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Asus A7N8X-E Deluxe SATA Problem

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by pllobell, Nov 15, 2005.

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  1. pllobell

    pllobell Thread Starter

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    Hey all-

    Here's my situation:
    Asus A7N8X-E Deluxe
    2xHitachi 250GB SATA Drives
    1xWD 40GB IDE (Which I want out)
    1280MB RAM
    CD-RW
    DVD-RW
    ...other stuff that's not important...

    My goal:
    XP Pro on the primary SATA drive, booting to that drive, and having the other SATA drive free for misc data. No IDE hard drives.

    My problem:
    The computer will not boot without the IDE hard drive. With the IDE in, it will boot into windows running off of SATA1.

    When the IDE is removed, the system will go through the boot devices and fail to boot.

    Anyone know how to get the ASUS A7N8X-E Deluxe to boot to SATA?

    Thanks!
    PJ
     
  2. Rukee

    Rukee Banned

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    Do you see it search for SATA devices durring the posting screens?? Are the right SATA channels enabled in the BIOS?
     
  3. pllobell

    pllobell Thread Starter

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    Yeah, they are def. detected. They come up after the POST in the bios, and give me an option to edit the RAID set. I don't have them in a RAID set...
     
  4. -=ZeroHour=-

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    you can set it in the bios to boot from the sata controller. can you post a pic of the bios screen where you set the boot priority?
     
  5. crjdriver

    crjdriver Moderator

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    Did you install windows on the sata drive when the ide drive was the boot device? If so, windows places the files it needs to boot on the root of the boot drive.
     
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