speakers". Is that the problem?

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My PC works great most of the time. But...I wanted to install ASUS Smart Doctor on my PC and I get the error "GPU not detected" ! I have updated and cleaned and reinstalled my Graphics driver many times. When I check my "device mannager" it tells me my Graphics Card is installed and working properly ! So which is it ? I can ignore all this and go on about my bussiness, but like today, I got a BSOD because I tried to watch a video using the wrong player. It restarts fine and I can watch any movie I have on this PC, which is a lot. Its these every now and then problems that drive me crazy. Any suggestions ? Thanks,

Answer:ASUS HD6950/70 installed , working fine.Getting detection errors

Can you access CCC, what driver release are you currently using?

Furthermore, when you installed CCC did you get any installation errors/warnings?

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Hello Lenovo Community, My laptop is as follows:Lenovo T430sMachine Type: 2352-CTOWindows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit Please let me know if there is any other necessary information. Problem:During startup, I receive the above "2101 Detection error on HDD2 (Mini SATA)" error. It is important to note that this problem is intermittent. I have a 16gb mSATA installed on my computer. I've attempted to do the following to fix this error: 1. Run several virus scans - no viruses apparent2. Earlier I ran "eccmd -info" and the command prompt indicated that everything was working correctly.3. I reseated the mSATA card last night.4. Today, when I run the same command as an administrator: "eccmd -info" ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------C:\Windows\system32>eccmd -ifnoExpressCache Command Version 2010-2011 Diskeeper Corporation.Date Time: 7/8/2014 17:33:18:579 (STEVEN-THINK #0)HFS Volume is not mounted.USAGE:ECCmd [-NOLOGO][-INFO | -PARTITION | -EXCLUDE | -CLEAREXCLUSIONS | -FORMAT | -PRELOAD]-NOLOGO - No copyright message will be displayed.-INFO - Display ExpressCache activity information.-PARTITION - Create an ExpressCache partition.[DriveId] - Optional drive ID[PartSize] - Optional partition size in MB-EXCLUDE - Exclude a drive from being cached.DriveLetter - Drive letter-CLEAREXCLUSIONS - Clear all cache exclusions.-FORMAT - ... Read more

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I want to put info in easy to read format as below:

Personal profile
I am not a newbie to computers and have been using/modding OS/hardware since last 10yrs or so (though personal desktop/mobile/tablets only). Everything from Formatting, imaging, troubleshooting(though stuck on this), Ramdisks, water cooling, etc etc etc.
So when i inform you of the situation below , you can take it that what i am writing below is the exact scenario.

Computer Profile------------------
TSG Report:
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft(R) Windows(R) XP Professional x64 Edition, Service Pack 2, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5 CPU 750 @ 2.67GHz, EM64T Family 6 Model 30 Stepping 5
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 16374 Mb
Graphics Card: ATI Radeon HD 5400 Series, 1024 Mb
Hard Drives:
C: Total - 61055 MB, Free - 51011 MB;
D: Total - 10252 MB, Free - 384 MB;
E: Total - 216587 MB, Free - 6254 MB;
F: Total - 61051 MB, Free - 6068 MB;
G: Total - 153699 MB, Free - 10033 MB;
H: Total - 21289 MB, Free - 7471 MB;
I: Total - 717818 MB, Free - 675210 MB;
J: Total - 11633 MB, Free - 11552 MB;
R: Total - 7169 MB, Free - 6087 MB;
Motherboard: ASUSTeK Computer INC., P7H55
Antivirus: avast! Antivirus, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Enabled

Everest Report:
See attachment for Full Computer configuration (including bios and hardware)
View attachment Report.txt

just in case, CPU Overclocked by ~ 27-30% to 3.4 to 3.6 Ghz &
FSB to 200Mhz (50... Read more

Answer:Kingston SSD and Asus AMI BIOS detection Issue (NTLDR)> Very weird> Not a Noob> Help

No SP3?

Anyway this will bump you.

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Hey guys sorry if this is in the wrong section, but i'm looking to upgrade from a HDD to SSD. I've been reading online about my board and apparently the marvell 9128 controller sucks speed wise. I was looking at the Corsair Force 3 because of the read/write speeds. Upon doing more digging though it looks like id be better off running a drive on the SATA 2 ports. Would I then be better off getting a SATA 2 SSD for slightly cheaper?

I'm confused on what to do. Any advice would be much appreciated.


Answer:Asus P6X58D-E - SATA II SSD or SATA III SSD?

See My Specs. Intel SATA II works better for me than Marvel SATA III. All those spec sheets means very little in real world applications. I chose the Intel 510 for three reasons, reliability, reliability, 5 year warranty.

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I'm currently running a system with a Gigabyte GA-K8-NXP-SLI Mobo that has only one HD on it - an old Western Digital (Henceforth WD) 80Gb drive that is 60Gb full.

The machine is not nearly as noisy as it used because I replaced all the fans but my WD drive makes more noise than I'd like (because I use it a lot at 3am when my wife is sleeping).

