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Setup cannot access the disk

After assembling my machine using AsRock motherboard,the machine started just as normal,but when i tried to intall winXp on that particular machine the message "setup cannot access this disk" apeared and there after the error message was displayed!it doesnt install,create partition or delete partition! now what might be a problem?I have read the manual all over but havent come up with the posible solution!

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Re: setup cannot access the disk

Does your bios recognise your hard drive?; is it set at master on jumpers or does it have to be cable select? Have you used the correct IDE cable and is it connected to the IDE 1(normally blue) Is the XP disc a full version or just a recovery cd.

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I try to install winxp but it always fail and restart by itself.. my setup is: -pentium 4 630 3GHz -ocz platinum rev 2 ddr400 512MB x2 -maxtor diamond max 80GB SATA

One bad lead will cause your computer to continue in a cycle
replace all the leads that attach to your hard drive including electrical extensions + IDE,SATA and the ones that attach from your motherboard to hard drive
hope this helps

Sep 19, 2010 | Asrock 775VM800 Motherboard

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Asrock 775i65G motherboard when i install widows xp can't continue, and hungs when setup windows excutive load,,how i fix this problem pls help me

Try installing Windows in a directory other than Windows. Let it be installed in say WINXP or whatever name you like.

Jan 13, 2010 | Asrock 4CoreDual-SATA2 Motherboard

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No Display in ASRock 775i45GV Motherboard

Try cleaning the RAM as shown in the image below:
also you can try resetting the CMOS, here's how it's done on your motherboard:

CLRCMOS0 allows you to clear the data in CMOS. The data in CMOS includes system
setup information such as system password, date, time, and system setup parameters. To
clear and reset the system parameters to default setup, please turn off the computer and
unplug the power cord, then use a jumper cap to short the pins on CLRCMOS0 for 3
seconds. Please remember to remove the jumper cap after clearing the CMOS.

The location of the CLRCMOS0 on the motherboard can be seen on the image below. (labeled no.10)


If problems persist. Replace the RAM. Hope this helps.

Oct 07, 2009 | Asrock P4I45GV R5 Motherboard

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Windiws cannot access the disk

try using the program Killdisk. This will permanently erase everything that has ever been written to the HD. Whenever I run into this problem, I run this on the HD and Presto, setup now recognizes the drive.

However, if this is a SATA drive, sometimes certain drivers must be loaded first. These drivers can be found at the manufacturer website. Once downloaded, you will have to use a floppy disk to load them (or usb flash drive if it is set up as bootable device). To load the drivers once downloaded and stored on bootable device, you will have to run winxp setup and press F6 when prompted at the bottom of the screen to load third party raid or scsi drivers. When you press F6, nothing different will happen. Setup files will continue to copy and setup will again try to look for your hard drive. When it does not find it, you will be prompted to look for drivers on your bootable device (the floppy/usb drive you loaded the drivers on).

Just note, after using killdisk, data recovery will not be possile for the partition you erased by using killdisk. What this means: Everytime your format a HD using Fdisk or windows setup, nothing is technicaly erased until that particular spot on the HD is written over, that is how data recovery businesses restore lost or erased data. Once you run killdisk, it re-writes over all data making it completely invisible to partition recovery programs. If you are not worried about any data on the disk, then this should be no concern for you, just some info.

If this does not help, I will be happy to walk you through the manual HD setup in winxp setup procedure, it is quite easy once you find what you need.

Hope this helped!

Oct 07, 2009 | Asrock K8Upgrade-VM800 Motherboard

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Disk failor

try replacing the cable and if that doesn't help try another hard drive

Jun 08, 2009 | Asrock K8Upgrade-VM800 Motherboard

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Recently i have intalled windows vista on my pc but when i install the audio drivers then it is showing the error that audio device is not detected

Have you looked at the ASROCK web-site for the P4I65GV motherboard, for "drivers" for Vista for your specific motherboard?
Download and install the driver.

May 27, 2009 | Asrock P4i65GV Motherboard

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SATA drive not detected

If you will be loading xp on the new drive,You will just need to press F6 during the setup when ask if you want to install 3rd party driver,and follow the instruction and put the SATA driver disk in when ask.(Even during xp setup It will say SCSI device until all the drivers for it are loaded)

May 20, 2009 | Asrock P4V88 (P4V88 RAID) Motherboard

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Problem installation on Windows XP

Three things
1) Do you have enough memory at lest 1Gb
2) Is it a full genuine Windows disk. Some disks out there are a mixture of different things and some cannot find hard drive
3) Try another setup disc and see if it works
Sometimes the disk has a read fault
One last thing to try is Reset BIOS to default

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P4i65G - brand new want start.

Try getting a slower cpu, I have a 3.0Ghz P4 with 512mb of ram and it works great, I emailed them about upgrading ram and they said: "Upgrading the memory would not affect the Video card, unless the memory is not compatible with the motherboard, then the computer might not turn on at all."

Oct 24, 2007 | Asrock P4i65GV Motherboard

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Windows problems

Windows keeps a record of the serial and/or model number of your motherboard when Windows is installed. If windows tries to start and senses that the number(s) of the motherboard are different, Windows refuses to start. You have to use your Windows installation disk and run the Windows Setup. If you have WinXP or Win2K you might be able to just run the "Repair" function, so try that first. If that does not work, run the complete Windows Installation. So long as you do NOT allow Windows setup to partition your Hard Drive, and you do NOT install Windows to a new directory (folder)... then Windows -should- retain all of your programs, personal settings, desktop picture, etc.

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