Question about Asrock P4VM8 Motherboard

1 Answer

Serial ATA controller

Ok. thnks in advance: i've created a floppy SATA controller with the Asrock CD, rebooted and start installation of WinXpSp2, while F6 screen appeared i did follow the onscreen instructions (inserted the floppy and so...)ok once choosen the apropiate driver for SATA in winxp.. thew process went ok. I did create 2 partitions with fast NTFS format (bcs of new hard drive)it copied everything but after rebooting the "theres no drive connected Press F3 to leave" (Between: i choose Boot from Hardisk)

Posted by on


1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points


    An expert that got 5 achievements.


    An expert who has achieved Level 3.


    An expert that has over 500 points.

  • Master
  • 461 Answers

Try fat 32

Posted on Sep 05, 2007


1 Suggested Answer

  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

A 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
The service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Good luck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017


Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

2 Answers

I have a k8upgrade vm800 motherboard. I want to install a sata hdd for storage only but the bios is not seeing the sata connection. Is there any soloution to make this possible or are the sata connections...

Is the drive initialised ... if not it will not exist on your system.
1.1 Serial ATA (SATA) Hard Disks Installation
This motherboard adopts VIA VT8237 southbridge chipset that
supports Serial ATA (SATA) hard disks. You may install SATA hard
disks on this motherboard for internal storage devices. This
section will guide you to install the SATA hard disks.
STEP 1: Install the SATA hard disks into the drive bays of your
STEP 2: Connect the SATA power cable to the SATA hard disk.
STEP 3: Connect one end of the SATA data cable to the
STEP 4: Connect the other end of the SATA data cable to the
motherboard's SATA connector.
SATA hard disk.

Nov 25, 2017 | Asrock K8Upgrade-VM800 Motherboard

1 Answer

I have a abit 1c7g motherboard intel 3.2ghz processor twin western digital raptors sata raid 0 config ... 1 sony dru 710a on ide 1 (slave) trying to install plextor 880sa dvd burner having conflict with...

Suggest you connect the plextor to the SATA port 3 and set it's jumper to Master. All SATA drives are seen as Master drives. (Check the serial number on your WD SATA drive "Primary".
Enter the bios menu. Within page 3-7 section 3-3 Advanced bios features. Check, 1st, 2nd and third boot devices.
Floppy disk drive as, 1st boot device. 2nd boot device, "Primary WD SATA port 1". 3rd boot device, CD-ROM drive SATA port 2, Plextor 880sa drive". Save and exit the bios. If you no longer have you're manual you can download it from the link provided below;
Check page 3-13. See OnChip serial ATA Mode. As noted, the RAID option is available when the item "OnChip serial ATA" is set as [Enhanced Mode].


Jun 27, 2010 | Abit IC7-G Motherboard

2 Answers

I have asrock prescott 800 ddr400 fsb800 motherboard. i bought a new dvdrw that is sata. is this dvdrw compatible with the mother board? where to connect?

Sorry but the motherboard Asrock 845GV (P4I45GV) doesn't have a SATA controller and there for does not have the ability to connect a SATA CD/DVD-ROM drive to the MB. However you can buy a serial ATA IDE to SATA converter which will allow you to connect you're SATA CD/DVD-ROM drive into an opened IDE port. Provided is a link to you're motherboard; Next, is a link for the SATA convertor;


Jan 30, 2010 | Asrock 845GV (P4I45GV) Motherboard

2 Answers

Msi 848p neo v motherboard problems.

Once you reset the bios everything goes to manufactures default settings. You will need to make some changes within the bios. You'll need the help of the manual. See page 3-20.
If your operating system is loaded on to the ATA IDE drive make sure you set bios settings as follows:
Connect the ATA IDE to MB primary master IDE port.
Connect the ATA SATA drive to the MB's first SATA port.

ATA Configuration
Set as, [P-ATA+S-ATA]
S-ATA Keep [Enabled] Set to [Yes] This enables the SATA controller.
P-ATA Keep [Enabled] Set to [Yes] This enables the IDE controller.
On-chip IDE configuration, "ATA Configuration = [P-ATA+S-ATA]".
Next go to Boot menu. Make sure the ATA IDE drive is chosen as boot device three.
First boot device [Floppy] (If you have a floppy disk drive connected.)
Second boot device would be [DVD/CD-ROM] drive. This should be connected to the MB's secondary IDE port & the DVD/CD-ROM drives Master/Slave jumper, set to Master.
Third boot device [ATA IDE drive]
If your boot drive is the SATA drive than set: third boot device to the SATA drive.
(Hard disk drive with operating system loaded on it).
Save your changes & exit the bios.
Keep in mind all ATA SATA drives are seen as Master drives. SATA drives are seen by the SATA controller & in order by their connection to the SATA port number.
Save & exit the bios. The system will auto restart. Windows should start.

