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  • budweiser61 May 11, 2010

    Can you be a bit more specific please?

    Are you trying to do an install of Windows? or does the system just not boot up at all?



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Since changing the battery on the Gigabyte 8KNXP mboard the SATA Hard Drive isn't being seen. How do I setup the BIOS for the SATA hard drive to be used & seen for Windows to start up again?

Are you sure that the drive isn't being detected but not being SELECTED as the boot drive? Most older MBs will default to the PATA primary cable to search for the boot disk. When you fist boot up, enter the BIOS. If, under the STANDARD CMOS FEATURES option, you do not see your SATA drive listed, then check the data and power cable connections to the SATA drive. If it still is not, there, then, in the CMOS, check under the INTEGTATED PERIPHERALS to ensure that the ON-CHIP SATA option is enables (or AUTO). If the drive IS there, but just not booting, then, under the ADVANCED BIOS FEATURES, check and ensure that the SATA drive is listed as the FIRST BOOT DEVICE. If it is not, follow screen direction to change the first boot device to the SATA HDD.

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Hello here is the mainbords homepage:

You have to open the bios first, and select to boot from the dvd drive.
If any doubt how to do this, download the manual from the home page.
Or watch this video:

Good luck

Jul 19, 2013 | Gigabyte GA-8KNXP Motherboard

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How to change bios setting on GA-F2A55M-DS2 motherboard to install XP

The BIOS should not prevent you from installing Windows XP.
If your hard disk is a SATA hard drive then -
The problem is that XP installation CD does not have a SATA driver, unless you have a SATA drive on a disk etc. and can install the driver when XP asks for a hard drive driver then, XP cannot detect the hard disk and therefore won't install XP. The FIX. Go into the BIOS and disable the SATA drive (enable IDE emulation), this will make XP think it is a IDE/PATA hard disk. Then you can install XP normally. When Windows has been installed then install all the device drivers (including the SATA driver), then shut down and boot up and got into the BIOS and enable the SATA drive.

Feb 24, 2013 | Gigabyte Computers & Internet

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GA-G31M-ES2L supports 2TB Internal Hard Disk

Hello the manual can be downloaded here:

You probably just need to format the drive so you can use it.

The harddrive where windows is installed on must be connectet to sata 0 or 1. port
The drive you have mounted can you connect to the sata 2 port.

If the bios sees it its ok.

Here is some youtube video:

This shows you how to format the drive.But it depends on your windows system

Good luck

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At first my computer cant detect my Maxtor HDD. but when i connect the sata port as a slave , it can detect the HDD. but after that it is showing " Disk but failure...." or " Disk read...

Restart the system and then press delete key when the computer start up then set the first boot to CD/DVD ROM then press F10 (save) and follow the instruction "press any key to boot from CD/DVD ROM after that First try to repair and if it's not satisfy. Please to format your Hard Disk

Hope it'll be helpful to you
All the Best!

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My Gigabyte GA-MA785gm-US2H does not recognize my Samsung SATA hard drive. I can see that it exists in the Advanced Bios Features, in the Hard Disk Boot Priority, and nowhere else. I can not load Windoews...

If you are trying to install Windows XP then this is to be expected. WIndows XP doesnt have native support for SATA. You will need to identify the SATA driver you need, then put that driver on a floppy disk. DUring the install of XP it will ask if you have any drivers you want to install. CHoose yes and put the floppy disk with the drivers on it in the disk drive.

If you dont have a floppy drive then you will need to create an install disk with the SATA drivers on it.

Jan 24, 2010 | Gigabyte GA-MA785GM-US2H Motherboard

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Help me out in connecting a second PATA hard disk

Ntldr is file important for boot up and is present in main boot drive, so you can copy it from your sata hard drive to pata, it would at least boot up, also sometimes there may be a req of changing more than one bios option to boot from other drvi, try it

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I cant install vista OS on this MBD , by sata HDD

You must enter setup at boot and select the CD/DVD as first boot. Then ensure that the BIOS settings have SATA enabled. When CD/DVD is first boot watch the screen for 'press any key to boot from cd' message is displayed. The boot screen will say how to enter setup. Typical buttons are F2, Delete, F1, F10 -you did not say which manufacturer. OEM trumps mobo maker with BIOS setup.

Oct 14, 2008 | Gigabyte GA-8KNXP Motherboard

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Installing 4 SATA hard drives on the GA-8KNXP mobo

check motherboard manual it seems you may have the sata drives plugged into wrong number socket they should have numbers on them sata 1 etc

Jul 28, 2008 | Gigabyte GA-8KNXP Motherboard

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