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Issues with P4P800S-X board and WD SATA drives

Q: Issues with P4P800S-X board and WD SATA drives

Referring to article: http://www.techspot.com/vb/all/windows/t-18558-Issues-with-P4P800SX-board-and-WD-SATA-drives.html.

The error you?re getting (click and temporary freeze of the system) is a conflict with your AGP graphics cards; because, it cannot pass the 3D Mark 2001SE.

Go to DriverGuide.com and update the BIOS for the P4P800S-X board. You will download an extractable file to create a boot-up disk. Make sure nothing interrupts that update; because, you can render your mother board useless.

After the update, the board will operate like it should running the SATA drives.

Eric Korson
The Internet Web Firm

Preferred Solution: Issues with P4P800S-X board and WD SATA drives

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)

A: Issues with P4P800S-X board and WD SATA drives

Thanks for the update... looks like they finally got around to fixing that error at the BIOS level. Since my PATA hard disk has been working fine for a while, I had pushed this into the back of my mind...

Anyways, it's nice to know that if I wanted to upgrade to SATA, I actually could.

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I just built myself a system with an ASUS P4P800S-X mainboard, and for storage I'm using a Western Digital WD800JD SATA hard drive in addition to a Maxtor 32049H2 PATA drive.

Over the past few weeks, there have been about four instances where the system has completely frozen, and immediately preceding that freeze was a "click" like the hard disk powered down. In the Event Viewer, I have also seen multiple instances of Error #11 (controller error on my WD drive) and a couple instances of Warning #51 (error while in a paging operation, for the same drive).

I've run diagnostics on both my hard drives and regularly monitor SMART attributes and drive temperature. Everything's in perfect shape in every way -- EXCEPT for those errors reported by Windows and the mysterious crashes.

Now, I've searched forums all across the 'Net, and I have found a couple other people who have had this same problem with the combination of a WD SATA hard disk and the ASUS P4P800S-X mainboard. I haven't found any updated drivers for either piece of hardware, and ASUS hasn't released a BIOS update.

My question is this -- does anyone else have the combination of a P4P800S-X and a WD SATA drive, and if so, have you encountered this problem? The crashes happen rather infrequently, but they come at rather awkward times (watching a DVD, accessing the Internet, running Windows Media Player or Winamp, etc). Also, the "click" concerns me. Us... Read more

A:Issues with P4P800S-X board and WD SATA drives

The same problem...

Yes, I had the same problem. During game play, sometimes even in the menu, and with the 3D text screen saver running my system would freeze with the hdd light on preceded by a "twang" from the hard drive, requiring a reboot. The motherboard was a P4P800S-X and a WD800JD SATA hard drive. The P4P800S-X seems to have a problem controlling a SATA hard drive. I chased this problem for days thinking it was a video problem. Then I removed the SATA hdd and installed an IDE hdd and it worked fine. I have since returned that motherboard and upgraded to a P4P800E-Deluxe + another WD800JD and set it up for RAID-0. With this new set-up I haven't had a problem. I would suggest that you consider upgrading your motherboard (the probable culprit) or doing as you have stated and avoid a SATA hdd. This really sucks for Asus, they're suppose to be "top of the line". They don't even show P4P800S-X on their products list anymore, they kinda "swept it under the rug".

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Hello All,

I've been having this issue while playing games lately. I just got an Intel 2.8Ghz Prescott with 1Gig of DDR ram and I'm now using an ATI Radeon 9950 by Sapphire (256MB DDR). I dont have a sound card so I'm using the one on-board that comes with the Asus P4P800S-X motherboard (SoundMax).
While im playing a game after a reboot, everything is fine for about a minute, then the video starts lagging and lagging and getting worse and worse. Its like it locks up more and more, and the sound cuts alot. To the point that its not even close to being fun playing anymore. The game im playing is Guild Wars which requires alot less than I have. I also talk on Skype at the same time and when I'm fighting 4 or more guys, I cant even hear anything on Skype. I have a 3mbps connection on cable. And this is with the game graphics at the lowest.
Now get this... If I disable the audio in the Bios, and load up the game with full graphics... smooth nice game play... I've tested playing a long time and its perfect with no lag at all. Now I'm guessing that is pretty conclusive... Should I get a Sound Blaster Live! 5.1 or could it still be something else? Conflicts? Im also running windows xp sp2.

Thanks for taking the time...


CPU: Pentium 4 2.8GHz 800Mhz FSB
MOTHERBOARD: Asus P4P800S-X Intel Chipset 800Mhz FSB
CASE: 450 Watt Power Supply
VIDEO CARD: Sapphire ATI Radeon 9550 256MB DDR... Read more

A:On-Board Sound on Asus P4P800S-X Board

Have you loaded the motherboard makers sound chip drivers, or is it just limping along on the default Windows drivers? Might make a difference.

