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Problem Using Windows Install Disc with RAID? Some Tips:


After going through some issues installing Windows onto a RAID partition using this Motherboard, I found some things that were helpful.<br /><br /><span style="font-weight: bold;">#1 Install hangs, or I get an error after Installing RAID Driver.</span> Nowhere in the manual does it tell you this (or at least I didn't see it) but when you install the RAID driver during the windows install, the Motherboard automatically sets SATA connectors 1, 2, 3, and 4 to be RAID. That means if the DVD/CD Rom you are using is plugged in to any of those connections, the minute you install the RAID Driver, the Optical Drive will no longer work. You have to use SATA 5 connector on the motherboard for your optical drive<br /><br /><span style="font-weight: bold;">#2 Multiple Optical Drives with RAID</span>. Because of the issue in #1, there is really only 1 internal SATA Port you can plug an Optical drive into when you have RAID configured. There are some solutions if you want more than 1 Optical Drive alongside your RAID configurations. <br /><br />You can use the ESATA port on the back of the Motherboard with an extra-long SATA cable. If your case has grommets on the back for water-cooling lines, you can run the cable through there, or just in an unused PCI slot on the back.<br /><br />You can use an old-school PATA DVDrom. If you are installing 2 Optical drives, and one is a DVD burner or reader, you could get a PATA DVD Burner or reader instead. This Motherboard does have a good old fashioned ribbon connection, so it's possible. Typically DVDs or CDs don't move enough data to see a difference between PATA and SATA, but when you start getting into any DVD reading/Writing above 8X or so, you will be throttled.<br /><br />Get a PCIe controller card. I think of this as the last resort for this board because of it's possibility with graphics cards. Hooking up anything unnecessary to any of the PCI slots would be defeating the purpose of having 2 full 16X PCIe slots. You might be able to squeeze one in on one of the 1X connections, or maybe the bottom full slot, but it could get cramped if you have 2 or more Video cards.<br /><br /><span style="font-weight: bold;">#3 Windows Installation Issues. DVD Drive Stops Reading during install.</span> I had this issue even after finding out my issue from tip #1. I found that some windows install discs mixed with some manufacturer's DVD drives don't get along well. It would start the installation OK, and get most of the way through it, then it would hang and throw up an error. It seems that during Installation, the SATA DVD drive decides that doesn't like the generic drivers anymore, and just stops working. I fixed this by pulling a PATA DVD drive out of an older PC to use until Windows was fully installed. Once Windows was installed, I pulled that drive back out, and Installed my SATA DVD drive, and Windows installed the drivers with no problems.<br /><br /><span style="font-weight: bold;">#4 RAID Performance. </span>I'm not too sure that I'm getting the best performance from this RAID-0 configuration. I'm running 2 WD Caviar Black 500GB HDDs. My Windows Experience score for the drives is still 5.9. Perhaps the RAID configuration would work better with some faster drives, like Samsung drives, or WD Velociraptors... But I'm unsure.<br />

on Apr 03, 2011 | ASUS M4A79T Deluxe ( M4A79T DLX MB ...


If you hit full screen on the youtube video and its not full screen, then it sounds like your monitor resolution is to low.

Rt click on a place on your screen and pick screen resolution, then pick resolution and increase it.

The first number is width, so say it's on 800x600 then go 1024x768

ASUS Computers &... | Answered on Feb 23, 2021


You can use PLEX install on PC and Google TV or try AVIA or Media House through google play

ASUS Computers &... | Answered on Feb 18, 2021


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uL97XhontSo

ASUS Computers &... | Answered on Feb 14, 2021


1. Restart the laptop PC and press repeatedly [Esc] on bootup to open Boot menu.
2. Select the optical drive (may be labeled as "CD/DVD").
3. Press [Enter] to boot from the CD/DVD.

ASUS Computers &... | Answered on Jan 07, 2021


John, most monitors made have no service guide.
all are different, every brand and every model
some of this thin devices, like this are snap apart
and some are glued (using glue not unlike "stickynotes"
they do that also to make it water proof (limited) so that makes it super hard to repair, just like many notepads,
or both. they are all very tricky to work on, (that is the price for thin)
the users manual at asus has no facts here.
nor do they list a service manual on it. (sad)
google for it or youtube it is the only way.

ill looked on youtube, see nada
buy dead one on ebay,learn to take the dead one apart first
then work on yours.
other than that, call ASUS, ask for service manual
or google all week,

ASUS Computers &... | Answered on Dec 21, 2020


ok my PC in south american beach house.
has no @ key
nor do any of their internet cafe's
spanish keyboard, has non.

so we use the alt 64 trick
see next post for that.
but the kboard needs a right side keypad to do that
if not ouch get one, usb and plug it in.'

the top row of numbers on a keyboard can not
do the 6 4 strokes, only a working keypad right side.

I can not see you PC. nor country sold. so can not be more accurate.
this trick is from IBM, the first PCs did this too.
Thanks to IBM. (and the complex scan coded keyboard)

ASUS Computers &... | Answered on Dec 14, 2020


Wait until the installer prompts you. The generic mouse driver in bios is not good for the mouse you are using.

ASUS Computers &... | Answered on Nov 08, 2020


I just had a similar problem with the same Asus model. It drained the battery yesterday and today wouldn't start even after charging for 15min (the middle light was on so it was charging). The light bulb light was on though even when it wasn't charging. Tried pressing the button several times. Didn't help. Tried holding it for several seconds. Didn't help. But when I hold the button for around 30sec the light bulb turned off. And then another press and it turned on as normal. So the laptop must have been hibernated/sleeping. But it did give me a heart attack, especially when I realised that I will have to take it to Currys for repair where their very unknowledgable KnowHow don't know how to fix anything (send a laptop three times and still didn't fix the problem, they only know how to install software updates).

ASUS Computers &... | Answered on Sep 24, 2020


Watch this YouTube video which explains how to replace the screen.

ASUS Computers &... | Answered on Sep 15, 2020


Via a cable, with an SD card, you could also email a copy to yourself if you set up email on your android tablet. There are many ways to do it.

ASUS Computers &... | Answered on Sep 02, 2020


check the power management options, UNDER settings and or control panel - you will be able to see the time like minutes and secs of the options to sleep and wake up

ASUS Computers &... | Answered on Aug 30, 2020


I think it is running a test mode. Some kind of button pressing combination might free it from this.
It might go away if you can plug it into a vga source (pc, laptop) and hopefully change it from there.
Good luck.

ASUS Computers &... | Answered on Jul 08, 2020


Try reseatting the DVD/CD drive also reinstall the DVD/CD driver.
If this does not fix the problem then most likely the DVD/CD drive is faulty and then needs to be replaced.

ASUS Computers &... | Answered on Apr 17, 2020


I use VLC Media Player. It works great and it is free! Go ahead and Google VLC and it will lead you to this site:

http://www.videolan.org/vlc/index.html

Hope this solves your problem. I assume you have Windows 10 at this point.
Kind Regards;
Craig in San Diego, CA

ASUS Computers &... | Answered on Mar 24, 2020


The Asus bios won't show SATA devices.
However if you are using Windows XP with Service Pack 2 (or newer operating system then the devices should be detected. If this is not happening then enter the bios -- Storage Configuration -- Configuration Enhanced and set the IDE devices to compatible. This allows all drives to be "seen" and you should then be able to load an OS.

ASUS Computers &... | Answered on Mar 14, 2020

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