Fan connectors are an issue too. Join the community here , it only takes a minute. So in the bios you should have 2 different options for SATA mode. Linux Installation First you need to download the latest nVidia nForce drivers from nvidia. Thanks to everyone at bleeping for your help! TechSpot is dedicated to computer enthusiasts and power users.

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Neftworking with this board. My idea was to let the installation go overnight while placing a floppy in the drive so that the file install phase comes to a halt by itself, unattended. SATA power disconnected but data attached.

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What I’ve discovered since performing these operations is that my problem a7bbx not unique–there are lots a7bnx people on a7nbxx and other web sites looking for a cure to this particular predicament.

This won’t be an issue if you don’t tinker with your computer’s innards a lot, but it is a design issue to be aware of. Unlike the other motherboards in this review, there is no southbridge cooler, but there is a passive heatsink on the northbridge. The drive maker should also have a utility ssata wipe the drive as well and you can load this onto the Boot CD or just make a Floppy and change Floppies once you have the SATA drivers satx.


Hope I can find someone, who’s able to replace them. Please help Ps Any thoughts on which is the best lan port to use. Ask a question and give support. If you wish that level of assistance, then I would ask that you learn how to take digital pics of what you are seeing on-screen and post them on the forum so that I can see exactly what you are seeing. Looking at the socket area, there are four mounting holes for waterblocks and heatsinks, but is hampered by a row of big capacitors.

When acquiring from the camera, everything is fine. Thanks to everyone at bleeping for your help! This conversation is currently closed to new comments.

ASUS A7N8X-E Deluxe SATA issue

Enable the 3Com from the BIOS before installing Windows as enabling it later seems to bring more problems than anything. These ssta may block larger heatsinks like this Thermalright AX7. Here’s how to go around this problem. When a7nbz hook up speakers to the onboard sound card, it will use them for the Speech Reporter but I do not know if it is capable of using speakers hooked up to another sound card for the same functions I doubt it.

Otherwise the Windows setup process will not be able to find your drives.

TechSpot Account Sign up s freeit takes 30 seconds. Posted 26 September – I have done the same as you describe thinking the drive is ok since it copied files but the drive failed. Boot to the windows disk. What do you see happening on-screen?


It should be easily achievable. Once installed then convert them into an array.

I have messed with this for 4 hours a7jbx with no luck. I personally don’t like connecting from the power supply as you can no longer control the fan, so I had to buy a fan controller for my system, not a bad choice, but just kind of annoying that there isn’t enough onboard power connectors.

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Set system performance to optimal. It stops dead when at the bottom of screen says “setting up windows”. The makers web site should have a utility that boots from a floppy and installs the SATA driver and then is capable of running the Disk Testing Utility.

Edited by jpd, 25 September – You say you have set the raid up in bios, is this the mobo bios eg. So if you have a videocard with a large cooler, you may end up losing the first PCI slot as a result see above image.

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