Question about ASUS A7N8X-E Deluxe Motherboard
Hi i have a problem where my post-bios halts when i connect my seagate 160gb st3160022ace pata HD, it detects the HD but after it checks the S.M.A.R.T and passes it halts... also even if i manually set the PIO 4 and UDMA 5 it forces a different PIO & UDMA 2... i ran the seagate seatools and it passes the S.M.A.R.T but fails all the DST tests... i have another computer that its MB is a msi 694t pro that has absolutly no problems running the HD even though the the tests dont pass... i had it about 80% full of backup data and have been sorting and moving the data without a single problem or even any hesitation, i dont have any idea why it would run fine in a older system and have such a persistant problem on the newer MB with higher fsb & processor speed ive tried installing a new bios rev. with no luck at all ofcourse. why would the disk have good data integrity and no lost data packets on transfer but fail the DST tests and work without flaw in the msi, and wont even pass bios initialization and autodetect...
any info or even better yet... a solution would be greatly apreciated.
Post. Script. also while its halted it still responds to num lock & so on...
Hi omega_1_80, two things come to mind. I gather you used the data cable from the MSI system when you switched to it. Try connecting a new data cable (80-pin) in your system. Set the bios to Auto for the PATA 160 drive. If the drive still seems funny turn off S.M.A.R.T. See if these suggestions help.
Good luck omega_1_80!
Posted on Nov 23, 2008
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