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Hi to all, im new on this forum and i was hopping you can help me.
I have a ASUS P4P800X-S Motherboard on my pc i know that is a lil bit old but it still works great. Im using 2 hdd IDE on it and I was thinking to install a hdd SATA .
Is that possible ????
Thanks to all of you.

A:HDD SATA on motherboard ASUS P4P800S-X

Yes but it is pointless. You dont get the benefit of a sata confuration b/c (unless your board had sata ports) you'll buy a converter to take ide connection to a sata connection but you're limited to the speed and features of IDE since that is the connection on the board.

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Spec: Gigabyte 78LMT-S2P Rev 5 CPU AMD FX4300 Video Geforce GT 610 Ram 4Gb

As you will guess from the above I am totally confused, frustrated and cheesed off.

did a windows update everything seemed fine. while installing backup programs had to do a reboot and then found drives missing. checked computer manager not there. checked device manager not there did a reboot checked in bios drives missing - removed and replaced data and power leads reboot now in bios. f10 save and reboot came up with Blue sod and error 0xc0000034. Googled (from laptop) some said problem with win 7 SD1 Microsoft say rollback then apply a KB (sorry cant remember which) recovery and refresh. how can you rollback when you cant boot in first place.

Windows recovery auto fix start-up said fixed reboot into same error. reboot into recovery this time to dos did bootrec /fixbcd then /fixmbr then rebuildbcd reboot back into error. Purchased new sata and power leads all changed boot to bios (takes about one and a half minutes to bios screen press F6 another one and a half get settings check recognition all drives found I am on a winner (or so I thought) reboot error 34 recovery disk auto repair windows unable to repair into dos bootrec again no change.

Thought I know will re install windows on a different drive reboot to continue installation back to error, restart into bios drives missing again ( drives are 2 SSD 128Mb and 64Mb and a 2 Tb Hybrid ) Have a sata/USB external connector so removed 128 Mb SS... Read more

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Hello everyone,

I was wondering if you can help me with an Issue I'm having.

Have a PC with an EPOX EP-8RDA6+PRO NF2 board with 2 Nvida Sata / 4 Silicon Image Raid Sata ports.

Has an AMD Athlon XP 3000+, 1.5GB of Memory, and AGP ATI All-In-Wonder 9600xt.

I am trying to convert it to a Server for our home network by installing 2 Seagate 1TB hard drives.

Primary drive is a 160GB Seagate IDE drive and also there is a IDE DVD+RW drive installed.
Whenever I try to start the machine from being powered down, it goes through post, identifies the IDE drives, then sits there and then Identifies the SATA drives (which I have on the 2 NVIDIA SATA ports).

After that, it just hangs and does nothing.

Now if I push the restart button on the case, it will go through just like it should and start up.

It seems like it's almost taking too long for the SATA drives to spin up and it's causing it to hang up the POST.

Anyone have any ideas or solutions to this?

I did only have a 300 watt power supply in there and thought maybe it was too weak for all those drives and devices so I swapped in a 420 watt and it is still doing the same thing.

While it's intended as a server, I don't want it on 24X7, so I have it set so it will Wake on LAN, but it won't work when I can't get past POST. So right now I'm stuck.

Anyone seen an issue like this before?

A:SATA drives won't pass POST on NForce2 board

Since the MB is a few years old, it probably has a SATA v1 controller and it's not recognizing the new SATA v2 HDDs you've installed.

Check with Seagate to find out if there's a way to resolve it. Some HDDs have a jumper to set it to the older SATA v1 throughput. Others require a software application to configure it to work with older SATA v1 controllers.

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The mother board is an ASUS P5Q? I know the adapter is working because I can hook the cable that comes from the case to another sata slot shut down turn the enclosure on and boot and I have a third hard drive. But that is not how I would like to do it. If the mother board would recognize the enclosure it would give me an icon in the tray to shut it off and I would not have to reboot to back up something.

Thank u for any help

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I have 2 IDE HDs installed and added SATA drive lately. SATA runs in IDE mode in CMOS. Problem is, even though SATA drive is recognized by BIOS, Disk Manager, Norton Ghost & System Works, it doesn't show in My Computer, causing problems with saving and opening files. Tried a couple of tricks (changing the drive letter,disconnecting & reconnecting the drive, reformatting etc. ) nothing seems to work. I use this SATA drive for storage and for now I have to drag the files down there manually.
I don't know if it's of any importance, but I have nVidia GeForce graphics card onboard.
Has anyone encountered this kind of a problem ?
Thanks Carl

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I have two separate instances of Win8 running on two separate IDE hard drives (both Win8's restored from same exact backup image).

