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I just got a K8V SE Deluxe mobo. i built it in a new case, new power supply, etc. I have a 250g maxtor sata hdd that i tried to install first but no matter what i set it to i kept getting " No hard disk detected bios not loaded" So i went out and bout a new Western 160g ide hdd. And still the same problem. Someone help me because i am going nuts
 

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Hi,

These probably are different problems.

First the SATA. Did you try to take a hard drive that has an old system from another computer and just put it in your new rig? If so, it won't work that way. Has the drive been formatted, like I mean prepared to use by the manufacturer's utility (ie: partitioned and formatted) when you put it in? If a new drive, did you tap F6 when you were trying to load windows? There could be several things that might have been overlooked. Talk to us more about the drive and setup and maybe one of us might be able to guide you.

With the WD IDE drive. If alone on the ribbon cable, you must take off all jumpers and put the drive on the END of the ribbon cable. And, if sharing a ribbon cable, you must set it to master with jumpers set to master, and set the slave drive (whatever it is) jumpers to slave and place it on the middle position on the ribbon cable.

It is usually best to enter the BIOS setup menu and save the default setting to make sure that defaults are present in the BIOS. Oh, almost forgot, is your BIOS set to AUTO in the area that detects drives?

We will await more information and hopefully someone can help you.
 

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I have it all set to auto, and i have tried 3 different ribbons. i also have tried different power cables. I was thinking the mobo might be a problem but my old hdd works.

I can put the hdd from this computer in and it will find it load it but then it gets some error and won't load windows. ( probley because this computr is 7 years old and still on win98)
i tried running the harddrive by itself with no jumper = nothing
running with master and cd slave = nothing
running cd master and hdd slave = nothing
running hdd by itselfs master = nothing
running hdd by itself Cable Select = nothing
running cd on cable select and hdd on master = nothing
i am clueless and getting extremely annoyed.

this is a brand new seagate 160 ide hdd ( i said western earlier but i ment seagate sorry)

when it shows whats on the ide for that split second it shows them as nothing, but the cd works, i try loaded winxp and i get error no hdd found.

Another thing i noticed. when i only have the hdd hooked up the ASUS KV8-SE Load screen where you can hit DEL to enter install just flashes on really quick no enough time to press DEL. But when i have the hdd and cd hooked up that same screen will sit there for a good 30+ seconds
 

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Hi,

You said something that gave me a clue. If it says "Bios not installed", that means you have your raid controller enabled in the BIOS and you do not have any raid drives installed. I just don't know why I missed that phrase on your first post....long and trying day I guess. You need to go in there and disable that Raid Controller in the BIOS setup menu, and then it will probably find your drives. I am not certain what your bios setup menu will say in that area since I don't have your exact board, but I can guess that it is the ADVANCED area and it should say RAID enabled...change that to RAID DISABLED. IT will come from the factory as enabled as the default. Be sure to save before you exit after you change it to disabled.

Second, I wanted to mention that if you have XP on a drive and put it in a computer that has win98, it simply will not work since you are not dealing with the same format most times. (winXP has NTSF as a rule (but can FAT32), while Win98 uses FAT32 format and can not see the NTSF format)

Keep working with it and post back.
 

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Hi,

You said something that gave me a clue. If it says "Bios not installed", that means you have your raid controller enabled in the BIOS and you do not have any raid drives installed. I just don't know why I missed that phrase on your first post....long and trying day I guess. You need to go in there and disable that Raid Controller in the BIOS setup menu, and then it will probably find your drives. I am not certain what your bios setup menu will say in that area since I don't have your exact board, but I can guess that it is the ADVANCED area and it should say RAID enabled...change that to RAID DISABLED. IT will come from the factory as enabled as the default. Be sure to save before you exit after you change it to disabled.

Second, I wanted to mention that if you have XP on a drive and put it in a computer that has win98, it simply will not work since you are not dealing with the same format most times. (winXP has NTSF as a rule (but can FAT32), while Win98 uses FAT32 format and can not see the NTSF format)

Keep working with it and post back.
OK i'll go try that right now. I havn't installed XP on any drive yet. I just have the xp disc to install on a drive once i get it up. This pc i am on right now is running win98. and i took the harddrive out of this one put it into the pc i am building just to see if it would read the drive and that my mobo was not messed up. But let me go try and disable it then see if that helps. I will post back soon. wish me luck!
 

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there was no riad disable enable, but i found something that said sata enable and disable it, then i found anothr thing that my options were sata or ide, so i changed it to IDE and still nothing. is it because this hdd is blank?
 

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Ok, for some reason when i try and run the harddrive and dvd-drive on the same ribon it will not work. so now i'm running the hdd and dvd drive on different ones and i got it work. sorta did it by mistake. i had left winxp in the dvd drive and messed with it turned on the computer and winxp started installing itselfs. Thank you alot for all your help. it helped me out alot
 
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