Anyway, I've bought and have sitting right here on the desk one brand new Seagate Barracuda 7200.9 160Gb - more than enough storage for what I want but I figure this should last out it's 5 yr warranty that comes standard (I think only with the retail kit though).

Anyway, I would like to image the old WD drive smack-dab onto the new Seagate drive then replace the WD with the Seagate transparently and end up exactly where I am now but with a newer quieter faster bigger HD and a the WD HD sitting in a draw somewhere able to be plugged in if something happens with the Seagate

I want to copy everything from the WD drive exactly - Filing System, Boot Settings, absolutely everything so that I can plug the Seagate into a SATA port next to the WD Drive - Copy the data, settings, kit, kaboodle and all and then move the Seagate into the port where the WD was and boot straight from the new Seagate with no changes of any kind.

I don't want RAID (obviously) I just want a straight replacement.

What's the 1. easiest 2. most idiot proof 3. quickest way of doing this?

Is windows XP Home w/SP2 pe... Read more

Answer:Need to Replace old noisy SATA drive with new SATA drive - with same data

What's the 1. easiest 2. most idiot proof 3. quickest way of doing this?Click to expand...

Migrate Easy can solve all your problems just in minutes.

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Question: SATA & Asus

I,ve managed to lose the floppy that came with my a7n8x deluxe mobo which is required during loading of OS for serial ATA HDD. Anyone got a link which i can d/load a copy from pls. I can,t find it just keep getting raid utility.

Answer:SATA & Asus

click here

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Whenever I try shutting down my computer normally, it is extremely slow and displays the message: Error 2101  Detection error on HDD2 (mini sata). This causes some problems on my computer. My laptop is a Thinkpad T530 with Intel Core i7, 500 GB HDD, and 8 GB RAM. Any suggestions?

Answer:Error 2101 Detection error on HDD2 (mini sata) in T530

do you have mSATA installed on the system???

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running 1.40 biosthink I have WWAN model as there is a SIM slot and there are a red and blue wires ready for the 3G wireless card.all lenovo drivers etc checked to latest versionsInstalled 128GB Kingspan which failed to do anything and caused the whole system to be unbootable. Turns out the ssd was dead as it did not work in working usb enclosure.swapped in 64GB msata minipci from my old eee901 it is the correct size for the lenovo slot - it wasn't for the 901 and I am now getting 2101 Detection Error on hdd2 on boot up.I have tried reseating the card, cleaning the pins, reseating, booting to Hirens, Slacko, Gparted, Fedora and not been able to see it as the error code is pre OS... Anything I can do? - roll back drivers, roll back bios, buy specific brand msata any suggestions welcome :-)

Answer:Error 2101 Detection error on HDD2 (mini sata) X220

HiIt seems newer drive is needed or its firmware. Chek out SSD manufacturer site for fw update.Since x220 BIOS 1.16 or something like this one, msata SSD error detection has disappeared. Except of rare cases with some Crucial (or Corsair, didn't remember) and Samsung drives. Also do not use OCZ drives.

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Hi guys, I fitted a 64GB Sandisk P4 mSATA SSD today in my week old X220 4287CTO & get this error, I thought it maybe the bios causing the problem as reported in the forum but the threads I have read seem to be the SSD not being recognized at all. Any help would be appreciated. Product SKU: 4287CTOProduct Name: ThinkPad X220 - 3 Yr Depot Topseller Warranty Intel Core i5-2410M Processor (2.3GHz, 3MB L3, 1333MHz FSB)7 Home Premium 64 English12.5" Premium HD (1366x768) LED Backlit Display, Mobile Broadband Ready, 2x2 Antenna2 GB DDR31333MHz (1 DIMM)Keyboard UKFingerprint Reader720p HD Camera20 GB Hard Disk Drive, 7200rpmNo Micro Solid State DriveThinkPad Battery 29+ (6 cell)Country Pack United Kingdom with Line cord & 65W AC adapterBluetooth 3.0Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6205 (2x2 AGN)Integrated Mobile Broadband - Upgradable

Answer:Error 2101 Detection error on HDD2 (mini sata)

Yeah I am getting the exact same error 2101. Also X220 but 4286-CTO which I brought from US. The BIOS version is 1.17(highest I can find now).Wonder if it is a compatibillity problem or simply the bios is not programmed rightly.

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I got my 430s, and it's with a 16Gb mSATA SSD cache inside.Now everytime when I open my PC, it shows Error 2101 Detection error on HDD2 (mini sata) and I need to press ESC to continue.Is there any software or driver's problem, or it just phsically got wrong?Any techician could help to solve, or I have to do it my own?

Go to Solution.

Answer:Error 2101 Detection error on HDD2 (mini sata) in...

Have you ensured you are running the latest BIOS?  What version BIOS do you currently have? After pressing escape does the computer boot normally?

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I'd lost my power cord and haven't been using my E220s for few weeks.When I finally bought a power cord, the screen only shows:Thermal sensing error.2103: detection error on HDD2 (mini sata).And it turns on.How do i fix it?

