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

I am reinstalling windows XP on to my computer. I have 4 SATA hard drives working the C drive is pluged into the SATA0_SII slot and in the BIOS I had under the Peripherals I Enabled "Onboard H/W SATA" plus had the "Serial ATA function" set to BASE. Like this I could read all four drives.

When I went to install windows from the CD it could only read two drives neither of which was the C drive. I didn't format C yet so I tried some settings.

When I plugged the C drive into the SATA0_SB slot, windows would come up with an error, so I Disabled the "Onboard H/W SATA" now windows will start however it only reads two of the four drives.

I have played around with many of the BIOS settings, and where I plug C in but all I can get is either to read all 4 drives with C as the 3rd or 4th drive so windows does not find it to reinstall XP or move the c drive to the SATA0_SB slot and I only have two hard drives.

So my question is, is there something I am doing wrong can I have C drive as the first disk and read all 4 SATA drives at the same time.

Thanks
Kai

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  • Mike_G59 Jul 29, 2008

    Thanks for your reply. But I don't understand what you are saying.
    On My mother board there are four sockets to plug the SATA drives into. I have four drives so all 4 sockets are being used. SATA0_SB and
    SATA1_SB plus SATA0_SII and SATA1_SII. This is where my problem is, if I plug C into SATA0_SB or SATA1_SB then with the BIOS setup I can only read 2 drives, not good. If I plug C into SATA0_SII or SATA1_SII and change the BIOS then I can read all four drives however C drive is now number 3 or 4 and I can't reinstall windows onto the C drive.
    If you were saying something else then some more explanation would be helpful.


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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

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