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Asus K8V SE and SATA Drive detection

By technik21
Aug 13, 2009
  1. I am running XP Pro, with Asus K8V SE M\B and currently Maxtor SATA drive.
    I needed to clone my hard drive to a new one, as the old one was suspect.
    I used Norton Ghost to clone my O\S and data over to the new "WD" SATA drive (which was connected via a sata-usb adapter for convenience)

    When inserting the new WD drive in to the M\B, the bios wouldn't detect the drive at all (although Windows had previously). I tried all SATA connectors on the board, but no joy with detection.
    The old MAXTOR drive was only 2 yrs old (80gb), and the new drive is 250gb.

    I can't see any settings in the bios to detect the sata drive.

    Any ideas guys?

    Many Thanks

    Nick
     
  2. habbfan

    habbfan TS Rookie

    IIRC these old VIA sets with the VT8237 southbridge did not upport booting from SATA. I coud well be wrong and it might be that you have to install the VIA motherboard drivers for the SATA to function. Either way it is indeed a pain.

    I would reinstall the old drive and make sure the SATA drivers are indeed there. Then I would reclone the new drive from there and stand back and see what explodes.

    Good luck.
     
  3. habbfan

    habbfan TS Rookie

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