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I recently bought a new DVD RW drive to replace my old one which had a burnt out laser. When I put in the drives I set up my secondary hard drive and my new drive as cable select and attached the master connector to the hard drive and the slave connector to the DVD. I booted the system and immediately got a boot error saying it couldn't locate either of the IDE drives. So, I spent the next hour or so trying every possible jumper combination setting and got the error no matter what upon boot. Finally I put them both back to CS and just skipped past the error because I was sick of messing with it. To my surprise, the drives showed up in My Computer and functioned but at a very very slow speed. I ran a PC Pitstop scan and it showed a drive speed of 2mb/sec which is really slow. So, clearly something isn't being detected properly. For some reason also, my BIOS doesn't have any "auto-detect" option to try to detect attached drives so in the BIOS it just has two unknown devices attached to the primary and slave IDE drives.

Any help would be much appreciated.... thanks !

Answer:Solved: IDE Hard Drive and CD drive detection issue

And the make and Model of your PC???????

my BIOS doesn't have any "auto-detect"Click to expand...

use "Load defaults"

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My pc died on me and due to a lack of spare cash I bought a cheap pc. It is a AMD Athlon 64X2 dual core 3600+ and it came with only 500mb ram. It also has vista pre-installed. The pc was so slow, I thought this was probably due to the lack of ram, so I bought another 2g ram (total 2.5g ram) but the machine still takes ages to do anything, if I am running a file convertor then I cannot surf etc. I have a legit copy of XP pro and would like to install it on this pc instead of vista. I am assuming from what I have read that it is not possible to simply put the xp disc into my pc once vista has loaded and simply 'upgrade' (or downgrade) to xp.  I have downloaded all the xp drivers for my current pc, however I am far from an expert at this.The problem is my pc uses sata drives and I have read that xp cannot install on a sata drive as it does not contain the drivers for sata. I do have a floppy disc that came with a raid card and the floppy contains sata drivers, but my pc does not have a floppy drive so I can't boot from the floppy to load the drivers first.I was wondering whether it would be possible to copy the drivers from the floppy to a memory card and load them by booting from the built in card reader prior to booting from the xp disc (is it possible to boot from a card reader?). Another option is that the pc has 2 hard drives, is there any way I could install xp on the second drive, load all the xp drivers and then use acronis to clone the drive onto the... Read more

Answer:Installing xp on sata drive, can I boot from card reader to install sata driver?

That is simply not true, you can install xp straight to any SATA drive.

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In building my new comp. Im debating on what is the most efficient and fastest way to go about things. Partition my 300gb SATA drive to have my 40gbs worth of apps on one side and files on the other, or salvage my old 40gb IDE drive for my apps, and use the 300gb hard drive to house my files. Time is always a issue at my work and I just want to know if its faster to use independent drives. Thanks for all the help!

Answer:Whats more efficient? Single SATA Drive Partitioned or 2 separate SATA with IDE?

partition the SATA drive. that way you will be able to take advantage of the faster SATA interface on both partitions. if you wish to have an independent drive incase the SATA drive fails then using the IDE drive to house all your apps would be best.

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I want to transfer data from my hard drive in my laptop (Lenovo Y480) to a hard drive in my desktop. the cables for the sata adapter do not fit the hard drive from the laptop. Is there a different form for a 2.5 hard drive and a 3.5 hard drive?

Answer:sata to usb adapter cable dosen't fit sata hard drive in laptop?

Does the drive have an adapter need to remove to expose the SATA conenctors? I don;t see anything about the Y480 not having a standard SATA drive and laptop and desktop SATA connectors are the same.

Maybe post pictures of both the drive and your SATA cables.

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I have to replace my original hdd on my 9 year old Dell XPS 8100. The desktop  has an i7 chip so I'd hate to replace it with a new i7 PC because they are expensive.The bad drive is an esata drive. I notice that current crop of hdd's seem to be sata III drives. Will the old Dell PC mother board  on the desktop support the new sata III drivesIf I replace the bad hard drive would I be able to restore the W7 OS and all my data by using a macriumbackup file on the desktops external  backup drive?
Thanks for your help!

Answer:Can old oem sata hard drive be replaced with a new current generation sata III hdd on an 8 year old xps 8100 with an i7 chip??

Any 3.5" SATA drive will work.
As long as the system is in working order, and you purchase a SATA data cable for the additional drive, you should have no trouble cloning the existing drive to a new one.

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I have had this motherboard put in my custom built pc , the motherboard came with a small oblong wi fi adapter , i have not tried it yet as it looks a bit primative. Has anyone who is reading this tried it , is it any good or should i stick with ethernet connection.

