Question about ASUS P4P800S Motherboard
need a little help here...
got this system second hand and tried adding a hard drive to the primary ide slot and couldn't get it to boot. I went into the bios and it saw the ata and the ide hd drives but when you went to the boot sequence you couldn't choose the ata drive.
i also tried putting it on the secondary ide as a slave and had the same problem. tried that on ide1 as well.
does this mother board override the ata slot when you use the ide slot for a hard drive?
this should be a straight forward install but this is getting frustrating.
1 gb ram
nvidia 128mb video
80 gb ata hard drive
didn't check the bios version but assume original
windows xp pro 32bit
thanks for a light you might shine on my problem!
Hi Steffan, to answer your question! Yes, the bios does take away an IDE port when using both SATA & IDE hard disk drives. See the manual for ASUS P4P800S page 1-22 & page 1-23. In reality both drives are ATA. (Though I understood your question above). This board wants you to hook the two types of drives as shown on pg 1-23. Than go to page 2-14 to help you set the bios setting. Than see if you choose the serial ATA SATA drive in the boot configuration section.
See under, IDE Port Settings [Primary P-ATA+S-ATA]. (Set to this in bios).
Parallel = P-ATA = IDE drive.
Serial = S-ATA = SATA drive.
Need the manual? Click on this Asus link; http://support.asus.com/download/download.aspx?modelname=P4P800S&SLanguage=en-us
You'll also need Adobe reader to view the manual. Download Adobe from this link; http://www.adobe.com/products/reader/
If you still have trouble just let me know.
Good luck Steffan!
Posted on Sep 18, 2008
Ah, ok. According to the manual, on page 1-23...here's what you need to do.
According to this page, you need to set onboard ide operate mode to "Enchanced Mode", and Enchanged mode support on to "Sata".
Posted on Sep 18, 2008
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