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Asus K8V SE Deluxe, SATA harddrives and XP.


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Seltox

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I need help getting XP Professional installed on my dads computer.

I'm not sure on most of it's specs, but I know what should be relevant to this problem.

Motherboard - Asus K8V SE Deluxe
HDD - 200gb Seagate Barracuda SATA

The motherboard confuses me. It has 4 SATA ports on in. Two are labeled as "Sata1" and "Sata2", the other two (Located in a different area of the board) are labeled as "Pri_Sata" and "Sec_Sata". I'm not really sure what's going on here. Also, when it's starting up, depending on whether the HDD is plugged into the Numbered SATA, or the pri/sec SATA, it gives different messages. Numbered it says something about Fastrak and the BIOS not being installed. Pri/Sec is comes up with some 'stripe' stuff and if I press ctrl+f to get into some menu, it's talking about Arrays.

Sorry I can't get exact messages - My dad is on his PC right now (I have Windows 98SE running on it).

I thought it might be some sort of driver problem, so I searched the asus site for the board, downloaded the RAID controller driver thing, and then used a program called nlite to make a copy of my XP install cd with the drivers on it (no floppy disk to just use the 'f6' option when installing). When I done this, I got an error about a corrupted file.

Any ideas on how to get this working?


Edit: Oh, and if it matters - My setup CD doesn't have any Service Packs. I just integrated SP2 onto a new install CD though, so I have an XP Professional SP2 setup disc now.

Edited by Seltox, 25 March 2008 - 05:04 AM.

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The Skeptic

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To find out about the connections download Asus manual for your motherboard from this link.

Regarding the sp2 integration: This process doesn't succeed very often. Try to use the original CD (without service packs). Download sp2, save the file, burn it to a CD and use it for the installation of sp2. Save the disk for future use.
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The SP2 integration worked. I reinstalled the operating system on my computer last night, and my laptop. So That's all sweet.

Unfortunately I don't have any of the CD's or anything that came with this motherboard. It was given to my parents from a friend of theirs, and they didn't recieve anything but the computer itself.

I'll check out that manual and see how everything goes.
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