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    • GT60
    • By GT60 7th Jun 17, 11:05 AM
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    windows embolom and starting windows
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    • 7th Jun 17, 11:05 AM
    windows embolom and starting windows 7th Jun 17 at 11:05 AM
    A bit of a long one sorry.
    I used the Hard drive out of an old XP desktop in a CCTV system
    I used it for a bit and then delted the recording and now decided to put it back in the PC and load windows 7 or XP on the pc with this Hard drive.
    every time i have tried to get the pc to started it says something about the bois not being installed and sometimes i get something about "arry"
    i have managed to change the boot order to the DVD and it then restarted on its own, a message that has kept popping up is ......... no bios installed
    It eventualy loaded the windows files (black screen and white line at the bottom) but them the pc stickes on the windows emblem and starting windows
    what am i doing wrong?
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    • GT60
    • By GT60 17th Jun 17, 4:07 PM
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    Up to now my windows 10 ISO is stuck on the windows logo and has been for about 40 + minutes and is still in the PC


    The XP disc is unknown whats on it as i was given it a while back but it does contain XP OS as ithink i have used it in the past.


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    • were
    • By were 17th Jun 17, 5:04 PM
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    were
    How abut doing it the way I do not want to.

    Switch off the PC.

    Move the sata cable from Sata1 to raid-sata1 port

    In bios enable promise controller and switch to IDE mode.

    on boot there should be something on the screen that says Control-F to enter the Fastrack bios? if you look through he options, can you see the sata drive listed?
    Last edited by were; 17-06-2017 at 5:09 PM.
    • GT60
    • By GT60 17th Jun 17, 5:17 PM
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    Move the sata cable from Sata1 to raid-sata1 port
    Sorry I don't understand raid sata port

    In bios enable promise controller and switch to IDE mode.
    How do i Switch to ide mode?
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    • were
    • By were 17th Jun 17, 5:36 PM
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    were
    ide mode - Onboard IDE Operting mode

    Disk should show up in control-f as the first drive? it it does try windows 10 again.
    • GT60
    • By GT60 17th Jun 17, 6:00 PM
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    I have now change the Onboard IDE Operting mode and enabled the promise controller again and rebooted
    but I cant see the ctrl f notice any where so I have repeatedly press the ctrl and f buttons from start up and haven't got anything
    I have had the No bios installed message
    I have now rebooted and left it to see if it does anything, at the minute I have the windows logo
    I haven't done this "Move the sata cable from Sata1 to raid-sata1 por"t yet as I don't know how
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    • were
    • By were 17th Jun 17, 6:20 PM
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    From above: SATA boot Rom : enabled, Onboard Promise controller: enabled, Operating mode: Onboard IDE

    I have now change the Onboard IDE Operting mode and enabled the promise controller again and rebooted
    but I cant see the ctrl f notice any where so I have repeatedly press the ctrl and f buttons from start up and haven't got anything
    Originally posted by GT60
    should be on the main boot page when you get the ami bios, perhaps you just want to keep pressing control-f a good few times aound there. If the windows logo show or the disk toots it is too late
    I have had the No bios installed message
    I have now rebooted and left it to see if it does anything, at the minute I have the windows logo
    Worrying, but need to know the exact wording
    I haven't done this "Move the sata cable from Sata1 to raid-sata1 por"t yet as I don't know how

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    • were
    • By were 17th Jun 17, 6:44 PM
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    the situation is that the newer post claim that the via controller does not work on newer o/s above 7, which even that is hit and miss. However the via is faster, and more reliable because the promise uses the via as part of its data path (reportedly). My fear was that I get you working on xp, and then it wont upgrade, and we do not know the original location of the sata either.

    From what I remember in the now deleted photos that both sata drive connectors were covered in crud, but there were no photos of the raid ones to check if one was clean and shiny.