The one on the hard drive comected to the SATA port (via an adaptor) runs fine, but the one on the IDE connection (motherboard's only one), does not respond properly when a manual shutdown is initiated. Instead of shutting down the PC, it goes into sleep mode. This does not happen if an application (my backup software, for instance) is set to perform a shutdown after completing it's job. Only affecting manual shutdowns, but all of them.

So I am wondering if Win8 is lacking an IDE driver of some kind, and if there is a way to deternine this.

Seems strange to me that while both hard drives are IDE "underneath the hood", that the one connected throgh an adaptor is more easily being recognized by Win8, and curious if there is an easy fix.

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Hi: we have a Supermicro server with an Intel C600 series controller and we would like to use some of the ports and their disks as removable devices, to allow to copy media from one server to another. I mean:
- The controller has 4 ports with 4 disk on each, 16 disks in total
- The first 4 ports will remain the same, not removable (OS in Raid 1, Media in Raid 0)
- The other ports (2-4) will be used with SATA SSD drives and we need to remove them via Eject hardware (as an attached hard drive) and then being able to attach them to the backup server to read the media.

So far as I know, there's a DWORD I may need to add in the registry, but a little help would be more than welcome to solve this.

This is the opposite way, to not allow the HDD to be ejected.

Thanks in advance!

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I have a pc that has 2 400g hard drives in raid 0. The motherboard is bad and needs to be replaced. The drives in raid 0 are sata drives; I want to mirror the drives onto 2 400g pata drives before replacing the mobo so in case of disaster I would still have all the info. What would be the best way for me to do this? I have another machine running that has raid capability but is not using it. It has 4 sata connections and 2 ide drive connections, currently only using the 2 ide connections and no raid. I have Partition Magic 8 and Paragon Hard Disk Manager 8 Pro. Is it possible for me to use my current up and running system, and one of the 2 software programs to mirror these drives?

A:Can I copy sata raid 0 drives to pata drives?

MOBO is bad and you still want to recover info which might get corrupted in the transfer process.

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On my Windoiws 7 Ultimate desktop PC, all my SATA hard drives are show up as removable from day 1. This is not a big problem but an anonyance. When I click "Safely Remove Hardware and Eject Media", all my fixed drives are listed along with the USB drive. Anyway to change the drive type of my internal drives to the proper type?

A:Internal SATA drives are treated as removable drives

mine does the same thing. each of my partitions show up.

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Okay guys I have another question here
I will be buying a new motherboard ... buyer told me it is called [ ASUS 945 ] so will I be able to connect 2 HDDs I got ? first is a 160 GB SATA and the other is a 80 GB IDE ... ??
thx in advance

A:IDE + SATA on same board


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I have a pc with a Biostar 7050 m2 board running XPsp3. I want to install an ide drive from my dead pc with all my photos and music in a spare bay rather than clutter my desk with an external caddy. My ide port on the board is occupied by the optical drives and I have a sata drive on one of the four sata connectors. Is there a reliable way of converting an ide disk to a sata connection, a friend mentioned its possible to go ide to usb but didn't elaborate, has anyone heard of or used this method?

A:using a ide HDD on a sata board

Something like this http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822998001 could be used to convert the IDE to SATA.

Or, you could just add an additional IDE controller card to an available PCI slot.

Should cost about the same either way.

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very bizarre :
- 3 of my 6 drives SATA connected to internal SATA connectors on board ( Z87 Deluxe)
- are shown in explorer "my computer" as hard disks ( while correctly DVD and USB are in removable drives list)
- however these 3 drives appear in the list of removable drives Under the W7 utility "safely remove" !

That could lead to confusion when removing removable drives !

Any explanation ? Can I correct this ?

I think that it is possible that these drives have been formatted and partitioned whiel on a SATA-to USB dock ( when PC was Under repair). Have tried to delete all partitions on one of those drives, and recreate partitions Under W7 with Acronis Disk Director, but no change.
Or should I remove them from Computer Management ?

TIA for help please !


A:SATA drives : internal appear as External drives !

It is not bizarre but a result of drives being connected to ports that allow hot swapping (set to AHCI)

One possibility is to install the Intel AHCI drivers instead of the stock drivers that are part of the Windows 7 DVD.

Another is this:

FIX: AHCI/SATA drives showing in "Safely Remove Hardware"

This works for the Intel controller.

If you are connected to another controller, go to the Device manager and right click on that controller and select properties.

Then under the Policies tab, you should be able to uncheck the box that allows safe removal.

