Question about ASUS A8S-X Motherboard
Hi I have an asus A8S-X motherboard and I have taken out my old IDE hard drives and put in 2 new Sata drives, My pc will boot up but it will not recognize my second drive and when I go to CMOS it shows them as 3rd master & 4th master drives, whats going on here.
Thank you very much,
My name is Tony Le-Clezio and my email is email@example.com
Thanks again. Tony.
This motherboard only supports SATA 1 and is not good at the step back feature that SATA 2 has for backward compatability.
If you have SATA 2 drives, see if the your drives have a jumper to set the to 150Mbps transfer rate for backward compatability with SATA 1.
If you have SATA 1 drives or PATA drives you may be dealing with the partition/format problem mentioned above.
Posted on Aug 08, 2008
It sounds like your hard drive might not be formatted. If the hard drive supplied a utility to do this you might try it. If not you can do it through windows xp.
There is a link to some basic instructions of how to format the drive in windows.
Posted on Oct 16, 2007
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