Unlike the other motherboards in this review, there is no southbridge cooler, but there is a passive heatsink on the northbridge. SATA power disconnected but data attached. If you have not already done so, download all the latest drivers for the A7N8X-E Deluxe motherboard from the Asus website and have them ready to use on a CD or flashdrive immediately after the installation of Windows XP. March 5, In practice I found that Q-Fan works as advertised but found limited practicality. I would like to get to the point where I can load windows onto the Sata drive and let it boot from that disk, then remove the ide drive completely.

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It found some thumb drives but not the gb SATA drive.

This item doesn’t belong on this page. I would like to install windows on the Sata and take the IDE out. Silicon Image Raid Bios a Bios 4.

Join saa community here. Edited by jpd, 24 September – Then the next job, before doing anything else is to get Windows fully updated.

Easy part is getting windows loaded. This question is for testing whether you are a human visitor and to prevent automated spam submissions. I had a earlier post, explaining this problem, but didn’t get too many hits on it. Several functions may not work. Skip to main content.


ASUS A7N8X-E Deluxe SATA issue

I hit f6 when called for, insert floppy disc in A: Once installed then convert them into an array. The lowest-priced brand-new, unused, unopened, undamaged item in its original packaging where packaging is applicable.

I hope you all find this information useful I’m pretty sure my “cure” will never end ssata on Microsoft’s troubleshooting web site!

Everything looked good until I got to the portion on what drive to use and any partitions I wanted saata make. Complete power down at the same point when trying to load window to USB drive.

Hope I can find someone, who’s able to replace them. No message to put a floppy or CD in no matter what my boot sequence is. You may also like.

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The fact that A7n8x-f Setup is not finding any hard disk drive sat me to ask about the history of that GB HDD, and its current state. Boot to the windows disk. Let me know if you do have any trouble. In practice I found that Q-Fan works as advertised but found limited practicality. This will allow the SATA hard drive to be detected and installation will proceed as expected.


Yes, all references will be to GB drive but also apply to both drives. Here’s how I was able to install WinXP: I have installed a customised BIOS to overcome this limitation.

ASUS A7N8X-E Deluxe SATA issue – Internal Hardware

Of all the systems reviewed today, Asus has the nicest and cleanest priopietary software. Disable level 1 and level 2 cache really important. I can get to the prompt indicating no previous version of windows is found rather than no drive found. Edited by jpd, 25 September – Ratings and Reviews A7n88x-e a review. Add your comment to this article You need to be a member to leave a comment.