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Hi. Me and a friend each have an Ideapad 310 without ODD. Instead we have the HDD caddy/bracket. This is the configuration shipped from the store, we havent put it in ourselves. Anyway. We would like to actually use the HDD caddy since the 120GB SSD is filling up. The problem being that Lenovo hasnt included the mSATA to SATA adapter at the end of the caddy. Im guessing that this is because its a budget laptop and in this case the caddy is just to fill the empty space rather than actually indended for use right out of the box. After research we found that the part we need should be the ODD FFC L80SM (part NO 5C10M68235) Turns out the part number was wrong. But this is the part. Turns out that getting hold of the part is harder than finding out its name. So thats really my question here today, is there any way to get this from Lenovo or other retailer? We live in Sweden if that changes anything. Best regards

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I got a SATA-300 HDD for a really good deal and want to know if it will work with my motherboard which supports SATA-150. If the 300's will work but just run at 150 that is fine, I just want to know if they will function.

A:Will SATA-300 HHD work 150 board

In a word... YES!

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Me and a friend each have an Ideapad 310 without ODD. Instead we have the HDD caddy/bracket. This is the configuration shipped from the store, we havent put it in ourselves. Anyway. We would like to actually use the HDD caddy since the 120GB SSD is filling up. The problem being that Lenovo hasnt included the mSATA to SATA adapter at the end of the caddy. Im guessing that this is because its a budget laptop and in this case the caddy is just to fill the empty space rather than actually indended for use right out of the box.
After research we found that the part we need should be the ODD FFC L80SM (part NO 5C10M68235) 
Turns out the part number was wrong. But this is the part.

Turns out that getting hold of the part is harder than finding out its name. So thats really my question here today, is there any way to get this from Lenovo or other retailer? We live in Sweden if that changes anything.
Best regards
Mod's Edit: System model added to the front of Subject line to improve visibility / clarity.

A:Ideapad 310 - Buy ODD/HDD mSATA so SATA board

Hello ErliarThanks for using the Lenovo forums.Personally I would just invest in something along the lines of this, you just need to make sure that it is the right size for your unit, which you probably be able to find in your hardware manual, also available on the support page.
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Don't suppose there's a way to make a sata drive work in a board that is for IDE hard drives?

Had to ask.... lol

A:SATA Hard Drive in an IDE Board?

There are a couple ways.

There are PCI cards that let you use a SATA drive through the PCI bus.

There are also SATA to IDE adapters.

Either way you'll likely lose some of the SATA speed, going through extra devices, especially the cheaper ones slightly effects your performance.

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Hey folks,

I'm trying to hook up a new 1TB hard drive on my old dell dimension 8200. I had both hd slots already filled so I removed the original slave drive to make room, and connected the the new 1TB SATA drive via an adapter that plugs into the slot on the hd and turns into the IDE connection (with pins) and power supply input on the other side,.

The SATA drive came with no jumper, and I read that the jumper settings for SATA had different meanings anyway. Not sure how the motherboard would respond, I started going thru the configs, borrowing the jumper from my old drive to use on the SATA

IDE drive:.....master...master...master..master...master...cable select...cs.....cs
SATA drive:..none......1/2........3/4........5/6.......7/8.......none...........1/2....3/4


I always get one or more of the following error messages in various combiations.

Primary hard disk drive 0 not found
Primary hard disk drive 1 not found
Plug and play configuration error (x3)

Then I gave up and hooked my old drive back up the original way and it was recognized and the OS booted without hesitation.

So... Anyone have any experience connecting SATA drives to IDE and/or can offer some insight? I must have my TB of storage
***update*** I found the master/slave jumper on the adapter. tried both settings, no luck there either. more specifically: drive 0 (ide) set to master, no jumper on the sata drive itself, tried both settings on adapter.

A:connecting a SATA HD to an IDE cable/board

I don't know about connecting SATA drives to IDE connector.. You'd propably have better luck getting a add-on PCI SATA controller card, or a USB cable to connect it. The onboard IDE controller propably won't understand how the SATA drive is configured... Although the adapter is supposed to make it.

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Hello all,
First post. I'm trying to install a Sedna SE-PCIE-SATA6G-02, PCIE SATA III 2-port adapter into my computer but it doesn't seem to be recognized by Windows 10.

I've recently added an SSD drive to my system and had to load the AHCI driver by booting into safe mode to do so. I'm wondering if I need to do something similar with this. I have run the setup program from the enclosed CD without any luck, and checked that it is the same version as is on the Sedna website. The card/controller does not show up in Device Manager.

I am not running a RAID configuration and I will not be booting from this add-in card. I just want a faster connection for my external hard drive to do back-ups which I connect via an ESATA connection. So far I only have the single SSD and one CD/DVD drive connected to my system.