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New build PC with single SATA Maxtor diamondmax 120gb, on an ASUS K8V SE Deluxe mobo, Win xp SP2.I have the bios on chip sata boot rom enabled, the promise raid controller disabled as there is only 1 drive,I have put the SATA drivers from Asus CD onto floppy using the "make disk utility"Pressed F6 on xp cd boot, it loads driver then says it cant detect anything.during the bios boot up it says that it can detect maxtor hdd on sata 1, sata 2 is emptyBanging head against brick wall, any ideas anybody

Answer:Asus K8V SE SATA Hell

Sorted it by downloading a VIA driver from their web siteThe ASUS driver just did not workThis is not what I expect from a big company like ASUS

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Hello- I just replaced my IDE Optical Disk Drive with an ASUS SATA unit. The new drive came with a CD to update the firmware, but the firmware that Device Manager sees is a more recent revision than what is on the ASUS Support Site or the CD. Furthermore, SIW indicates that it is an IDE device, and I have it connected via a SATA data cable to a SATA port on the MOBO. Device Manager indicates the drive is functioning properly. I am not ready to do any burning at present, so not sure if all is kosher.
Attached are zipped Screenshots of what SIW is reading on the related components.
Thanks for any device advice, in advance!

Answer:ASUS SATA CD/DVD Burner

Your drive is most probably running in IDE emulation mode, to check enter bios and go to advanced bios features,'enable IDE emulation' will probably be listed/enabled.

You can change it, usually is you scroll down you'll find the sata channels listed,on the sata channel that has your dvd drive say 3+4 enable AHCI mode, make sure your windows drive is on channels 1+2.

You must be sure it's on a separate channel to your windows drive or windows will not boot.

I'll take your word for it that the firmware on the site is an earlier version, the only reason I can think that the firmware on your drive is newer is that you have the wrong support page for your drive so double check it, post a link to the drives support page.

If you want to be sure you can try running the firmware updater anyway, most firmware update programs will auto detect the firmware version and update it as necessary, I say most as in all in case there is one out there that doesn't as updating the wrong firmware will brick the drive so double check everything.

Firmware updates are usually only recommended if your experiencing a problem listed in the firmware update readme, they aren't something I do on drives as a matter of course.

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Floppy driver disk was not included with the mobo. Does anyone know which file is the actual driver since theres some 4mb on the download!

Answer:sata and asus a7n8x

for normal a7n8xclick herefor a7n8x deluxeclick hereThe sata drivers should just need executing and there should be a a few files which could be copied to a floppy

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Hello all. Since yesterday i have a weird problem. Pc is running windows 7 with 3 gb mem and was running 1 old ( ide )  hd and 2 sata hds + a sata Dvd. When i boot up with all connected, windows takes 30 min to boot. Every action after that takes more then 10 min each to finish. If i remove all sata devices, since the old hd is the boot hd, windows starts up perfect. Connecting one device, either one, to the sata connection that was even never used ( since i have 4, and 3 devices ) doesnt make any difference, windows boots like ****Connected another old ide hd with the boot hd and all works good.Memory is tested, and comes out ok. power supply gives all normal readings. When i connect all and go into bios, all devices ( incl all sata ) are found, so imo, the sata controller on the mobo aint broken? But when i try to boot, its slow as *****Anyone a idea what to do? thanks in advance.

Answer:Asus m3a sata problem

Have you tried re-installing your MBoard drivers from the CD that came with the machine ? ?How is the BIOS reporting the SATA drives ? ?

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Please could someone tell me (or point me to instructions) on how to install my OS and SATA HDD onto my Asus A8N ?I switch on the PC with the Windows XP CD in the drive but the Windows setup won't start ?On boot up I get the OK beep , the splash screen offering me Bios setup, if I do nothing it offers me RAID setup - but I only have one HDD so I do nothing and it just goes into the Bios ?My Samsung 250GB SATA2 Disk is listed in the Bios.I'm lost.....please help !

Answer:How do I Install SATA HDD & OS onto Asus A8N ?

1. at the splash screen offering Bios setup, enter BIOS and change the Boot order to 1st CD rom 2nd HDD(probably under advance features menu) 2. save and exit BIOS (F10)3. boot with the CD in the drive Ignore all messages about raid drivers and the setup disk should give you the option to format the drive and install XP. Just follw the on screen prompts.If you can't get this far post back here any problems you are having

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I've been reading that it is possible to set a SATA-300 HDD to run at a speed of SATA-150 on boards that support only SATA-150. Is this true? If it is, what do I have to do to set this up so that I can purchase a SATA-300 HDD to work on my mobo that only supports SATA-150.

Answer:Can I use SATA-300 on Asus K8V-X SE Mobo?


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Question: Asus Mobo and sata

I have an Asus M3N78 Pro mobo but can`t find out from the spec if it supports Sata II.Anyone know please.

Answer:Asus Mobo and sata

click here

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Question: Asus sata problem

Hi gang,
im trying to finish off my new build and have hit a snag with my new sata optical drive. it is an Asus DRW22B1LT. device manager says that it is working properly,and Asus tells me that the windows default driver is fine. however it will only see about 1 in every 10 discs i put in. the mobo is a DFI MB DFI 790FX-M2RS AM2+ 790FX RT. any ideas?

Answer:Asus sata problem

Windows XP or VISTA?

