i have a biostar m7ncd ultra mobo, amd athlon 1800+ processor, 1.2g memory, and 80g0g seagate sata drive.
i tried to intall windows on the sata drive but i got a message sying that windows did not detect any drives present on the computer.
the sata drive i not new. it worked well when used as a back up drive on my other computer. it has since been reformatte and partitined using norton partition magic.
the computer i am installing it on now, used to have a 40g ide drive and the sata drive could be read then.
actually at boot-up, the sata can be seen on the post screen. it is only when i try to install windows that the drive could not be detected.
i will appreciate any input on this subject. thank you.
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I went to the download drivers page of the BioStar website for your mobo here: N68S3B
and the VGA driver for Vista and Windows 7 is the same one 220.127.116.1134 (the "x86" indicates 32-bit, but the driver looks to be the same for both 32 & 64 bit).
Your question about the AMD Athlon can be answered quite easily. It is a CPU and does not need any specific driver. You should however download and install the chipset drivers for the mobo.
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Seems like your hard drive is malfunctioning, try another HD. That 80gb is already obsolete and the circuit board might have some defect.
If you could pull out the underside circuit and clean the gold contact points and try it again, if still not working...... buy a new one!
Check also the jumper and cable it must be in the "master" configuration.
Here are the specs of the motherboard, both answers to your questions are "Yes". Happy purchase and have fun with it !
• Support socket AM2 for AMD® Athlon 64/Athlon 64X2 CPU / AM2+ for AMD® Phenom CPU / AM3 for AMD® Phenom II / Athlon II CPU . (95W only) Please refer to CPU Support for compatible CPU; the above description is for reference only. Hyper Transport Bus
• HyperTransport 1.0 supporting speed up to 1000MT/s
Ok so you know the bat is good cause you checked the voltage. You double checked the bios jumper making sure it is not set to clear. Looking in your manual you can go to AMD XP3200+, & you are under that. So either you have a short or your bios needs flashed because it's messed up. Could have went when the cpu died.
If the SATA drive is operating in 3.0 Gbps mode and your motherboard can only support 1.5 Gbps mode, the drive will not be detected in BIOS or XP. Try jumpering the drive to SATA 1.5 Gbps mode. The label on your hard drive should indicate which pins should be shorted to achieve this setting; if not, look up your particular model on WD's website to find the manual.