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SATA problem Hardware iniatiate failed. please check device The bios not be installed

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  • zangetsu001 Apr 19, 2008

    i have an asus p4v8x-x mobo and ive just bought a hitachi sata hdd 160 to get more capacity.i was using an ide hdd and still using it. i have connected the sata hdd to my mobo and i receiv the error "hardware initiate failed press g to continu" can anyone help me about it?

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U can check the SATA cable and power supply for SATA or replace it....if still not working u can buy a 1 liter of gasoline and 1 pc. of match and burn it...to ease ur problem.... ;))

Posted on Nov 13, 2008

  • yawza Nov 13, 2008

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I have the same problem. After the message "hardware initiate failed press (g) to continue" appear, press the "reset" button then the SATA controller should detect the HD. Now I have a problem with SATA DVD-RW drive. My XP can't read any CD/DVD but it can eject the drive.

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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.
http://support.asus.com/download/download.aspx?modelname=P4V8X-X&SLanguage=en-us

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!
Mike

Posted on Mar 20, 2008

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I have P4V8X_X(ASUS) and i have just found the answer to this problem of SATA that cannot be detected...but i will not put the solutions here for now. if you want to know what i did to make it works then, contact me and i will teach how to... :))
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Posted on Jan 12, 2009

I was update bios but it still same
hardware initiate failed press (g) to continue
can solve ?

Posted on Sep 13, 2008

I was update bios but it still same
hardware initiate failed press (g) to continue
can solve ?

Posted on Sep 13, 2008

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How to install sata HD on this motherboard P4V8X-X? the hardware cant be found the bios dont have any sata support

Posted on Sep 09, 2008

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