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Failed MB ..??

I am getting primary drive failure on this p4sp asus motherboard and I have tried 4 (PATA) drives with no change. It goes through the post test but fails with primary drive failure. I have tried everything including reconfiguring rom bios. I need to get a known good MB to troubleshoot this problem which I can do but I need to find out what other ASUS or other MBs are compatible with PATA only HD controller chipset. If I can go with another MB even non ASUS I will. I have all these good PATA drives from 40 to 80 gig and want to use them.If anyone out there knows any sites that have compatibility lists or cross reference lists I can do my own homework on this. Thanks

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  • jrgossett Nov 02, 2008

    The PC was originally Windows 2000 Pro on the Seagate Caviar 40G it came with. I would like to use this OS because the HD also had a full Microsoft Office suite and other features I wanted to use. I planned to use this PC wilth multiple hard drives using one of the Linux distros on one SATA drive and XP on two or more of the other drives for storage and etc.

  • jrgossett Nov 03, 2008

    terrier - Yes sir - will do.Thanks for expert comments!!

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    terrier: There are two IDE switches in this Award v6.0 bios
    - onboard pci enable and IDE bus master support both of which were enabled. I
    was sure this idea would work because I had seen these switches earlier but apparently
    the three Seagate drives I have are bad and not coming up at all. The one Maxtor I
    have however did come up in the GRUB prompt (wouldn’t you know it!) which
    is why I want to use separate drives for each OS anyway. I have lost a lot of
    data using grub in the past for which there is now a solution with the new
    Super Grub disk (links are all over the web) which works really well by the way
    and is also useful for other HD FAT and other problems. This shows me the HD
    controller function on the MB is OK and that the other drives are bad but that
    is OK and I am thrilled that I can get this system going anyway I can. I can always get other ATA drives for cheap if I
    need more storage. Thanks for great help and comments.




  • jrgossett Nov 06, 2008

    Sorry for garbage data on the header of this reply. I pasted this in from a Word file and for some reason this format picks up the header and etc.

  • jrgossett Nov 06, 2008

    terrier- Also I didn't explain that I set the HD hardware straps to "cable select" to make this Maxtor work. I noticed one time that the Maxtor came up as a slave in the bios so as soon as I set cable select it came up in the grub prompt. Your suggestion had me trying all the bios switches again on this problem so this led me to "a" solution and I am happy that the MB HD controller is at least working and this tells me a lot. Thanks again.

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What os are you using?

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  • Andy Bathgate
    Andy Bathgate Nov 03, 2008

    ASUS Board will support 4 pata drives but just to confuse you, when using win 2000/xp you have to set ONBOARD IDE OPERATE MODE In the system Bios to enhanced mode and ENHANCED MODE SUPPORT ON set to SATA try setting these in the bios and let me know it this works

  • Andy Bathgate
    Andy Bathgate Nov 03, 2008


    Parallel ATA and Serial ATA device configurations

    Following are the Parallel ATA and Serial ATA device configurations supported by Intel ICH5R specifications.

    Native operating systems (OS) are Windows 2000/XP. ICH5R supports a maximum of six (6) devices using these OS.

    legacy OS are MS-DOS, Windows 98/Me/NT4.0. ICH5R supports a maximum of four (4) devices using these OS.





    Operating System



    Primary

    (2 devices)


    P-ATA Secondary

    (2 devices)


    Port 0

    (1 device)


    S-ATA Port 1

    (1 device)



    - Windows 2000/XP



    V



    ■/










    2 Windows 98/Me/NT4.0
















    Configuration A
    ;





    ■■"■:" .• : —



    ■/







    Configuration B Configuration C






    ■/ ■S








    Supported Disabled

    Required IDE Configuration settings in BIOS

    Refer to the following table for the appropriate BIOS settings of the above P-ATA and S-ATA device configurations. See section "4.3.6 IDE configuration" for details on the related BIOS items.





    BIOS item



    Windows 2000/XP



    Windows 98/Me/NT4.0 ABC




    Onboard IDE Operate Mode



    Enhanced Mode



    Compatible Mode



    Compatible Mode



    Compatible Mode




    Enhanced Mode Support On



    S-ATA













    IDE Port Settings






    Primary P-ATA+S-ATA



    Sec. P-ATA+S-ATA



    P-ATA Ports Only


    ASUS P4C800 motherboard user guide

    2-25

    Primary
    (2 devices)
    P-ATA Secondary
    (2 devices)
    Port 0
    (1 device)
    S-ATA Port 1
    (1 device)
    - Windows 2000/XP
    V
    ■/


    2 Windows 98/Me/NT4.0




    Configuration A ;

    ■■"■:" .• : —
    ■/

    Configuration B Configuration C

    ■/ ■S


    Supported Disabled
    Required IDE Configuration settings in BIOS
    Refer to the following table for the appropriate BIOS settings of the above P-ATA and S-ATA device configurations. See section "4.3.6 IDE configuration" for details on the related BIOS items.
    BIOS item
    Windows 2000/XP
    Windows 98/Me/NT4.0 ABC
    Onboard IDE Operate Mode
    Enhanced Mode
    Compatible Mode
    Compatible Mode
    Compatible Mode
    Enhanced Mode Support On
    S-ATA



    IDE Port Settings

    Primary P-ATA+S-ATA
    Sec. P-ATA+S-ATA
    P-ATA Ports Only
    ASUS P4C800 motherboard user guide
    2-25

  • Andy Bathgate
    Andy Bathgate Nov 03, 2008

    sorry scan transfer has messed up

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SATA 1.5 Gb/s - 2

I would assume that the 500GB drive you have is a SATA drive. and the 80GB as PATA. If that is the case, then the two drives would be on different controllers and would work in the system. Typically, it is recommended that the SATA drives is the main hard drive holding your OS.

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The 4 main SATA ports are numbered, 1 - 4. Your primary SATA drive must be connected to SATA port 1. Your second SATA drive must be connected to SATA port 3. See page 2-26 in your manual.
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http://support.asus.com/download/download.aspx?modelname=P5B&SLanguage=en-us

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