I installed a SATA pci host card on my Aopen AK77-8XN because there are no SATA sockets on this motherboard. When I boot, the SATA drive is recognized, however the next screen gives me the options to boot to safe mode, boot windows normally, last known configuration, etc. When I choose an option the computer locks up and will not continue. I have been in the BIOS to check boot sequence, and I have tried all combinations with no success. I have an Athlon XP 2600+ processor running Windows XP Professional SP2, 1.5GB of RAM and a 550 watt power supply. The latest Bios is installed. Please help.
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Re: Computer will not boot to desktop
1. Unplug the SATA drive and see if you get a desktop then. 2. If so, then go to hardware/device and look for PCI sata card. 3. If it is listed, check the details, copy down and post here. 4. If it is not listed, see if it is listed under computer management/hardware/devices or in the "problem device" or "conflicts" tabs. Post any mention here. 5. While I wait for your reply/you wait for me to catch it, you should also try switching the card to another PCI slot. Sometimes, with new technology added to older boards, the slot ID is important.
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There is a 2TB limit with MBR (Master Boot Record), but even a larger drive can be partitioned. So a single 4TB (biggest on the market) drive will look like several drives. External drives that are bigger than 4TB are really several physical drives combined by an array.
test all leads that attach to your hard drive including electrical extensions SATA
the leads from your ((motherboard to your hard drive)) Sata make sure they have a secure connections and are not faulty or just replace them they could be faulty make sure all leads that are attached to your drives dvd\cd have secure connections and are not faulty or just replace them they could be faulty ?
even something as small as an electrical extension or a faulty fan lead can cause this problem
a computer needs all of the data and electrical current to travel through every working device and to have an end for a computer to be able work properly
make sure your graphics card is securely seated with no dust in its socket
if you physically remove your graphics to check the socket card restart your computer this should activate found new hardware wizard
Yes there is it should look like the image below. They call this raid card or simply PCI SATA card it sells for $15 -20++.
There are a lot to choose from, consider your requirements some cards do have e-sata or IDE. it also comes with one 18 inch sata cable. Use up to 4 SATA I or SATA II Devices using this SATA I Speed Host Adapter, since PCI Bus is not Fast Enough for SATA II Speed if you wish to save money this card will provide you with access to all four SATA Ports at 1.5GB/s per port. Use New 1TB Western Digital Seagate or Hitachi Drives with your older PCI Based computer. supports up to 2TB of Hard Drives.
Hi richo64 It seems your motherboard is not equiped with Sata plots : http://h18000.www1.hp.com/products/quickspecs/11632_na/11632_na.HTML. If this is the case , you need to purchase a PCI Sata controller card with at least one internal Sata plot . Disconnect power plug and make sure you are not static electrically loaded . Open tower by removing side panel . Install PCI card on an available PCI plot inside your tower . You will also need to acquire a Molex/Sata converting power cable and a Sata interface cable . Once done , install your Sata drive in an available place in your desktop and connect the cables . Start your pc . If you have kept the old Pata drive in operation , immediatelly and repeatedly hit a F key ( often Fi or F3 or F8 , it depends on the machine ) to acces bios , select the Sata drive and fix the boot priorities . Sata controller cards and cables are easy to find by googleling on the net or in any computer shop . Best regards , fanaudi .
There are no SATA headers on the motherboard. (Connector on motherboard is a Header)
You have 1 AGP slot for a graphics card, and 3 PCI slots, (White in color)
You can however, buy and install a SATA adapter card in one of those PCI slots. (The computer comes with a modem adapter card in one, of the PCI slots, therefore you may have two PCI slots that aren't being used)
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Good morning! Please make sure that the drive’s power and SATA cables are properly connected. If the Serial ATA host adapter card is installed in a 64-bit PCI slot on the system motherboard, move the card to a 32-bit slot.
Verify that only one power cable (either SATA or legacy) is connected to the drive. Check to see that the power connector and SATA interface cable are securely attached and that the
SATA host adapter card is properly seated in the PCI slot.
The Serial ATA interface connects each drive in a point-to-point configuration with the built-in SATA port on the motherboard or with the SATA host adapter card; therefore eliminating the master/slave relationship as required with EIDE. Each drive utilizes its own
cable for data transfer rates. Jumper settings for Western Digital Serial ATA hard drives are mainly used for enterprise storage environments.
Most third party controller cards and RAID adapters are recognized as a SCSI device under Device Manager. This is normal and will not affect your drive or system performance.
To verify if the Serial ATA drive is recognized by the system, Right-click on the My Computer icon, select Properties, left-click on the Hardware tab, and click on Device Manager in the window. Double-click on Disk Drives. Your new Western Digital Serial ATA drive should be listed as a "SCSI Disk Device" or "Serial ATA Disk Device." If not, make sure that all cables are securely attached and that your system BIOS has been properly configured. regards
Most of the new systems and motherboards support SATA connectors onboard. In your case there is none as you have found.
So the best option is always upgrading to a new motherboard in case you need to add more SATA drives.
You can also try to find SATA add-on cards, may a little costly types. These cards use PCI interface and very easy to install but hard to find one.
I hpoe you could find one from a hardware store near you.
If your motherboard has ordinary PCI slots then the SATA adpter will be less costly, otherwise (if it features a PCI-X slot) it will be costly.
Following is a simple description on what the market has to offer:
SATA II - 150 4Ports PCI-X with NCQ, Raid 0+1, Raid 0 and Raid 1 !
You can upgrade your desktop computer to have four Channels Serial ATA Generation 1 and Generation 2 transfer rate of 1.5 Gbps.
The board provides a 64bit, 133 MHz PCI interface on the host side and four, fully compliant Serial ATA ports on the device side to access Serial ATA storage devices such as hard disk drive, ZIP drive, CD-ROM, CD-RW, DVD-ROM.
Note: Fault tolerance: RAID 0 (Striping), RAID 1 (Mirroring), RAID 0+1 (mirrored-stripping) and RAID 1+S (Mirrored-Sparing) improve the data performance and provide the data redundancy and rebuilding.