Question about Asrock K7VT4A-Pro Motherboard
I bought a Samsung HDD 1 TB 32MB SATA II.
This was not recognized by BIOS. I tried the 2 different jumpersettings of the HDD (no succes), checked the cables (works), and checked the HDD. The HDD probably is OK cause it is recognized when I use the HDD as external.
How do I solve this?
I believe you have to reinstall Windows and use the SATA diskette that you can download from the ASrock website. The diskette basically tells windows you are going to use a SATA hard drive instead of an IDE drive. I know you have to enable the RAID setting in the BIOS. Here is a copy and paste from the manual:
If you want to install Windows 2000 or Windows XP on your SATA HDDs, you will need to make an SATA driver diskette before you start the OS installation.
STEP 1: Insert the ASRock Support CD into your optical drive to boot your system.
(Do NOT insert any floppy diskette into the floppy drive at this moment!)
STEP 2: During POST at the beginning of system boot-up, press <F11> key, and then a window for boot devices selection appears. Please select CDROM
as the boot device.
STEP 3: When you see the message on the screen, “Do you want to generate
Serial ATA driver diskette [YN]?”, press <Y>.
STEP 4: Then you will see these messages,
Please insert a diskette into the floppy drive.
WARNING! Formatting the floppy diskette will
lose ALL data in it!
Start to format and copy files [YN]?
Please insert a floppy diskette into the floppy drive, and press <Y>.
STEP 5: The system will start to format the floppy diskette and copy SATA drivers into the floppy diskette.
Once you have the SATA driver diskette ready, you may start to install Windows 2000 /Windows XP on your system directly without setting the RAID configuration on your system, or you may start to use “VT8237 SATA RAID BIOS” to set RAID 0 / RAID 1 / JBOD
configuration before you install the OS. Before you start to configure the RAID function, you need to check the installation guide in the Support CD for proper configuration. Please refer to the document in the Support CD, “Guide to SATA Hard Disks Installation and RAID Configuration”, which is located in the folder at the following path:
.. \ SATA RAID BIOS
You may also set the RAID configuration by using “VIA RAID Tool” in Windows environment.
Please refer to the document in the Support CD, “Guide to VIA RAID Tool”, which is located
in the folder at the following path:
.. \ VIA RAID Tool
Posted on Jul 22, 2008
Some motherboards and processors are compatiable with certain hd's only. Here is a list:
Pentium: 2GB through 5GB
Pentium 2:5GB through 20GB
Pentium 3: 20GB through 40GB
Pentium 4: 40GB through 500GB
Pentium D: 40GB through 1TB
Celeron: 2GB through 500GB
All AMD's: 300MB to whatever.
so, that's probably your problem. I suggest
Posted on Jun 05, 2008
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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