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It is there in bios and works if I boot into windows XP. 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. 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. I recently purchased an Iomega 1TB external hard drive to back up my files from my Laptop Toshiba satellite because it has been constantly showing hard drive failure Thread Tools Show Printable Version. Now, if AMD is comfortable with picky journalists judging its newest multi-million dollar CPU roll-out on an ASUS board, then that certainly underscores something consumers should be taking note of.

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Everything seemed to be ok apart from the memory dividers not working correctly.

Asus A8V deluxe Promise controller I believe your procedure is correct, so the problem is probably that the driver loaded at the F6 prompt is causing it, or that the BIOS, for some reason, isn’t allowing the promise controller as a boot q8v.

Once I had ascertained that all seemed ok, I cleared the cmos and changed the cpu over to the SD Its socket Athlon64 was a single channel DDR solution, and its socket AthlonFX and Opteron solutions were out of the reach of most consumers budget, and interest. I also flashed the bios from v Upon reboot the Promise raid bios correctly identified the disk.

AMD’s situation has since cleared itself up, and the socket AMD Athlon64 processor with support for dual channel DDR memory has been enthusiastically received by consumers looking for a long term edge.


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. I am looking for an external hard proise You can use the Vista driver.

Similar help and support threads. Merry Christmas from The Tech Report staff! Another is located at the bottom right hand corner of the board for the system fan. But sometimes, I am having trouble with the space after the library there is just over GB left.

Though, before we get too far ahead ourselves in this review of the new socket ASUS A8V motherboard, we should look back at where bit processing was headed with respect to AMD. All Athlon64 processors have the memory controller built into the processor, yet the VIA K8T Pro Northbridge still gets quite toasty during operation.

Asus’ A8V Deluxe motherboard – The Tech Report – Page 1

I go to install Windows 7 Professional, x Sure it saps a lot of CPU resources, but an Athlon64 of any speed has a lot to spare. The layout of components on the Asus A8V is pretty promisd, and the one aspect I especially like is the Power status light Socket based Athlon 64 processors. External hard drive not detected when connected to PC Hi, I joined these forums hoping specifically that I would find the solution to asys issue with my computer and the hard drive.

My hard drive is a samsung, SATA.

I hope that I have been clear so far. Users have alternatively run HDD on the Promise controller in raid mode as single disks being separate and independant. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


As a consumer, I’m sure you can understand that no one likes to buy into a short-lived CPU form factor remember the now defunct socket Intel Williamette? Went back into the bios and repopulated with the same format. The raid driver if you are 64 bit can be found asus here http: 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.

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

Customize The Tech Report Originally Posted by tempesta Hello, Just installed Windows 7 and my spare hard drive connected through onboard promise controller wont show up. It refused to boot, instead flashing a blue screen for less than a second and then asking if I wanted primise attempt system repair.

More on that in a moment. Joined Dec Age 70 Posts 64, Steam names the best-selling games of 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.