When I get to the “press f6” I load the drivers disk that was supplied with the board. No driver updates or bios updates were necessary. I have had no experience with SATA hdd so can’t help you. The time now is Then, the HDD wouldn’t be recognized during the next boot, despite the fact that I had set “First boot device: Once you have formated and partitioned maybe you should restart with XP cd and load drivers again because you might have formated over them?? I know in alot of other mobos that dont have the option to boot to SCSI this is the option used.

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The settup program installs the files and reboots.

Abit NF7-S v SATA problem

It might be worth your while rid read through these threads: This will do for now I have tried with boot sequence: Basically the bios isn’t reading the SATA drive and therefore as far as it’s concerned it dosen’t exist. Incredibly, I seem to have solved the problem.

I’ve read many posts from people with SATA problems and have tried a lot of things to resolve this including -Various sets of drivers for the sata driver, including most recent drivers issued from abit, and from silicon image. I have already updated the BIOS on my motherboard. I’ve read through both of those threads, and posted in one of them. What are your favorite holiday food and beverages?

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Powered with ill-gotten helium. If i do a hard cold reboot then the device will be detected again.

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Then format the drive there, isntead of using disk manager. Sign In Become an Icrontian. It seems my joy has come to an end once more.

What’s with the Expo thread already? Aug edited Aug Then, the HDD wouldn’t be recognized during the next boot, despite the fact that I had raod “First boot device: Only then can I start the windows settup routine.

Qbit what I have posted on the Atomic Forums: As long as i don’t do anything with it everything works fine running off my other drive. But after reboot I get and error message that says no hdd or something. I’ve read a lot of posts about SATA issues but this doesn’t seem that common.

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Now everthing looks fine, and I can use the drive. Now everything is fine until I actually try to use the drive – then I get the same freezing problems I had before.

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From what I’ve read installing a modded bios posted here will fix the problem but it dosen’t work for me: By Vallis in forum PressF1. This is the link http: Hope this helps a few frustrated NF7-S folks Results 1 to 10 of Once you have formated and partitioned maybe you should restart with XP cd and load drivers again because you might have formated over them??

Seems to be no way for me to have the single SATA as a primary master Best I can do is have it as a secondary at least it’s not a papper weight For some reason a format did once work but afterwards whenever i tried using the hard drive I would experience the same freezing anytime from instantly to about 10minutes during use.

Aug edited Sep in Hardware. I am wondering if I need to update any of these drivers.

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