My system is an MSI K9A2 Platinum V1.0, with an AND Phenom II X4 965 quad processor with 8-GB of ddr3 RAM, and a GTX 780 Ti video card.

Any help will be greatly appreciated.

Thanks in advance.


A:How to install PCIE SATA 3 board

Some further info...

While the adapter doesn't show up in Device Manager I used HWiNFO64 and can see its properties. So I THINK it may operate if I can just figure out how to properly load the drivers for it.

Thanks again for any help.


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this is an ASUS X83V notebook - Setting the SATA operation to 'compatible' mode at installation, Win8 CP installed fine, no hitches. Switched BIOS to Enhanced/full mode and it fails.

I recall this sort of problem from XP installs where tricks were needed to support SATA, but I do not recall this on Seven. Will Win 8 not detect the right controller, fetch the right driver? Do I need to manually force-install, reboot, reselect enhanced mode, and go from there?


A:Are SATA issues like Vista?? Can't operate in full SATA mode

Is this so-called "enhanced" mode switching the storage over to AHCI mode? If so, you have to edit the registry first before being able to do that.

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Is it possible to take the power supply that has both ide and Sata cable and hook it up to a mother board that has only ide? And be able to use the sata out of the power supply to hook up a new hard drive?

A:power supply with sata to ide only mother board?

As long as the power supply has all the plugs needed for the system and hard drive its going into then yes. There's also adapters and splitters you can buy as well like this: http://www.usb-ware.com/sata-power-adapter-lp4satafm.htm (the reverse is also available)

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Hi all,
So my second query is regarding the SATA ports on the board.
Currently I have a 250gb Samsung SSD and a HGST 1TB 7200rpm drive with no optical.  The two drives are connected via SATA 3 and SATA 4 ports.
SATA 1 and SATA 2 ports are empty.
First question is, is this correct or should the drives be connected via SATA 1 and 2?
My aim is to add a third 512GB SSD essentially wanting:
256: OS boot drive + documents512: Junk drive (downloads/temp etc)1TB: Either remove it or keep it and hold backups of the above + drive image
With the 4th SATA port, most likely a future optical drive such as bluray writer.
So it's just making the config correct for the above - like the memory thread, it's purely knowing what the numbers indicate - ie: logic dictates you start at 1 and finish at 4 but hardware logic I'm sure differs :)

Thanks in advance

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hi friends ,
my friend has brougt Asus Motherboard P5RD1 recently,

Our configuration is P5RD1+ intel p4 2.66 Ghz, 512 MB hynix ram & weston digital SATA 80 GB hdd.
We recived excelent performance with this rig but we have a simple problem we have to use SATA drivers from floppy with every Windows installation
we are master of XP installation for this pc but yesterday we tried to install Beta of Longhon it goes up to 10 % & stops responding Blue screen error.

any buddy has tried longhon on P5RD1 with sata, i am happy to see what happens on your system & i heard that bios update will solve this problem is it ?

do you know any method other than floppy drive ?

thanks in advance

A:SATA HDD with ASUS Mother-board P5RD1

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Taiwanese manufacturer Gigabyte is hard at work on an updated version of the GA-P55-UD4 P55-powered motherboard which will feature both SATA 6.0 Gbps and USB 3.0 ports.


A:Gigabyte GA-P55A-UD4 board with SATA 6.0 Gbps, USB 3.0

Now that's the kind of board that will make you really consider an upgrade. Nice link. Fabe

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When using one of those adapters that allows one to connect a PATA hard disk to board with only SATA connections, how much loss in data transfer rate is there?

A:Adapting SATA board to PATA hard disk

The answer to your question is NONE ! You are relegated to the speed of the slowest device and in this case its the PATA Hard drive.

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Any ideas?

I've an ASRock K8Upgrade-1689 board with on-board SATA controller which works fine with my SATA hard drive until I disable either the on-board LAN or Audio in the BIOS. The hard drive then mysteriously becomes invisible to the board. Bit scared of flashing the BIOS but will be brave if it's a good idea!


A:Sata hard drive and on-board audio problem

Cheers Rick

Had a stiff drink and flashed the BIOS! No problem, and can now disable the audio and LAN with no complications. Thanks for your help

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Hi guys and girls,

I have just recently acquired an Asus P5VD2-MX Motherboard from a friend and he had no issues.
I have installed this board with a 500W PSU (which has a 20pin to 24pin adapter on it) a new Intel 2.0ghz dual core (think its E21.. something, sorry) and 2x1gb RAM and I have updated the bios to the newest update and it recognises all of this fine, no problems there by the looks of it.

But the bios does not recognise ANY of my IDE devices e.i. 2 different HDDs an old CD rom and a new Pioneer 112 DVDRW.
I'm racking my brains and I cant figure out why on earth it wont see any of these drives.

