Question about ASUS A7V8X-X (90-M7A690-W0EAY) Motherboard
SATA drive; PCI SATA controller. Selected SCSI in BIOS boot menu. Result--"Please mount system."
It sounds like your mainboard is not set up to allow for a SATA boot drive.
Have a look in your bios and ensure the boot order is set to the SATA drive first
Then, make sure the SATA drive is formatted and has an operating system installed.
Alternatively, boot the system from a boot disk ( your XP or Vista disk will allow this) and check to see if the board can see the drive and can read the drive if it is already formatted.
If not, format it and install the O/S onto it and make sure you answer YES to the question " do you wish to boot from this drive?"
Both my systems use SATA drives and I only had a boot fault because the "pre-formatted drive" I bought was not formatted and formatting under windows during O/S installation solved this issue..
Posted on Oct 28, 2008
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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