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My p4v8x-x motherboard cannot detect my sata dvd drive

I want to use my sata dvd drive in my p4v8x-x motherboard but it cannot detect it.

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Use SATA port 5, instead of 1 thru 6. That should fix it.

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Try resetting you're bios...other than that, try replacing the connector (not out of the realm of possibilities it could be bad or not seated properly.) Try plugging it into another connector. Chances are, resetting the bios will probably do the trick. Other than that, the drive may be bad.

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SOURCE: Sata hard disk drive on asus p4v8x-x motherboard

Okay. If your board has SATA connection slots it most definitely is SATA compatible. Check on your motherboard how many SATA slots you have, make sure that your HDD is connected to on the Mboard with any other drive in a numerical order (on the Mboard right next to the SATA slot it should read SATA 1 or SATA 2 ........). If that does not work plug is you HDD drive loosely so that when you switch on your computer you can listen to the HDD. should it emit a humming sound, meaning its powering up the problem could lie with your SATA slot or SATA Data Cable, try a different DATA cable if this does not work try blowing air into the SATA slot on the Mboard, If no luck then maybe the slot is burnt out or malfuntioning. Should you not hear a humming sound coming from your HDD then its either faulty or the there is no power going to it. try to alternate between the cable of your power supply. Try these and Please let me know how you go.


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I have a asus p4v8x-x motherboard which earlier had an IDE connected Dvd burner but now i want to install a SATA burner i have connected the drive on my SATA port but my computer does not show identify it

Hi, you can download a manual here:

Please select your operating system.
Select manual and click on global for download.
Unzip the file before you can read it.

Maybe its just a setting in the bios that does that.

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Bad bios cd rom could not detect or read the p4v8x-x enev i rename them and it's still the same, then i try to put the .rom file into floppy,,it detected ! But keep restart. (Checking for...

Test your PSU or replace it if your power supply units fan is not working your PSU is faulty

One bad lead can cause a computer to continue on a cycle or to shutdown or fail to detect/ boot up a computer hard drive

Test all leads that attach to your hard drive including electrical extensions,IDE,SATA

the leads from your ((motherboard to your hard drive)) make sure they have a secure connection and are not faulty or just replace them there probably old and faulty
make sure all leads that are attached to your drives dvd\cd 3 1/2 inch floppy have secure connections and are not faulty even the electrical extensions or just replace them they could be faulty a computer needs its connections to continue its cycle and have an end so any faulty leads will end up with a computer error
make sure that the cd rom is getting enough power test all leads that are attached to the cd drive including electical extensions and make sure they have a secure connection or just replace them there might be bad/faulty or
your drivers may have been corrupted or you might have a virus run your antivrus program
you might have to physically unplug the leads for this cd rom then plug them back in or
you might have to uninstall then reinstall your DVD/CD or uninstall the driver then reinstall for this device
Click start control panel administrive tools,computer management,device manager scroll down cd-dvd rom drives you might see a yellow question mark ? right click you will have options to update driver,roll back driver,or select properties general troubleshoot, select driver click to reinstall drivers click update driver or uninstall then reinstall
if your computer came with a motherboard disc the sound drivers could be on it

if this does not fix the problem it might be a registry problem if you cant see your disk drive in windows explorer
Close all open programs

Click on Start, Run, and type regedit and press Enter
Click on the plus signs (+) next to the following folders







This folder is the DVD/CD-ROM Drive Class Description in the registry. Look for any of the following names in the right hand column.

Upper Filters

Lower Filters

Upper Filters.bak

Lower Filters.bak

If any of the above keys shown in step 4 are listed, right-click on them and choose Delete

After deleting the keys, close the registry editor
Reboot your computer

Open My Computer and check to see if your CD or DVD drives have returned. You may also want to open Device Manager and verify that the yellow exclamation and error code on the CD or DVD drive is gone.
hope this helps

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Hardware initiate failed please check device.. system cant detect myh sata HDD.. need help

Hi. Thanks for your question.

Troubleshooting this problem will take few steps to complete.
  1. Please try and switch your HDD Sata cable from one port on motherboard to another available. If there is no available slot just try and disconnect your DVD drive for now and plug it into that slot.
  2. If no luck with first method you need to make sure that your Hard Drive is still operational. Take it to your friend or anyone who would let you try it in their PC.
  3. Make sure you use known good cable all the time. Buying new cable would be the best, or using available one for testing/now (dvd drive one?)
After you completed them test you should be able to tell if your cable is ok is port on motherboard ok and is it the hard drive that failed.
I hope you will get your computer working soon. Please do not hesitate to ask more questions if this is needed. Thank You for using FixYa

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Your problem same as me, so to solve the problem I attached my 250 GB SATA hard disk drive by external connection via USB pug, hard disk can work properly, ok please try

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The mother boards from that time you had to install the RAID drivers to use SATA drives. The drive disc which came with the mother board should have the drive, but I would suggest going to ASUS's web site and download the latest drivers. Click the link below, Select which OS (Operating System) you are using, Next click the little + box next to "IDE" and the drivers needed will be listed.

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Sata hard disk drive on asus p4v8x-x motherboard

I have checked and you computer does use SATA drives. If you don't have a manual, send me your email and I will forward the manual @ no cost. The manual will show you where to insert the cables.

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Same problem, but not solved

Please remove the jumper on the SATA drive. Boot to the bios & see if the SATA drive is listed. If it is you're good. If this is the first SATA you have tried in the Asus board & my suggestion also failed to show the SATA drive you are left with two options.
One the SATA drive is defective or the SATA motherboard controller is bad. You can call Asus tech M-F 8:00AM to 5:00PM EDT. At 1-812-282-2787, there is little wait time when calling Asus tech. Asus does not charge you for calling them.


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SATA problem

Your bios is corrupted & needs to be flashed.

You will need to download the bios flash utility & a bios file.
creat a floppy disk with these to files that you can download from here. Click the link below.

If you are not comfortable with flashing your bios you can order one from Asus by calling 510-739-3777 CA. Please have your model Number ready & S/N located on a white sticker on the pink serial port.

Good Luck!

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Sata hard disk drive on asus p4v8x-x motherboard

i think you should install via raid tool from asus driver cd then check in control panel --> administrative tools--> computer management and you click to disk management
the sata hd will dectected by the computer so you can format it
you must reboot first after via raid tool instalation
i manage this way and succeed on my 500 gb sata drive
try it

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