Was runnig an ATA HDD until SATA arrived. switched drives and the new drive didn't show up so I switched back to look for drivers online. Didn't notice 24 pin ATX power was partially unplugged. Went through post normal screen was up and initial XP load screen for a couple seconds then a blue screen with 4 or 5 lines flashed for 1/10 of a second and repeated. I saw ATX plug and seated fully this time the same thing happened only there was just over 1/2 a page of writting and then looped through all over again. Saw the word driver in 2 locations on the bluue screen and last line was a whole lot of numbers in(), mostly 0s.
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Re: Fried MOBO component or lost drivers?
1) unplug power cord for 10 minutes Then when booting 2)Try setting your BIOS back to default 3) Remove all fittings on M/board except foot Video and memory. Including hard drive DVD CD etc and see if computer boots if it does try fitting others one at a time (with computer off of course )rebooting each time These are only some suggestions to define if M/board is OK
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The Gigabyte GA-7VKMP motherboard does not support serial ATA SATA drives. Open the link provided; http://tw2005.giga-byte.com/Motherboard/Products/Products_GA-7VKMP.htm 2 x ATA 66/100/133 bus master IDE ports 1 x FDD, 2 x HDD and 1 x CD audio input IrDA(1x5) and COM2 on board GBT standard front panel 2 x USB2.0 connectors (support 4 ports by cable) You can connect the adapter below to an opened IDE port and connect a SATA 1.5 drive to your system. http://www.satagear.com/SATA-MM-A1_SATA_Adapter.html This should allow you're SATA drive to transfer data faster than the 133MHz standard IDE speed. Cheers' Mike
No, it's not true, but you will need to buy Partition Magic to clone the smaller drive onto the larger one.
The new MoBo and CPU might give you more trouble though. All of the windows drivers for the old MoBo will be confused when they see all new hardware. In the olden (WinNT) days, this rarely worked. Now in the WinXP SP3/Vista days, you'll probably be just fine.
You can use any size HDD in your computer as a slave and it does not have to be an exact match for the maxtor. You will however need the make sure that the connections on the new drive match. For example SATA drives will not attache to an IDE cable and vice versa. The drive that you mentioned is an IDE style drive so unless your MOBO has SATA connectors on it you will need to buy an IDE/EIDE drive.
I had the similar problem with the K8MM-V Motherboard. I has been using a PATA HDD. I need to intall a 250Gig Seagate SATA HDD. Despit all the Bios Configs the PC Could not detec the HDD. Untill i Put a Jumper on the HDD limiting the SATA HDD to 1.5gig of OS instead of 3gig. Look at the Label of your HDD
Things need to be turned on in your bios patrohi. This is why windows didn't boot to the SATA. You need to use your manual & make sure the, Serial ATA Controller is [Enabled]
Within the Advanved menue under SouthBridge Configuration.
At the Main menue the SATA drive should be listed.
Boot settings need to change as well. At Boot Settings Configurations. Make sure your SATA drive is listed.
Boot order should list like, Floppy 1st, CDROM 2nd, SATA 3rd. The SATA will not list as a SATA but the model number of the SATA drive. Once all these settings are set save & exit. Your drive should show up for work & the windows CD should load.
Is there a BIOS setting to temporarily put the SATA controller into legacy mode? XP would then think it's an IDE drive. Then, after installing XP, install the drivers from the motherboard CD, then go back into the BIOS and turn off legacy mode.