Any help will be greatly appreciated.
Thank you.


A:Asus P5VD2-MX board cant see ANY IDE drives

I'm pretty sure if you go searching in the BIOS, you'll find Enable / Disable IDE.

The easiest way to see if it's a BIOS setting is to "Load default {or Optimal}" settings.

Double check your jumpers on the devices, though I assume you've tried at least 1 on it's own.

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Hi Troops,

I'm getting a message that 'no drives intstalled' on an
ASUS AV7-133, yet two hard-drives are installed, as well
as two CD-ROMS.

The exact message:

ULTRA100 Bios is not installed because there are no drives attached

There are IDE controllers for ide drives, in fact a total of four. (and floppy)

Each set of two has a blue base and a black base for the IDE cables. I've
found that it relates to a RAID 0 array, but I only want a regular Master-
Slave hard drive setup.

I can't find how to change it in the BIOS, and I've tried pluging the HDDs
in in various configurations and it still either recognizes the two CD-ROMS,
or the two HDDs - but still doesn't get all four, like it's supposed to be.

Haaaaalllllllp TIA


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i recently tried installing a new harddrive, a sata, and it worked fine, now, my computer wont boot. it goes as far as 'checkin NVRAM' before it even gets to checking the harddrives. it hangs here. however, if i hit delete before it gets to the nvram check, it responds. once it hangs, the keyboard and mouse is unresponsive. im really stumped. sometimes, it beeps and tells me my 9800xt isnt powered. this has been going on for a while, however, last night, it turned on, did the memory check,said 1024mb ok, and went into windows, ran fine. i rebooted and it hangs.

PLEASE give me suggestions. i've tried unplugging/plugging all the hd's i have, 2ide and 1sata, tried swapping/removing ram. please help.

for more into on how this happened see http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic28965.html

A:p4p800s-x wont get to bios.

Sounds like it could either be the power supply not coping or to hot? Have you tryed taking everything off - all hard drives memory and cards, then try it, then put each thing back on one by one, starting with 1 memory stick. then you might get some idea of where the problem is.

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 I have lenovo H530 Desktop. I lost Motherboard to Hard Disk Drive power cable. Through research i have Purchased Cable from china. When i connected power cable i did not get display monitor. Without cable connection Display will be there. I have tried in his way also. I have purchased SMPS, 24pin to 14pin converter. i have try to give direct SMPS power. this time also same display problem. Please help me on this issue. Thanks & regards, Srinivaas 

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x-posted to r/thinkpad Thinkpad P51. My goal is to remove the HDD platter and replace it with a 2.5" SSD. I thought that the hard part was going to be not to break any of the plastic clips when removing the back cover : ) I watched this vid: http://download.lenovo.com/lts/RTPW1410/FOF/RTPW1410-P50_REM_FRU_03_HardDiskDrive.mp4 and also read about it in the HW manual. It sure seems easy enough but this is the first time I am doing this. Prior experience was on older notebooks where the HDD just "slid" away from the system board.The video seems to imply that you can just lift the plastic tab of the sata connector and lift up and away from the system board. When I tried that I met with a lot of resistance and it felt like I was a second away from ripping the plastic tab right off of the connector. I tried to see if I could work a spudger somewhere in there to help lift it up but I could not find any way to do that. Suggestions and hand holding most welcome. Thank you. https://imgur.com/a/9xcUPwB https://imgur.com/a/Jc50NjV    

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I received my new Plextor PX716SA SATA drive (hope I have the model # right - it's the dual-layer SATA drive). Put simply, I cannot boot the system if this drive is attached.

My board is an Asus k8V-Deluxe. I have three other SATA devices, all three are hard drives, and they are recognized and run fine.

However, if I plug the Plextor into the Promise 20378 controller (running in IDE mode), it fails during bios boot, detection phase, with a message that my hardware is misconfigured. This happens on either drive, and I've checked the connections and all.

If I plug it into the VIA VT8237 Southbridge connectors, it'll detect, but I'm not sure it's detecting correctly - it sees it as a Plextor during detection, but in the BIOS Boot Devices screen it shows "MBA UNDI (Bus0 Slot)" - but partway through booting into windows, it'll fail with an Inaccessible_Boot_Device error. I've tried disabling it in the BIOS Boot Priority screen, but still get the same error.

System boots perfectly fine as long as the SATA cable for that device is unplugged.

Anybody have any advice? Anyone know for sure if this board is compatible with this drive? Can't seem to find anything that says yea or nay.

Appreciate any help/advice. I did go to Plextor's site, but it wasn't any help.

Oh, and it's getting juice, I can open/close the door and the light comes on during boot.


