Question about ASUS P5RD1-VM Motherboard
I finally completed assembling the PC, started it up and I was able to update the BIOS settings, rebooted and here comes another issue. When I tried to install XP, it does not recognize the hard drive. I decided to use an old hard drive from another PC with Windows XP Home complete with updates installed on it and my newly built computer does not recognize the hard drive. Before I can do this with my other systems, I just have to reformat the hard drive and I was able to install a fresh copy of Windows. Any suggestion?
It is rare that an IDE drive will not be detected during Windows XP setup. Try the following steps:
1) Verify that all connections are solid. The IDE cable is secured at the drive as well as the motherboard. The power supply is connected to the drive.
2) Enter the BIOS setup and verify if the drive is recognized there. If not, there is a connection problem.
3) If you are using any type of RAID, even if the drive is simply connected to a RAID controller, you will have to load those RAID drivers via floppy during the install process in order for your drive to be detected by the Windows installer.
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Posted on Mar 11, 2009
Make sure all wire connections are completely pushed in. try going in to the BIOS and see if it reconized it
Posted on Mar 11, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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Download the latest BIOS update from your computer manufacturer's website onto a USB flash drive. Refer to your user manual to obtain the manufacturer's website address.
If the downloaded BIOS file is a zip archive, unzip the contents onto your USB flash drive.
Jumper settings may need to be reconfigured on some motherboards to enter BIOS recovery mode. Most Intel-based motherboards have a jumper setting or switch near the on-board
The procedure for setting the jumpers will vary depending on your motherboard make and model, so refer to the motherboard documentation for specific instructions.
Power on the computer and press "F2" to access the Setup Mode menu.
If you are unable to access the setup menu, you will not be able to proceed with this repair. Take your computer to a repair shop, as the motherboard may need to be replaced.
Use the arrow key to select "Boot Priority" or a similarly named field. Press the "Enter" key.
Scroll down until "First boot priority" or "First boot drive" is selected and press "Enter."
Select the USB flash drive as the first boot priority device. Press the "F10" key to save this setting and exit from the setup menu.
Connect the USB flash drive to an open USB port on your computer.
Then let your computer fully reboot.
The USB flash drive should be detected and the BIOS should update automatically.
When the update is complete, you may be prompted to restart your computer, or it may reboot automatically.
If you are able to use your computer without any further problems of overheating or failure to recognize drives, your failed BIOS update has been resolved.
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Sep 11, 2012 | ASUS (P5RC-LA) Motherboard
Updating the BIOS with the Intel® Express
BIOS Update Utility
With the Intel Express BIOS Update utility you can update the system BIOS while in
the Windows environment. The BIOS file is included in an automated update utility
that combines the functionality of the Intel® Flash Memory Update Utility and the ease
of use of Windows-based installation wizards.
To update the BIOS with the Intel Express BIOS Update utility:
1. Go to the Intel World Wide Web site:
2. Navigate to the D946GZIS page, click "[view] Latest BIOS updates," and select the
Express BIOS Update utility file.
3. Download the file to your hard drive. (You can also save this file to a removable
USB device. This is useful if you are updating the BIOS for multiple identical
4. Close all other applications. This step is required. Your system will be rebooted at
the last Express BIOS Update window.
5. Double-click the executable file from the location on your hard drive where it was
saved. This runs the update program.
6. Follow the instructions provided in the dialog boxes to complete the BIOS update.
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