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

By wolverine_grd
Jun 29, 2005
  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: 966

    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.
  3. wolverine_grd

    wolverine_grd TS Rookie Topic Starter

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