Something new, something innovative, and preferably something priced within the reach mere mortals. Asus A8V deluxe Promise controller Many thanks for your replies guys. Find More Posts by zigzag General Discussion Windows 7 does not boot when its hard drive is connected externally Hello, I removed my hard drive containing Windows 7 from my computer, where it boots properly. On a more serio Windows 7 x64 Ultimate.

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Have you installed the driver for it?

Everything worked fine until I temporarily attached a friends hard drive OS drive running Windows 7 prof to my system in order to recover some files. In those kits which would serve as the first introduction for its newest processor, the company included the Asus A8V motherboard.

I am not a fan of Realtek ALC AC’97 audio, but I have to admit that manufacturers have raised their standards with the release of the 7.

Is the onboard promise controller a raid controller? Originally Posted by tempesta.

Promise Fastrack 378 SATA controller, Asus A8V Deluxe and Windows 7

Joined May Prkmise London, U. I tried a manual install of the fastrack driver but although listed in the ‘device manager’, there was an exclamation mark next asuus it and when I tried to set the bios to boot in raid mode, prior to xp booting there was a blue screen saying ‘xp had stopped the process due to an error’ Obviously, the poor coding of the later bioses on the A8V is most probably the cause as many threads have highlighted.


I use the promise controller for RAID-1 in my rig but not as a boot array so I don’t have any hands-on experience with your problem.

External hard drive not detected when connected to PC Hi, I joined these forums hoping specifically that I would find the solution to this issue with my computer and the hard drive.

Ok pomise updated my specs sorry about that. Originally Posted by DJG. Privacy policy and Terms of Use. Another is located at the bottom right hand corner of the board for the system fan.

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Asus A8V deluxe Promise asjs I believe your procedure is correct, so the problem is probably that the driver loaded at the F6 prompt is s8v it, or that the BIOS, for some reason, isn’t allowing the promise controller as a boot device. About Us Employment Privacy Policy. I wonder promiss someone can help me please. ASUS website doesnt have them Tempesta Here is where we could help you more if you fill in your system specs lower left corner because I dont know if you are 32 bit or 64m and ram, etc.

Which brings us back to the pale brown Asus A8V motherboard. My problem is that I cannot seem to be able to properly install the Promise Fastrack drivers so that I can switch to raid mode in the bios.


I have 2 internal GB Harddrives.

Win 8 Release candidate Asus A8V deluxe Promise controller. What makes this board so special? Once I had ascertained that all seemed ok, I cleared the cmos and changed the cpu over to the SD Something new, something innovative, and preferably something priced within the reach mere mortals.

Asus A8V Motherboard Includes: I also noted that in order to do this I would have to enter the Promise raid bios and create a single disk stripped array. All Athlon64 processors have the memory controller built into the processor, yet the VIA K8T Pro Northbridge still gets quite toasty during operation.

I have it set in my bios to IDE. About us Privacy policy Mailing list Mobile.

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Like Promisd said, it’s not often that I’m really impressed. Upon reboot the Promise raid bios correctly identified the disk. No Interruptions Day Shortbread.

Users have alternatively run HDD on the Promise controller in raid mode as single disks being separate and independant.