A:Solved: Problem with Plextor SATA drive on Asus board

It could be defective. I once had a modem that would make Windows freez on startup. I also had this problem on a CD-Rom drive that went bad on me. It just may not working right. Send it back, where-ever it came from and try another.

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Morning all, and I hope you can help with a problem that has been driving me nuts.

In short, I have replaced a failed HDD with 2 shiny new 3TB drives that I'd like as a mirrored pair. I'd like to avoid h/w level mirroring so knowing Win7 can handle it via s/w is good. I soon found I needed Windows Professional handle the disk size. Soon after that I found I needed a new motherboard that supported UEFI and bought an ASUS M5A97 (LE R2.0)

I seem to be spending far too much time in setting this up as a small BIOS change (for example AHCI vs IDE, or UEFI drivers first) either allows / prevents Windows setup from seeing my USB stick, or seeing it but not accepting the drivers I've copied on to it, not recognising the full disk size, gives mesages where Windows cannot be installed on the partition . .

What I'm after is something really basic. Something likeCheck BIOS is set for XYZ
Use driver def from here (Asus site is dreadful and suggests drivers are installed post installation ???)
I don't need each and every step, just the experience of someone to say how the BIOS should be configured would be a good start.

Many thanks on advance.

A:Configuring 2 x 3TB drives with Asus m'board and UEFI

The drives have to be GPT (GUID) and the BIOS has to be set to UEFI and you have to jump through some hoops to get Win 7 to install on a UEFI system. Check the forum tutorials for installing windows on a UEFI system.

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I plan to do a clean install of Windows 10 to upgrade from an AMD board to an Intel Board. This will be my first time attempting this kind of upgrade. I have 1 SSD boot drive, 1 SSD games drive and 1 HDD storage drive. Which drives do I reformat? Only the boot drive or all three?

Also, do I need to purchase a new copy of Windows 10 to do this assuming I upgraded my current AMD hardware from Windows 7 to Windows 10 for free?

Thanks in advance for any help!

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I have a problem I can't seem to find an answer to. In our small office we have bought USB 250 mg Zip drives for our 3 computers with newer EPOX motherboards (8RDA, 8RGA). After the screen showing all drives on boot up but before Windows XP starts to load, there is a 2 minute gap with no disk activity, then Windows splash screen starts. If I disconnect the Zip drive during the delay, the splash screen immediately starts. It doeasn't matter if I boot to a Boot CD or Boot diskettee, that delay is still there so it must be a BIOS issue rather than a XP problem. IF anyone has run into this, any advice would be greatly appreciated

A:Epox Board Slow Boot with USB Zip Drives

Hello and welcome to TSG!

What brand is your power supply? Also how many Watts is it? You can find it connected to the cable that goes to the outlet and you may have to open the case to find out what brand and Watts.

Also, list the rest of your hardware specs. If you don't know, you can download and run Belarc Advisor to find out.

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I am trying to implement sata raid 0 with a PCI card built on the silicon image 3112 chip (Koutech PSA150). I can create the array in the card bios utility, start windows install process and load the drivers, and even format the logical volume and write the system files. When it comes time to reboot, my board doesn't detect the drives on the PCI card. The drives work fine if connected to the onboard sata controller, but this cheap board has the ICH6, not the ICH6R, so I need to use the expansion card for raid capability

It's a ECS 915p-a rev 1.2 board using an ami bios. I have flashed up to the latest bios available from ECS. I have enabled the 'boot from other device' option, but it doesn't detect the drives. I read that disabling the auto detect on the board's sata ports might help, but I haven't found a way to do that in the AMI bios.

hopefully, someone here smarter than me might have a suggestion.

A:Bios can't read drives on off board controller

Your motherboard BIOS doesn't have to and will never recognise the offboard RAID arrays. Your RAID controller has its own BIOS that will kick in at some point during the POST and perform its own disk detection and booting.

Tell your mobo BIOS to boot from SCSI or "other" and set the array to be bootable in the RAID BIOS.

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They don't seem to work together, nothing I did would make the system boot to the SATA drive or see it while installing Windows.

After Windows is installed on an IDE drive the SATA drive can be seen and accessed.

I installed an Adaptec SATA controller and it worked fine.

The Promise controller works with my 120gig SATA drives but not the Raptors.