Jul 25, 2009 | MSI Computers & Internet

2 Answers

Hello, Anybody Please help me! I just bought compaq laptop with preinstalled Xp. I want to use Xp and because of some problem in existing XP, I would like to re-install XP professional. When I put CD and...

Serial ATA (SATA) drives are the latest in the hard drive fashion and, in theory, installing Windows on the drive should prove relatively simple. The problem is that Windows XP doesn’t contain the necessary drivers to allow windows to see the drive so that Windows can install it.

I found the procedure below on an XP support website. I have not tried this procedure but after reviewing I fairly certain this should work for you.

1/ Copy the SATA drivers (these can usually be found on your pc or motherboard's support disk. Usually these consist of PIDE/SATA Folders and TXTsetup.oem files. Alternatively they may have been supplied on a separate CD that accompanied your SATA drive, assuming you purchased it separately from the pc.)
2/ Insert the Windows XP CD (full retail version – you should not need to follow these instructions if your pc came with a recovery disk) into the CD-ROM and Reboot your PC
3/ Watch carefully as the Windows XP installation progresses and look carefully at the text at the bottom of each screen.
4/ At the Windows Setup Screen (this should be the second screen after installation starts) you should see, at the bottom of the screen) a message saying “Press F6 if you need to install a third party SCSI or RAID driver.”
5/ At this point press the F6 button
6/ When the next screen appears press S to specify an additional device
7/ Now insert the floppy disk containing the SATA drivers into your floppy drive
8/ Windows will next ask you to select a driver from the provided list
9/ Select VIA Serial (or whichever controller your motherboard supports) ATA RAID Controller (Windows XP)
10/ The SATA drivers on your floppy disk should now load
11/ After the drivers have loaded Windows XP will recognise your SATA hard drive and you can continue installing the Windows XP operating system

Jun 07, 2009 | Computers & Internet

2 Answers

Sata hard disk

you need to install the sata drivers during installtion.

Jan 27, 2009 | Computers & Internet

2 Answers

Does Asrock P4VM8 support 500GB SATA hard disks?

near the interface port of the hard drive you have to put a jumper that limit the connection speed from 3.0giga per second to 1.5giga per second, I think that would solve the problem because the hard drive speed goes to 3 giga per second and the motherboard p4vm8 serial ata port can support up to 1.5giga per second.

Jun 23, 2008 | Asrock P4VM8 Motherboard

3 Answers

1 TB HD of Samsng is not recognized

some motherboards and processors are compatiable with certain hd's only. Here is a list:

Pentium: 2GB through 5GB
Pentium 2:5GB through 20GB
Pentium 3: 20GB through 40GB
Pentium 4: 40GB through 500GB
Pentium D: 40GB through 1TB
Celeron: 2GB through 500GB
All AMD's: 300MB to whatever.

so, that's probably your problem. I suggest

Jun 05, 2008 | Asrock K7VT4A-Pro Motherboard

3 Answers

I can't use HDD sata on mainboard ASUS P5RD1-VM

Things need to be turned on in your bios patrohi. This is why windows didn't boot to the SATA. You need to use your manual & make sure the, Serial ATA Controller is [Enabled]
Within the Advanved menue under SouthBridge Configuration.
At the Main menue the SATA drive should be listed.
Boot settings need to change as well. At Boot Settings Configurations. Make sure your SATA drive is listed.
Boot order should list like, Floppy 1st, CDROM 2nd, SATA 3rd. The SATA will not list as a SATA but the model number of the SATA drive. Once all these settings are set save & exit. Your drive should show up for work & the windows CD should load.

Feb 20, 2008 | ASUS P5RD1-VM Motherboard

Not finding what you are looking for?
Asrock P4VM8 Motherboard Logo

Related Topics:

250 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Asrock Computers & Internet Experts


Level 3 Expert

781 Answers

Computer Links

Level 3 Expert

2386 Answers

Iqbal Husain
Iqbal Husain

Level 3 Expert

655 Answers

Are you an Asrock Computer and Internet Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides