GA-K8VNXP no sata shown in bios

By grrens ยท 7 replies
May 26, 2004
  1. in the book we got with the mother board it says to boot from a serial ata hd

    please set in the bios as follows

    1 advanced bios features - (SATA) RAID / SCSI boot order "SATA"
    2 advanced bios features -1st boot devise "SCSI

    problem being is number 1 as i do not have the option to choose SATA

    any idea's how to solve this prob please
  2. ---agissi---

    ---agissi--- TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,978   +15

    Are you actually using a SATA hard drive?

    Are you trying to isntall WinXP on your SATA HD?

    Also, under the boot devices, select SCSI, not SATA as the first device ;)
  3. grrens

    grrens TS Rookie Topic Starter

    yes im trying to install win xp on a sata hd as bootable
    and i've written exactly what it says in mobo book
  4. young&wild

    young&wild TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 993

    You probably need to enable the Onboard H/W Serial ATA and the Serial ATA Function in the Integrated Peripherals section.
  5. grrens

    grrens TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I have done that too
  6. Mictlantecuhtli

    Mictlantecuhtli TS Evangelist Posts: 4,345   +11

    The manual I downloaded says:

    So if you would want to boot from SATA drive and don't have devices in IDE1/2, you could set SATA to "Auto" and then set boot device to IDE1 or 2.

    It's not uncommon for new mainboards (or any other products) to have inconsistencies in manuals. Usually they'll be sorted out in later versions, perharps in form of BIOS updates.
  7. Eric Legge

    Eric Legge TS Rookie Posts: 132

    You just have to set SCSI as the first kind of device in the boot order.

    If you don't have the SATA driver file, you should also download it from the drive's site, because Windows XP doesn't have the drivers.

    If you were installing Windows on a bare hard drive, you would have to place the driver file on a floppy disk that can be accessed by Windows before it installs, because Windows can't load the drivers itself, because it doesn't have them to load.

  8. grrens

    grrens TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Great thanks will try that.

    having a new prob at the mo too
    Tac OPs ut 2003 neither will find any servers online now
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