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EliteGroup PM800M2 bios no reconce sata de 160 GB

Poseo una motherboard EliteGroup PM800-M2. Le coloque un HardDisk Sata Hitachi de 160 GB y la Bios no la reconoce. la MOBO tiene activado el OnchipSata en modo IDE y sin embargo no la reconoce. Cual sería la Solución?

I have an Elitegroup PM800-M2 motherboard. We place a HardDisk Hitachi 160GB Sata and Bios does not recognize. MOBO has enabled the OnchipSata IDE mode and not yet recognized. What is the solution?

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  • guyglesias Dec 23, 2008

    Has installed an LG DVD-RW IDE, and the order is: CDROM HARDISK, Floppy

  • guyglesias Dec 23, 2008

    I found that the driver VIA VT8237
    is not compatible with SATAII jumpenado but if it works but the disc SATAI problems????????

  • guyglesias Dec 23, 2008

    the bios of the card does not recognize the SATA 160 GB

  • guyglesias Dec 23, 2008

    The Motherborad not recognized Hardisk Hitachi SATA 160 GB. andalusia
    not recognized by the BIOS, I can not install Windows XP. Supposedly
    the VT8237 chipset does not work with SATAII.

  • guyglesias Dec 23, 2008

    Find This:

    The drive is simply NOT RECOGNISED by the VT8237 controller when
    plugged into the mobo! BIOS is the most current available, Sept 2004.
    It appears VIA know all about this and haven't offered any resolution
    save buy a SATAII board or another board with a different controller or
    a board with their *fixed* 8237R Plus controller. What compounds the
    problem is even with the drive jumpered to force it down to 1.5Gb, as
    the Auto Negotiation seems FUBAR in the VT8237, it still isn't
    recognised! So it was a wasted afternoon and an exercise in futility!

    So just a lesson to those thinking of buying a SATAII 3Gb drive and
    thinking it will run on any SATA controller, BEWARE of mobo's with the
    VIA VT8237 SATA controller as it appears incompatible with SATAII 3Gb
    drives, at least with a Maxtor model 7V300F0 it is!!

    Doing more googling, it appears VIA VT8237R, VT6240 and VT6241L SATA
    Controllers are suspect too with 3Gb SATA drives, nice to know init!

  • Jay Glendenning
    Jay Glendenning May 11, 2010

    Could you clarify your last statement please

  • Jay Glendenning
    Jay Glendenning May 11, 2010

    Are you trying to install a fresh copy of windows on this drive?

  • Jay Glendenning
    Jay Glendenning May 11, 2010

    Is there an IDE drive connected also?

    Have you checked your boot order in the BIOS?



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The P4M800-M7 does support SATA but it does not support SATA 2.0. So what you need to do to get the drive to function at a lower speed. Set to run Ultra 100/133MHz. You'll need help to do this. Try this software for Seagate. It might work for Seagate.
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