It was fine for 1 month after i bought SATA hdd. Once i turned PC on, and my SATA hdd wasn't recognized by MB. In list of storage devices he should be 3rd (1st my dvd-rw, 2nd my IDE hdd (80gb seagate), but now there is only "...", means it's detecting. I waited, but nothing happened. If i switch off data cable, it resumes working and loading starting menu with choosing OS. Cable probably working fine. I think problem in ports. Is it common trouble with these MB's or ports just burned/cracked or something? Power cable works fine. My HDD is 640Gb Seagate 7200.11. Thx to anyone who helps me.
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this is all i could find out from the internet so not sure if this will help you out.
(I went into BIOs again after I looked the SATA port over on the motherboard. The SATA ports on the motherboard are listed as 0,1,4,&5. In BIOS the SATA ports are 0.1.2.3.4. & 5. I have been trying to turn on 2 or 3 as they are the next ports and never tried 4 or 5.
When I turned on 4 and 5 everything is working fine.
Why do they list SATA ports 2 and 3 when they are not present on the motherboard)
or see if this link helps you. Dell Optiplex 755 2 sata ports 2 3 not working on motherboard Google Search
You need to install the SATA drivers that belog to your specific motherboard.
When you are installing Windows thru your Windows CD, there is a moment at teh beginning of the process that you will be asked to press F6 if you want to install 3rd party drivers.
That is your call.
Once the SATA drivers are installed, you will be able to continue with your Windows installation.
In my travels through this nightmare called Windows, there have been some real issues. I ran into this same problem with XP with SP3, What I did was set up a virtual machine running Vista Premium and loaded the SATA Optical with the Vista OS which recognized it right off. I was able to use the drive just fine when using the Vista in the virtual machine but was not seen in XP. Have not found a decent work around this....just waiting for Windows 7 to come out so I dump both XP and Vista and start over learning another new curb, but at least I've been told that a huge amount of drivers are to be loaded into the new OS...we'll see.
Hi rafiqbrush, let me go over a few things for the P5B MB. There is a total of 5 serial ATA SATA drive ports on the board & one ATA IDE/PATA port. 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. All SATA drives are seen as master drives. Once the two SATA drives are connected (As per manual), boot to the bios main menu. At the main bios menu make sure your bios shows both SATA drives. Than go to the bios title "Boot". Make sure your primary SATA drive 1 is listed in the boot order. Save & exit the bios. (SATA drive 1 must have windows installed on it). Link to Asus P5B web site; http://support.asus.com/download/download.aspx?modelname=P5B&SLanguage=en-us
Good luck rafiqbrush! Thank you for using fixya. Mike
Hi, could it be that you have an adapter that works one way only - IDE to SATA - it converts an IDE drive to SATA host port and therefore will not work in your motherboard.
What you probably should get is Sata Drive to IDE connector.
You might want to have a look @ http://www.satacables.com/html/sata-acessories.html./
Hope this be of some help to you. Good luck.