Thank you so much for your time! Originally Posted by Tang69 My God! Of course you would need to setup the OS and the data according to the needs e. I also flashed the bios from v Asus A8V deluxe Promise controller One further piece of useful info is as follows. Sep 30, 1. You want to use the SATA connectors that are in back of the floppy connector.

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MadJackOct 1, Do you already have an account? Another prerequisite will be identical sizes of HDD’s so if the drives are recognised under ‘View Drive Assignments’ but you cannot build the Array s as wished then this will very likely be the reason.

Serial ATA hard drives are definitely easier to use than IDE drives, but I’m not ready to part with the gig’s of storage I have right now just because the industry has switched from one connector, to another.

It’s been a long time since I’ve built a system from scratchand am a little rusty feluxe the OS installation, and completely unfamiliar with SATA.

Promise Fastrack 378 SATA controller, Asus A8V Deluxe and Windows 7

I have been studying a little the BAD!! If the bios sees the drive but windows does not, that normally indicates the drive has not been partitioned and formatted.

Here is a free trial program that might assist you: I tried a manual install of the fastrack driver but although listed in the ‘device manager’, there was an exclamation mark next to it and when I tried to set the bios to boot in raid mode, prior to xp booting there was a blue screen saying ‘xp had stopped the process due to an error’ All Athlon64 processors have the memory controller built into the processor, yet the VIA K8T Pro Northbridge still gets quite toasty during operation.


Upon reboot the Promise raid bios correctly identified the disk. Users have alternatively run HDD on the Promise controller in raid mode as single disks being separate and independant. One drive I boot from, the other is just for data.

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You will have to create a diskette that has the SATA drivers. I just thought I would clear up some confusion before I began the OS install process. I also flashed xsus bios from v Subsequent to upgrading the cpu a couple of days ago, I have experienced an issue namely that after the Promise Sata bios screen comes up the system does not boot but says something to the effect that ‘no disk can be found’ I have already noted several posts relating to problems regarding the Promise Sata being sometimes problematic.

Have you tried a new ribbon cable? Here is what I assume but it’s merely an assumption because I did NOT try it out and thus it’s mainly based on theoretical level, knowing that in IT matters there is only one truth: Joined Dec Age 70 Posts 64, Log in or Sign up.

There are 2 issues at hand, 1 making sure that the Promise Deljxe bios is configured correctly and 2 ensuring xp has the correct driver installed. I have completed the build aside from the Raptor, as it’s still on its way from Newegg. I am three steps away from finding the inspiration in pursuing a fine spiraling career in alcoholism!


Sep 30, 3. Of course you would need to setup the OS and the data according to the needs e. Sep 30, 1. There should be a driver disk builder somewhere on the CD to get them onto a floppy for OS installation.

Originally Posted by BlueDragon Hi heartsy, As I have been spending a couple of nights trying to make this bloody A8V Deluxe board to work with 4 HDD’s the way I wanted it and due to the fact that I finally could succeed thanks to a post in this forum https: If so, you have to reformat it to get it to work properly. Aside from the need for speed. Second, I’m aware that I have to install drivers from the Asus CD, but I’m not sure which ones to use for my configuration.

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Third, could someone lay me out a basic step by step guide that explains the OS install process, and what I have to do to get the mainboard to recognize the drives and install deluxs OS correctly? My current San Diego is also oc’ed to mhz.

Originally Posted by BlueDragon. Download the service packs and install them.