Mobo K8S-MX: Hard drive not detected when installing Win XP.

By wolverine_grd
Jun 29, 2005
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  1. Hi, I am assembling a new PC with the following material:

    Processor: AMD Sempron 2600+
    Mobo: Asus K8S-MX
    Mem: 512 Mb
    Hard Drive: Hitachi IDE 80Gb
    Optical Drive: Samsung CDRW

    The motherboard seems to detect the HD in the bios, but when i start to install Win XP, after pressing the ENTER key to proceed with installation, the computer hangs on. I tried to install Windows in this disk using another computer and when i installed the HD in this one again i had an blue screen with that said something about an HD configuration error.
    :( Don't know what to do now, i'm thinking to change the IDE HD by a SATA one.
  2. SOcRatEs

    SOcRatEs TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,382

    Welcome to TechSpot

    It does sound like you are having HDD trouble.
    I recommend tryin a disk util from Hitachi.
    You might wanna try putting Hdd in another
    system and do a low level format (writing zero's).
    it may be able to find & lock out any bad sectors
    on the drive.
    I'm runnin a WD 80g Sata drive as my primary
    drive and it works great!
    Though make sure you have SATA drivers
    (for your MoBo) on a floppy, when you
    first boot from cdrom to install windows
    right away you'll be asked to press f6
    to load third party scsi drivers. then follow
    instructions on screen.
    G'Luck!!
  3. wolverine_grd

    wolverine_grd Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    Ok, solved this issue.
    An BIOS updated was all that was needed.
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