Went right in the first time. It certainly set the direction for me to get my winxp system installed. I am building an A8V-based system, including the following components: Lets look at it. If you need further assistance, contact Technical Support at M-F 8:

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When I first bought this board I was so frustrated and installed winxp on a 80gb maxtor ide drive and ghosted it to a serial ata drive. You will have to create a diskette that has the SATA drivers. I have built several systems over the last 10 years.

I tried to connect it, and I was able to deluxee in to windows. This will not remove any data from your drives. I place more importance on motherboards than other components when building systems. This site hosts no abandonware. Windows Explorer does NOT recognize the second drive.

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If you want to mirror a drive with existing information you will be asked to copy that information to the new drive. Deuxe, I have this board and it’s great.

All times are GMT I wish there were more people like you to post their information on the internet so that others may benefit from it. You really should go sata on the os drive. I would be grateful for your help. If you need further assistance, contact Technical Support at M-F 8: MadJackOct 1, You will want to get the latest chipset and storage driver packages from the VIA siteinstead of using the older ones on the Asus site.


This disclaimer is brought to you thanks to the BSA. Problem The os is set up fine,on maxtor gb sata2 Xeluxe occasionally cant find os On investigation mobo has reverted to the wd hdd ide as primary boot device. I have to head out to work, but I will get back with you in about an hour or so if I can. Insert the floppy disk you created earlier, and load the first driver on the list.

How did you set up your via controller in the bios? I only have the Asus drivers I have download from their website as my original motherboard blew up and this Asus A8V Deluxe was installed as a replacement. Press [Tab] to enter setup, then delete all of the existing arrays. For a better experience, please enable JavaScript in your browser before proceeding.

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Thank you so very much for your information about this board and how to get sata drives working. Download the service packs and install them.


We also recommend backing up any information you do not want to lose. I have no problem 8av x86 32 bit windows but whenever i try booting windows 64 my pc just keep restarting before it gets into windows. Log in or Sign up. Sorry to but in here but not sure where to make a new post.

I have an a8v deluxe. Are my IDE controllers worthless or is their some driver or boot instructions I can load? Did you install windows? Send a private message to jimbouy.