When you boot from an XP installation CD, what exactly happens? CD player and video fail. I determined that there were no hardware problems, so the fault was probably with the OS, APIC mode settings or with my computer’s problem with recognizing the XP installation sequence. Well which BIOS for the motherboard are you using? If you need assistance with this, let me know.

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Advanced bios settings raid or scsi mine is set as raid. For the last couple weeks, I have been using an old 2.

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Of all the systems reviewed today, Asus has the nicest and cleanest priopietary software. It found some thumb drives but not the gb SATA drive. A7n8x- the HDD new, or used? Reset Post Submit Post. I have been reading some old threads looking for answers to my problem. I am trying to use the latest drivers from Silicon Image.


My system is up and running now. After installing a newer, upgraded BIOS it seems to work just fine. I am really good at understanding computers, especially hardware issues.

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Posted 15 September – TechSpot Account Sign up for freeit takes 30 seconds. The downside to this BIOS however is that you sometimes need to adjust one of the eight jumpers located on the motherboard, and some of them are in awkward locations.

When you have the drivers installed and the system reboots, disable the boot from cd also. In bios make sure you only have boot from cd selected disable all others. Or to do it properly reinstall Windows from scratch and do it properly.


Not having done this before, I am not sure what it will see. This is how i got my dual sata 80gb maxtors working.

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These capacitors may block larger heatsinks like this Thermalright AX7. I have not tried the IDE Version 1. Only file that loaded was sir. I have always wanted this board but could not afford it. That sounds like a good place to start: Thank you all for all the help! Here’s where the rub comes in: Do you then see: Their 3-year warranty is also displayed clearly on the saa of the box but no other documentation included mentions warranty.