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I have just fitted a seagate 500Gb Sata II HD to my system but it is not recognised. any advise please.system Two IDE HDD's Xp on primary

Answer:Asus A7N8X M/B and Sata HDD

Is it recognised in the bios? Have you added the drive in XPs disk management program?

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i posted previosly regarding an asus m2n570 sli delux mobo and how the ide would not see my ide devices, as i suspected drivers need to be installed for them to work,my problem was i needed my ide dvdrom to install them and a new os.anyway i bought sata dvdrom and all works fine.

however now i have attached my spare hdd using the ide cable windows will not start up,it sticks at the windows loading logo and just stays with hdd spinning.

the sata hdd is the one with the os on,the ide is not formatted but contians data i backed up to.
i have it set as secondary ide slave

can anyone suggest anything please

Answer:asus/ide sata problems

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My SSD firmware updater needs to do it in DOS. To be recognized in DOS, my HD has to be interfaced temporary in IDE.

I went through all menus and submenus, but I didn't find way to do it in BIOS. Any clue?

Answer:Asus P5N-MX; how to change from SATA to IDE

[QUOTE=Saintor;1925869] To be recognized in DOS, my HD has to be interfaced temporary in IDE.

It does? I that hard to believe. Where did you get that information?

You can't update the firmware while the drive is running the OS. So you need to run the executable from outside the OS.

One way you can do this by booting from your W7 installation DVD and performing the operations to access the System Recovery Options and then choosing the option to open a DOS prompt (Command Prompt). Then you navigate to the EXE (on the USB stick, I assume) using DOS commands.

System Recovery Options
See if that works for you.

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Hi, hopefully should be straight forward enough...

I have just bought one of these space saving Acer Revos which does not come with an Optical drive.

I have a Blu-ray reader (dvd writer) which is SATA, but the Revo only has USB or eSATA.
So... i was wondering what is needed to get this (SATA) drive to work via eSATA or usb?

Is it as simple as a SATA to eSATA cable or will this not give the necessary power to the drive?

Or do i need an eSATA enclosure, and if so what size for an optical drive 5.2?

Cheers for any help.

Answer:New PC with no optical drive or SATA connection (can i use a SATA drive in it?)

Ya no problem use it. For more details contact us at

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Hi guys,
My old A215-S4747 has a Toshiba SATA drive (200 GB, model name: MK2035GSS) in it. However when i look at device manager, the drive appears to be configured over IDE bus, rather than SATA bus. I know, old motherboards were providing such option in order to eliminate compatibility issues with older OSes like XP, however this machine has Vista (SP2) by factory default.

I wanted to upgrade the drive (it's really aged) with a new faster SATA drive, but i couldn't find any option to configure it as SATA (not IDE) under BIOS!

I'm attaching screenshots here, and really disappointed about it. If i bus brand-new SATA drive, will it be forced to run over IDE channel (UDMA 5 max) which is really slower than SATA.

It seems Toshiba left no such option in BIOS and configured drives automatically as IDE eventhough they're actually SATA-provided.

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Hi, i'm new to this site but very familiar with technology, i built this machine myself.
im currently running off my old HD but i want to reinstall windows onto my new SATA hardrive (160GB) this one is an IDE. The BIOS and Nvidia Raid config recognize the drive but the windows installation does not. I was reading this thread on this site that i foudn from google

because he has the same MB as myself but different hard drives. I am currently in the process of trying what he did but i do not have a floppy drive. I only have a 1 CD drive and a 16GB floppy drive. i'm going to try these routes first for the configuartion software but if not im going to see if i can find one laying around.

IF i cant find one and the CD/flash drive don't work is there another way to try the methods described in the previous web link?

*Hard Drives are Western Digital Caviar

Answer:Installation Problems of Windows XP onto SATA HD. SATA Drive not recognized.

Most newerBIOS allow an Alternate method for SATA . . Go into the bios and check the "Sata Operation" setting, change it to "Raid Autodetect/ATA if it is not already. Now try to install XP ( Verbage will vary by manufacturer )

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Hi, Im thinking if i can use a SSD as my main hard drive, and then put my old hard drive to the ultrabay slot. But im wondering if the SSD is using SATA 3 and the old hard drive is using SATA 2 or they both using SATA 2 connection??

_________________________________________________________W520, i7-2630QM, Nvidia Quadro 1000m, 320GB 7200 RPM hard drive, 64GB MyDigitalSSD mSATA SSD, 1600x900 resolution screen.

Answer:Lenovo W520 regular SATA 2 hard drive with a SATA 3 SSD?

Welcome to Lenovo Community
You can use SSD as primary drive and install Operating system on the same .
Secondly SSD which is installed in your system is SATA III while as the other hard drive is SATA II
Please find the link which will guide you to install the Operating System on SSD
Hope This Helps

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I'm wanting to upgrade to a better mainboard. I don't know much about SATA, but I've been using a SATA I hard drive very successfully through a pci controller card.

