Question about ASUS P5LD2-VM Motherboard
I am replacing my old 40GB drive with a Maxtor 160GB SATA hard drive and need to know if I will need a special driver to have the motherboard recognize the new Maxtor? I am using Windows XP Professional and according to the Maxtor manual, I will need a SATA driver from ASUS to be installed during the Windows installation. The Maxtor manual says to boot from the Windows install CD and then when prompted by Windows installer to install a third party SCSI or RAID driver, to press the F6 key and then the S key to specify additional devices. At this point I am to insert the SATA driver floppy and follow the on screen prompts. Sounds good but when I go onto the Asus website - I find no SATA drivers for this motherboard! What would you suggest I do?
Make a driver floppy disk with the asus cd
Posted on Oct 01, 2007
You shouldn't need any drivers- as long as the drive shows up in BIOS and looks correct- windows will load the drivers you need to make it work. Then when it's running - load the chipset.inf driver and the LAN driver from the motherboard CD. This will get you on the internet so you can go to the ASUS site and download all the new drivers (Including the newest chipset and LAN drivers)
Posted on Nov 01, 2007
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