The motherboard is ecs 915G-A. HDD 160 GB SATA, ATA DVD combo,RAM 2x256 PC3200, VGA onboard. OS: Windows 2003 Server. After bios reset I can't install any OS on my computer. For example: Windows XP installer starts and try to check hardware configuration then black screen appears, and nothing more. Only silence.
Please, help me to solve the problem.
Check the bios settings first. if you can see your sata hdd and dvd rom drive then you can install it with no problem. or else try to replace the cables of the hdd if the hdd is not showing up in the bios. also check that the hdd is set to master drive and dvd also set to master as they are on different connections.
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first thing I would try is seeing if the sata drive is recognised on another motherboard if at all possible ,in order to eliminate the motherboard as the issue.If it is recognised on a different motherboard it is more than likeley a bad cable or a bad board .
XP will not install until you go into the BIOS and find the menu page (probably by moving across the top level of tabs)
where the SATA hard drives are configured. On that page you will see the
ports and at least one, maybe all, will be Enabled. Close to that will
be the port mode, usually setable individually for each port. Choices
may include IDE (or PATA) Emulation, SATA, AHCI. Set your port
to IDE emulation. Now look at the bottom for the
key to Save and Exit - often the F10 key, press that key and select OK, the computer will restart and you should now be able to install Windows XP without any problems.
To get into the BIOS you have to press the Del or Esc key when you first turn the computer on.
Win XP can't install in an SATA disk, it lacks the correct drivers. You can install it if you can load the correct/personalized driver during install when notified.
Otherwise go into the MB's BIOS and set the SATA chip to work as an ATA one. You can configure it later if you want a very small to non detectable HD speed increase.
Did you get an error message during install of the (system with the SATA 160GB drive)? Make sure the 160GB drive is shown in the bios. Than go to the title, Boot in the bios & make sure the SATA 160GB is listed in the boot order. (Preferred 3rd. boot device) Please go to the SATA drive's manufactures site & download either their bootable floppy or CD setup software. (It’s free)! Use their software to setup the FAT & cluster size on the drive. You can even set other features that neither the bios or windows can do. Format the 160GB drive with the software as well. The manufacture's software does a better job than windows. If the 160GB drive is a SATA 2.0 leave the jumper on the drive alone. The Desktop Board supports four Serial ATA channels (3.0 GB/s) via ICH7, connecting one device per channel. Again, please run the manufactures setup software for your SATA 160GB drive. (Disconnect any other drives that may be in the system until windows is installed). Intel's web site here: http://downloadcenter.intel.com/Product_Filter.aspx?ProductID=2839&lang=eng
Good luck ameyaniks! If I missed something, just let me know. Mike
Why can't I install Windows XP on my S-ATA HDD by SiS964?
A: You have to copy the driver paired with the motherboard package into a floppy disc before you installing WinXP or Windows 2000 on your system, and follow the notice showed on the screen to insert the floopy disc. The system will grab the needed driver from the disc to finish the installation of S-ATA HDD automatically.
Because SiS964 was announced before than Windows XP and WinXP therefore it can't recognize it. If you want to install a whole new WinXP (or Windows 2000) on S-ATA HDD by SiS964, you need to copy the necessary driver from the directory named floopy image on your driver CD to one floopy disc. When you begin to install OS, follows the instruction to put your disc into floopy drive. After this, you will keep on installing your WinXP smoothly. If you use P-ATA HDD, you don't need to do like this.
t this off the sis.com web site what does it all mean.
clean install ............. floppy... fdisk deleting all partitions first.... and then making a partition of the whole disk.. then formatting.... then do the install and of course ntfs.... and see how that goes
i have sata hdd 160 gb of seagate and hdd detected in raid channelbut when start installing window it shows message press enter for fresh installation "no hdd found please check power card,bios configuration
Check the SATA/RAID controller setting.
It could have been set to [Disabled]
Refer to your user?s manual for a detailed description on how to enable the onboard SATA/RAID controller by adjusting the jumper or BIOS settings.