My question: If I get a new motherboard with SATA II headers, will it readily accept my SATA I hard drive? I can see how the reverse might not work, that is, not being able to connect a SATA II hard drive in a SATA I header, but maybe I'm wrong on that...?

Answer:Will SATA II mobo headers accept SATA I drive?

Yes, sata 3gb/s ports(commonly called sata II), are designed to be backward compatible. I'm using a sata I hd on my sata 3gb/s port on my chaintech vnf4/ultra, so yeah, it works.

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I have a sata pci card on a computer that only uses ide. Which is why I bought the sata pci card of course. The card itself has 3 sata ports and one extra ide header. I bought a sata optical drive and connected it to the old pc with a molex to sata power connector, and it powers on fine. But I can't say the same for the data. I have the sata data connector plugged from the optical drive to the pci sata cards 2nd sata port, and I can't see the drive in Win XP!!!!

I don't know why... I checked my device manager and scanned for new hardware but still can't see it. Nothing comes up, and there is nothing with an exclamation.

Hopefully someone can help... I will try to check the cable connections now and see if one end is loose. But I'm sure it's plugged in right.

Answer:Sata Optical Drive Not Recognized By Sata Card

I had a sata cable connected to the 1st sata connector on the card but nothing plugged into the other end of it. Just kept it there in case I ever wanted to attach anything to it. It would be ready that way... So I unplugged that useless cable and plugged the optical drive to that sata port on the card. Weird it works in the 1st sata connector on the sata pci card now that I've switched it over. Though I still have to test it and see whether or not it plays dvds fine without lags, and burns without a glitch.

Does anyone have any idea why it wouldn't work in the second port on the card?

I did a massive windows update yesterday on this pc since I hadn't turned it on in like a year. Maybe it installed something that was useful for my Win XP SP3 to make it work. I'm going to test this optical drive now and than plug it back into the second port on the card and see if it works. Than if it does I'll plug the useless cable back into the 1st port and see what happens.

I'm hoping the ports aren't shared. It's a sata pci card I don't know much but don't think the ports should be shared since they're both internal and meant for adding devices! Why would anyone make a card that shares two internal ports? lol

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Hi i've got a p4 built on an intel D865PERL motherboard. I used to run only a 160G SATA hard drive, and I decided to get a new hard drive. I bought and installed a 300G ATA hard drive, and installed windows XP on it.

The problem is that the SATA isnt recognized anymore. When I load the bios before startup, it doesnt even show up!
I have tried a bios upgrade, and it already had the latest bios version.
I have also tried going into device manager, to see if it had to be enabled under the admin username, but of course its not recognized in the bios so it wouldnt show up there...

The old SATA still has windows installed on it. i was hoping to run both hard drives for a while, and transfer over data onto the new ATA drive and then remove the SATA and run the one hard drive.

Does anyone know why I cant run the SATA with the ATA? I thought this would be possible!? Is it because I have windows installed on the SATA, i wouldnt think that would be a problem in recognizing the drive...

Answer:run ATA hard drive and SATA? wont recognize SATA?

is the SATA master and the ATA slave?

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I have 2 IDE HDs installed and added SATA drive lately. SATA runs in IDE mode in CMOS. Problem is, even though SATA drive is recognized by BIOS, Disk Manager, Norton Ghost & System Works, it doesn't show in My Computer, causing problems with saving and opening files. Tried a couple of tricks (changing the drive letter,disconnecting & reconnecting the drive, reformatting etc. ) nothing seems to work. I use this SATA drive for storage and for now I have to drag the files down there manually.
I don't know if it's of any importance, but I have nVidia GeForce graphics card onboard.
Has anyone encountered this kind of a problem ?
Thanks Carl

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The time has come for me to wipe the hard drive and re-install Windows 7 following a recent disastrous download that's effectively knocked out my Internet Explorer 11 and rendered Internet browsing difficult. My system has since become unstable and progressively slow and unfortunately, for some reason, I am unable to Restore to any previous installation. As I have loads of files I want to access, I've decided get a new Hard Disk and run the original H/drive (if possible) from a SATA drive Docking Station. So essentially, I would like to know if my Dell DXC061 will run and support a new Seagate 1Tb SATA3 7200rpm Barracuda. My BIOS is Ver. 2.4.0 dated 05/24/07. I have opened the CPU to see that the current drive connectors appear similar to those on the SATA Docking Station and think my old drive will fit it. However, it's now occurred to me that its possible the newSATA 3 drive may not be compatible with my BIOS or Motherboard. Any help or comments please? Incidentally I have most of my most useful files backed up on an external drive, so all, hopefully is not lost.

Answer:Upgrading Hard Disk from SATA to SATA 3 Drive

You need a SATA3 port to connect a SATA3 HDD to be fully compatible.

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I understand Sata 3 is backward compatible with Sata 2. So will a Sata 3 Seagate HD work if plugged into the Sata 2 port of an Asus motherboard using the included Sata 2 cable? Will there be any problems/disadvantages apart from the HD only performing at Sata 2 speeds?
Hard drive

Answer:Will a Sata 3 Hard drive work on a Sata 2 Motherboard?

Go ahead, you will have no problems at all.

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Hi guys,
My old A215-S4747 has a Toshiba SATA drive (200 GB, model name: MK2035GSS) in it. However when i look at device manager, the drive appears to be configured over IDE bus, rather than SATA bus. I know, old motherboards were providing such option in order to eliminate compatibility issues with older OSes like XP, however this machine has Vista (SP2) by factory default.

I wanted to upgrade the drive (it's really aged) with a new faster SATA drive, but i couldn't find any option to configure it as SATA (not IDE) under BIOS!

I'm attaching screenshots here, and really disappointed about it. If i bus brand-new SATA drive, will it be forced to run over IDE channel (UDMA 5 max) which is really slower than SATA.

It seems Toshiba left no such option in BIOS and configured drives automatically as IDE eventhough they're actually SATA-provided.

Screenshots here:


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Ok, I have fitted a A7V600-X Asus Motherboard with AMD Athlon XP2800, a Single Segate Barracuda HDD fitted to SATA 1 on Motherboard.Can someone please confirm I have the following correct or corect me if I am wrong please.Should the SATA Drive register in the BIOS before the SATA Driver is installed ?To install windows, set boot options to Floppy, DVD, SCSI/ATA Device in BIOS.Then boot from WinXP CD, at F6 option insert Floppy with SATA Driver from Asus website. and that the process ?

Answer:Asus A7V600-X Configuration HELP with SATA Please


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I bought a Asus P5l-mx motherboard that is supposed be able to use IDE or SATA hard drives. I first hooked up my DVD burner and one hard drive so I could load windows. I have another hard drive of the same but the board did not have IDE2 port. Windows loaded fine but after booting into windows I tried to install all my drivers but I got nothing but errors, ( not a win32 application or I/o error. I did everything I could think of and finely I went into my bios setup and set the DMA and another setting and rebooted and it worked like a charm but I do not understand why I had to manually set it up. I decided to buy two IDE to SATA converters so I could run my hard drives on my SATA ports and my DVD burner on my IDE1 port. My system would not recognize my hard drives connected to the converters. I tried every setting in the book in the bios and the hard drives and tried it on the DVD burner and another hard drive and still the system would but recognize any of the drives connected to the SATA ports. So I decided to go with two hard drives on IDE 1. One hard drive worked find but the other formated in dos but in windows the hard drive does not show up. I run Maxtor Blaster 4 for windows to see if could configure it with the utility but it stated that there was no drive to configure. I tried different cables but that did not work. I have been trying to reach Asus tech support for five and a half days now. I sent three Emails and got no response. I used their live support two time ... Read more

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i have a sata ASUS DRW-24B5S and sometime is not avaible after a boot

it's sometime that happen

in the event i got this error when my dvd burner is not avaible

Service Control Manager
id 7026
log type System

The following boot-start or system-start driver(s) failed to load: cdrom

At startup it was not possible to load the following drivers:

the only security software i have installed is eset smart security 5 64bit
i run windows 7 64 ultimate

when i got this error i push the drive button to open it but the drive doesn't respond

when i have not this error it's perfect

the drivers are


Answer:help why sometime is not my dvd ASUS DRW-24B5ST sata avaible ?

Hi there ... Does the Device always show up in my Computer ... But some times with a Red x ? .. Do you have Intel Rapid Storage Technology Installed .. Also have you ran windows updates recently ?

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I have a system with an ASUS P5AD2-E Premium mobo.
When I first set up the system, I installed two identical 160GB SATA drives on the Intel ICH6R controller.
I set it up for RAID0.

I never had a chance to compare a RAID0 setup with standard SATA (in AHCI mode), so I just assumed that RAID0 was better than standard SATA.

Now, almost 5yrs later, I have decided to replace the two old HDD's with one SATA II 500GB.
It's a Western Digital WD5001AALS. It has a 32MB buffer, compared with the old drives with only 8MB buffer.
All of these drives are 7200RPM.

My first thought was to buy another of the 500GB drives so I could set up another RAID0 system, but after reading about RAID and controllers, I realize that RAID0 on my system is probably not worth the cost of the second HDD, and I don't need another 500GB of storage. Since both the Intel ICH6R and the SIl3114 controllers are on the PCI, not the PCIE bus, the max transfer rate I can get is about 133MB/sec.

When I ran HD Tune for Read, I found some interesting things.

First, when I am running a single SATA II drive (the 500GB) on the Intel controller, it maxes out at about 100MB/Sec.
But as the test progresses, say after the first minute of testing, the rate drops way down, to about 50MB/sec.

When I run the same test on the two old drives configured as RAID0 (on the same controller), the rate is more steady at or near 100MB/Sec, but there are frequent spikes downward to 10MB/sec.

I have ... Read more

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Ok guys. I am building a new machine with a Seagate Barracuda SATA 80 GB and an Asus A7V8X-X mobo. Since the mobo has no onboard SATA interface, I have installed an SATA PCI host adapter.
Here's the deal; the host adapter seems to work fine, but no sign of the hdd in either CMOS/BIOS or DOS. The hdd spins up, I checked, and the CMOS is set to auto-detect.
I have built dozens of machines, but this is my first SATA drive. Anyone have any ideas?

Answer:Asus A7V8X-X and SATA hdd issue

Welcome to TechSpot Forums

You're searching the drive from the PCI adapter's BIOS, right? Additional controller cards have their own BIOSes which are (usually) accessible after power-on self test, before the OS loads, there should be a screen saying which key to press to get there.

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Hello All;

I have searched high and low and have tried a 101 different drivers from NVidia and Asus websites to try and get my rig installed with windows 8. I installed windows 8 preview without a problem at all. However, now that I try to install the full version, I am unable to do so. When in the beginning of the installation it claims that no media is found and no drivers seem to help produce any media? Can someone point me to the right place to find the drivers so that I can install Win 8 on my rig. I even tried copying the nv*.inf files from my C:\windows\system32\Drivers\ from my preview win 8 edition running on the same machine to no avail. Please help if you have any idea what to do. At this point, I think I will reinstall windows 7 and try to upgrade it at some point in the future. Perhaps when 8.1 becomes generally available.

Thanks allot in advance for any help or pointers.


Answer:Installation of Win 8 64-bit on Asus P5N32-E SLI SATA

Looking on Asus site, the last drivers are for Vista.

You could try Windiws 8.1 Preview.

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I had a power outage and after rebooting WinXP won't start. It says there is no HD and bios not installed. I can go into the bios setup but I can't get it to detect the Maxtor Sata HD. I've only had this pc a month, this is really depressing. I have the Asus K8V SE Deluxe motherboard. Please help. Thanks, m3guitar

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Hey in my bios there is a setting called "Enhanced Mode Support on" and the choices are SATA, PATA, or both. is anyone familiar with that setting? Please tell me what exactly it does and if it affects performance in any way. when i played with that setting it altered the order that my HDD and DVD drives appeared but i do not know if that is as deep as that setting goes. i only have 1 sata hdd and 2 pata dvd drives. whats the best reccomendation for that bios setting?

Answer:ASUS BIOS settings regarding SATA

im not completely sure what it does but i am sure that u should leave it on S-ATA unless u have a specific reason to change it

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problem.I have WinXP Home SP2 CD, AMD Athlon XP3400, 2GB Memory, 600w newly replaced and tested PSU, 1x Single Seagate Barracuda SATA HDD 80GB. The machine is 3 years 2 months old.The PSU failed and caused boot problem. Repalced with a 600w new PSU.I have created from the original ASUS Driver CD SATA drivers and also tried both avail SATA Drivers from ASUS Download website for this motherboard.The mother board has 4 SATA conectors, 1 & 2 are marked 1 & 2 and other 2 SATA connectors are marked Pri & Sec on the motherboard.I have cleared the CMOSReason I am installing is with the PSU fail I came to switch the machine on last week and got "windows could not start because the following files is missing or corrupt: \windows\system32\config\system you can attempt to repair this file by starting the windows set-up using the original set-up CDROM. Select R at the first set-up screen."I have tried the repair for this and I am unable to enter the Recovery. The machine is not a Branded machine. I built it for my daughter.Problem I am facing is it reports when loading the F6 SATA driver that no HDDs can be foundCould the motherboard be damaged as a result of the PSU failure ?

Answer:ASUS K8V-SE Deluxe and Single SATA HDD

"Could the motherboard be damaged as a result of the PSU failure ?"It is a possibility.Is the drive picked up in the BIOS? If it is then the mobo is most likely okay and your problem may be one of incorrect BIOS settings or incorrect driver.

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I cant seem to install WindowsXP Pro on a single SATA hard drive as Windows does not see any hard drives connected. There have been others with the exact same problem in this forum and in all the cases the problem was missing drivers. So I tried that for both the Promise and VIA SATA controllers (used the correct sata ports for each controller when testing). I loaded in every driver I could find in many websites (ASUS, Promise, etc). Now this is where my problem is different from others I read.

There were 2 sets of drivers (1 for promise, 1 for VIA) that did not give me the "Windows can not find and hard drives" screen. Instead I got into the Recovery Console. I didnt select the recovery console, instead after loading in the drivers from the floppy it just went there on its own. I thought I would be able to format my drive from this screen but the only devices it could find (with the MAP command) are the floppy drive and cd drive. Am I still having the same problem as before? Why did these drivers act differently? Is there anything else I can do in the recovery console? I was thinking I might have found the right drivers with these two but some other setting may be wrong.

Update: Forgot to mention the bios detects the drive fine when its plugged into any of the ports sata ports

Drivers that acted differently:
VIA VT6420 (VT8237) SATA RAID Driver Package Version 2.20D WHQL
Promise SATA378 Driver V1.00.0.26

Any ideas would be really helpful as I'm fresh out.... Read more

Answer:asus k8v se deluxe sata difficulties

you may need a BIOS update and/or a windows patch.

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