Re: SATA OS Install Problem
- From: No.Thanks@xxxxxxxx
- Date: Mon, 15 Aug 2005 10:37:59 -0400
Thanks for your reply!
On Mon, 15 Aug 2005 12:30:31 GMT, "Bob Troll" <fluffy@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
>Hi, I read your post and the first thing I thought of was actually 2 related
>things. First you may want to alter the boot order to fire the floppy or cd
>first for the ghost boot. Any boot disk is going to automatically look for a
>hard drive on a onboard ide controller first. I have been there with this
>issue on my NF7sv2.
Not an issue, it is set up that way.
>In Ghost 2003 the sata drive will come up as if it were a scsi device so
2003 won't run at all. Just locks up on the welcome screen with a
frozen mouse cursor. Never saw that before... 2002 works but won't see
NTFS drives... So I've just converted them to FAT32s. The problem I"ve
discovered is that the ASUS board doesn't like the WD SATA drives. I
threw a Maxtor 160gb SATA and the problems were gone! I'm going to try
and restore to the Matrox drive and see if that works, if so I'm
returning the WD drives. Weird that Windows sees them (WD drives) but
DOS won't boot with the connected... Disconnect them and all is fine.
>In my NF7 bios I have a option to turn on the sata drive rom. This being off
>will offer the exact symptoms you describe. Perhaps there is a similar
>setting on the board you are dealing with?? BTW this option appeared within
>the last bios update or so for my board.
>I also recall very recently fooling around with a asus model maybe just like
>yours. I found it odd that IT worked with the mentioned bios settings
>OPPOSITE of the way my NF7 does things. Poke around in the bios a little and
>it should come to you what I am talking about.
I've poured throiugh the BIOS for hours and there is no special
setting that I'm not seeing or using. From what little I've now read,
it appears this mb really has iffy SATA controllers...
>Don't foget to get that ide boot drive out of there after the imaging and
>reset the bios to boot from the sata first before you full reboot.
I won't if I ever get to this point... thanks again for your reply!
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