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K8T Neo Motherboard with Via and Promise SATA problems

Hi, I am trying to get a bunch of single SATA drives to function independantly with my motherboard, i.e. not raided together. I have three identical 500Gb seagate SATA drives and a SATA DVD drive, but both the VIA controlled and Promise controlled connections do not seem to recognise anything. In Device manager I have two devices underneath SCSI and RAID controllers with a yellow exclamation mark - namely 'VIA RAID controller - 3149' and 'WinXP Promise FastTrak 367/378 (tm Controller'. I'm sure I just need BIOS and/or driver updates but I've looked everywhere and all threads that look promising tend to go nowhere. Any ideas, or is this a Windows re-install do you think? Thanks in advance. mike

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  • Mikiejc Aug 04, 2008

    The via drivers I have already tried and they don't seem to do much although they do install. The fast trak drivers don't even get recognised and won't install. I have unplugged all the drives and the via controller now looks like its working. I think this controller has an issue with my hard drives - I've tried inserting the jumper to limit the drives to 150mb/s but that doesn't work either. I've noticed that the fast trak controller comes up with a No Bios installed error on boot up (before windows starts) so I'm going to have to go into that in a bit more detail tonight and see what I need to do. Thanks for trying. Have you any more ideas?

  • Anonymous Nov 22, 2008

    I have the same issue when I try to connect my new SATA DVD drive. It just doesnt recognize it like it doesnt exist. I have tried VIA but doesnt seem to work at all. My thought is that the SATA plugs dont work or they were not part of the bios configuration maybe. I dont know. I am going to return this drive and get an IDE one and forget obout it.

  • chrisfinchy Jan 04, 2009

    Same problems here;

    Almost at the end of my tether with this thing.

    I have a rig with the K8t Neo (ms 6702 v1.0) and a AMD 3000+ 64 bit.

    All i'm trying to do is get the Motherboard / bios to recognise my new SATA hard drive so I can use it as additional storage and later in a new system build with the same motherboard.

    Things Tried already:

    1. Fiddling with the bios SATA settings...

    2. Jumpering the drive to 150mbps (SATA I) limit...

    3. Flashing the bios to an earlier version with SATA ROM updates...

    Can anyone please suggest anything?

    Many thanks in advance for any help on this one.

  • grumpy2001 Jan 21, 2009

    Want to istall new sata hd.I want to install winxp it does not see sata drive .What to do.



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the above site has driver via Hyperion pro 11.5mb
This one has promise fast trak driver
Hope this helps please post rating thanks

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    David Aug 04, 2008

    sorry If I was there could probably do so but remote analyzing is difficult
    Please leave a rating for me



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MSI K8T Neo is also, MS-6702 (v1.X) ATX Main board. You'll find K8T Neo printed just in-between the first and second PCI slot.
In-between the second and third PCI slots you should see, MS-6702 ver 1.0 (Printed in white). All 5 models use the same chipsets. VIA K8T800 PRO Northbridge and VT8237R/Plus Southbridge. K8T Neo-FSR/ FIS2R Socket 939 use the same manual.
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