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I need your help as I have two different answers from 3 experts. Replacing motherboard and CPU plus RAM will current Hard drive Win 7 64 bit boot the system? Two knowledgeable person said yes no problem using the now current C: with its operating system. One person ( computer store) said no as the BIOS chip will be different. Can someone please let me know who is correct. I need to change motherboard and CPU (AMD 2.6 GHZ), also RAM to something faster because of a Birthday present. A new Game. Regards Peter

A:Replace Mother board Keep old Hard drives

Quote: Originally Posted by petrox

I need your help as I have two different answers from 3 experts. Replacing motherboard and CPU plus RAM will current Hard drive Win 7 64 bit boot the system? Two knowledgeable person said yes no problem using the now current C: with its operating system. One person ( computer store) said no as the BIOS chip will be different. Can someone please let me know who is correct. I need to change motherboard and CPU (AMD 2.6 GHZ), also RAM to something faster because of a Birthday present. A new Game. Regards Peter

It wont.
Not only will BIOS be different but drivers for the important things may as well.

You can minimize the problem by buying the same model but I suspect you want to upgrade.

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Hi everyone,

I'm trying to get an older motherboard to work, but I'm having trouble watching youtube videos without some sort of lag in the video. I just upgraded the RAM to 2GB (max capacity), since I thought that my lower RAM before was causing youtube videos to play choppy. I've noticed even when I preview any windows XP screensavers in "properties", when I select a screensaver it would play really slowly as well. But the strange thing is, is that when I try to play a demo Nvidia video from the Nvidia website for my graphics card, it plays flawlessly with no hesitation. I did also do a windows XP checkdisk scan to check for any problems, but everything seems fine with the HDD. I even tried a different HDD and it still seems that YouTube still plays slowly (sometimes I will even see random square pixels in the video while it is playing). I was wondering what would be the matter with this system, is it something with the video card?

System Info:

ASUS P4p800s
Windows XP SP3
P4 Northwood 2.66Ghz - overclocked in bios to 2.94Ghz
Nvidia GeForce FX5200

A:ASUS P4P800s slow video

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Hi everyone,
Hope my English will be enough.

The computer is fast and run perfectly well but...
I got a blue screen with spyhunter.
I have a fresh windows 7 Ultimate x64 installed, all drivers are up to date.

With 3 hard drives on board, spyhunter is ok I can install it and run it without problem.
Above 3 hard drives I got a blue screen.
I really don't know what to do.
Hope you can help I wasn't able to find something on google.

I uploaded the dmp files.
Thank you.

A:Blue screen with spyhunter and more of 3 hard drives on board.

Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Posting Instructions

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just installed a new motherboard and processor and now the hard drives not booting it appears in the bios but its not loading up any ideas would be much appreciated.
The motherboard is a ASUS P5LD2

A:new mother board and processor and now hard drives not booting

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i need to disable the l1/l2 cache in my bios. (to uninstal fool xp service pack 2; don't ask). i'm not as geeky as i used to be, and i don't see anything in the bios actually labelled l1, l2, or cache.

so how do i turn those off? is it this advanced:cpu: hyper-threading option? there's only that and 'enable/disable high id numbers' under the cpu options. :/

the mb manual was no help. asus' site isn't exactly forthcoming with this, either.

thanks, guys!

A:ASUS P4P800S bios disable l1/l2 cache

I am having exact same problem and no luck finding an answer. Any help would be appreciated.

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Hello everyone. I am new to the forum and I have a question .

My Grandma has a windows xp computer. In the past I have replaced the hard drive as well as the power supply. The computer now has a new issue which started this week. I suspect it is the motherboard but would rather be 100% sure of it before I advise my granma just get a new machine.

When you boot the computer the / sign appears and takes twenty minutes to boot. Also , one of the DVD drives have completely dissapeared from recognition and the one it does ackowledge it shpws to be occupied when it is not. Any input would be appreciated. I am Going to go to her house and troubleshoot the computer when I get a chance and was just wonderin what you takes would be on the situation. Thanks , Rob

A:POSSIBLE MOTHER BOARD PROBLEM! 20 minute boot and issapearing drives

It could be that the drive (or drives) are failing and the BIOS can't recognize them. That would cause a long POST (Power On Self-Test). Do you get the Windows XP splash screen or just a black screen?

You could try disabling the drives on the secondary IDE controller of the BIOS and reboot. If it boots up normally, then most likely the drive is beginning to fail. Check the BIOS to see if it recognizes the drives, as well. They "should" be on the secondary IDE controller.

Hit me up if any of this helps.

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I currently have 2 PATA hard drives installed in my system that both run off the same IDE ribbon cable. My MSI MS-7184 motherboard has 2 SATA connections and 2 SATA power supplies available. Would I benefit much by upgrading my hardrives to SATA ones? One of them holds the operating system and programs etc (160GB) and the other stores my mp3's (320GB). Would there be much speed gained or not enough for me to notice? Also would data be transferred faster if my PATA drives had one IDE cable each instead of sharing one? I seem to have 2 IDE connections on the motherboard.

A:Solved: SATA Hard Drives vs PATA Hard Drives

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