SATA Problem undetected in Bios

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  1. Kerberoz

    Kerberoz MDL Novice

    Nov 25, 2008
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    #1 Kerberoz, Nov 25, 2008
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    Problem with SATA drives undetected in Bios

    I got a P5N32-SLI Premium with latest Bios V1002 updated today actually. I got this board off a friend 2 days ago. Ive been trying to install a 72Gigs Raptor on SATA connector and no luck. I mean i know my way around but this is just ridiculously a pain to figure out what the problem is here... I also tryied another SATA drive to test out and nothing detected at POST and Bios. Im starting to believe the SATA is busted on the board and from searching the net a lot of people is actually complaining about this board. Any help could be usefull. I dont know what else i need to explain. Any info needed, let me know.

    Side problem:
    My G3 Logitech connected to usb ports on mb would work for 10 secs and then stop, then work again and then stop again. And will do that all the time untill i took my Compaq mice connected to PS/2 and works fine but i prefer my G3, if anything could be done for that, thanks !

    What ive done:
    *Installed drivers up to date using ASUS download site and NVIDIA.
    *Attempted to install Windows Vista and XP using floppy, usb key, IDE HD, cd-rom. (Driver found but will not load HD in list.)
    *Tryied all SATA connectors on MB.
    *Either power connectors wont change anything.

    PC Specs:
    Windows Vista 32bits SP1
    P5N32-Sli Premium WIFI
    550 Watts PSU (Enough to run my setup)
    Thermaltake Xaser 5 (Sensors are active)
    5 Fans
    Pentium D 940 with Zalman cooling solution
    WD Raptor 72gigs SATA + WD Caviar SE 150gigs SATA
    Nvidia 7300 Le
    SoundBlaster Audigy 2 ZS
    4x 512mb Kingston Dual (upgrading to Patriot 2x 2gigs 800mhz soon)


    All drivers are up to date. And ive been troubleshooting for 3 straight days. Im running on IDE drive right now. Everything is 100% connected properly.


    Thanks
     
  2. jroc

    jroc MDL Member

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    out of curosity, have you gone into the bio's setup "MAIN" and checked if your sata drives are active.


    Primary IDE Master
    Primary IDE Slave
    SATA 1 <none>
    SATA 2 <none>
    SATA 3 <none>
    SATA 4 <none>
    SATA 5 <none>
     
  3. Kerberoz

    Kerberoz MDL Novice

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    All 6 are active POST and Bios
     
  4. jroc

    jroc MDL Member

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