Change the jumper on the IDE and set it as a slave. While in windows, format the IDE drive. Does the hard drive show in there now? Plug the sata cable into the second hard drive. Are you an Abit Computer and Internet Expert? So you understand, in the bios -boot settings this is how things should be listed. Add Your Answer Tips for a great answer:

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Make sure to read the web sites instructions on how to update your BIOS. Plug the power cable back into the computer. As of late, the package a motherboard manufacturer gives you somewhat resembles what they are hoping the motherboard will achieve, though not always.

If you have another hard drive. This is good since satta motherboard don’t feature as many onboard bells and whistles as so many other ABIT motherboards contain. In fact, ABIT is pushing this board as the more budget orientated overclocker.

You need to go to ASUS to get a bios update.

Sometimes I got the failure to initialize somethingthen hit g key to continue. Should I give up with this old VT7 mobo or is there another stubborn lucky one who has found a solution for this apparently dead end incompatibility?


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Not finding what you are looking for? While we have seen the performance score up ait evenly as the Intel PE chipset, it has lacked some initiative from the hardware developer’s side – we are talking about overclocking.

Unplug power cable from computer before doing anything inside of the computer. Helpful 1 Not Helpful Flag.

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My problem is I want to install a sata drive and put windows 7 os on it, it has xp pro right now on ide drive. Then the Via and OS saw the drive and I was able to use it.

Plug the power cable into the second hard drive. Login to post Please use English characters only. Let me know if you still have issues.

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BIOS option Need to install latest abig update go to there website also if you are trying to boot up with usb installed take it out.


Primary paritition is xp sp3.

To correct this problem, disconnect the IDE drive. Unplug sata cable from hard drive.

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Specs are 2 gig memory and Ask Talk to Expert. Posted by Rich Melvin on Dec 10, Since your board only appears to support SATA 1, it probably has the older bios that tops off at about mb.