    Also to put on xp, you will need a floppy, or embed the drivers in a cd via nlite. The hope with a newer o/s was that it would recognise drivers if put on a usb instead?
    Last edited by were; 17-06-2017 at 6:53 PM.
    • GT60
    • By GT60 17th Jun 17, 6:53 PM
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    I have now found the raid Sata 1 and the logo loads and the green light flashes for a while then stops
    something it hasn't flashed before.
    anyway back to the ctrl f
    still cant find it and I have kept on pressing it from start up
    Here are some screen shot I manage to get
    the error one I got every so often so just rebooted















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    • GT60
    • By GT60 17th Jun 17, 6:59 PM
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    nice and clean
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    • were
    • By were 17th Jun 17, 6:59 PM
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    were
    look here https://www.manualslib.com/manual/409763/Asus-A8v-Deluxe.html?page=128#manual

    On above page, i would choose 2 to view drive assignments, then choose 1 for autosetup, then 2 again
    • GT60
    • By GT60 17th Jun 17, 7:02 PM
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    shall I boot the pc with 10 in it and leave it to see what happens now?
    we still haven't resolved the issue of the HD reading full when it was wiped whilst still in the CCTV system or is this what we are trying to fix?


    thanks and sorry for not understanding
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    • GT60
    • By GT60 17th Jun 17, 7:14 PM
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    look here https://www.manualslib.com/manual/409763/Asus-A8v-Deluxe.html?page=128#manual

    On above page, i would choose 2 to view drive assignments, then choose 1 for autosetup, then 2 again
    Originally posted by were

    sorry I am not getting anything like them screens
    I have kept on rebooting and pressing different keys to see if that did anything but no joy


    what is "this is the first time you boot the system with the new hard disks installed and connected to the ATAIDE connectors on the motherboard" ?
    thanks

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    • were
    • By were 17th Jun 17, 7:27 PM
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    were
    wow that is a new motherboard, you can do mine at home too if you wish

    "this is the first time you boot the system with the new hard disks installed and connected to the ATAIDE connectors on the motherboard" Soon as you see this press control-F .... Be quick and keep tapping that F
    1. Boot the system.

    If this is the first time you boot the system with the new hard disks
    installed and connected to the ATAIDE connectors on the
    motherboard, the MBFastTrak378™ BIOS displays the following:

    MBFastTrak378 (tm) BIOS version 1.00
    (c) 2000-2005 Promise Technology, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

    No Array defined. . .

    Press <Ctrl-F> to enter FastBuild (tm) Utility
    Or press <ESC> key to continue booting.

    2. Press <Ctrl+F> to display the FastBuild™ utility main menu.

    FastBuild (tm) Utility 2.00 (c) 2002-2005 Promise Technology, Inc.
    ]
    Last edited by were; 17-06-2017 at 7:38 PM.
    • were
    • By were 17th Jun 17, 7:54 PM
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    were
    somewhere in that bios do you have "Onboard IDE Operation Mode"?
    • GT60
    • By GT60 17th Jun 17, 8:00 PM
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    Yes that's turned on
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    • GT60
    • By GT60 17th Jun 17, 8:04 PM
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    Please can we carry on tomorrow now?
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    • were
    • By were 17th Jun 17, 8:06 PM
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    were
    have a look on the main bios page again please, see if a drive shows?

    control-f not working and no other options appear?
    • GT60
    • By GT60 17th Jun 17, 9:15 PM
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    On the first page all it shows is the d d drive but on the boot page it shows the HD as the second boot option

    Still Can't find.any ctlr f
    Sorry
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    • were
    • By were 17th Jun 17, 9:53 PM
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    were
    Since we have the promuse card working you should be able to disable the onboard sata boot rom.




    Also by using photobucket, in the future if you ever need these pictures, you may have deleted them and this long post becomes useless.
    Last edited by were; 17-06-2017 at 10:03 PM. Reason: typos
    • were
    • By were 17th Jun 17, 10:41 PM
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    were
    just try a windows 10 installation cd too.

    Do you have a windows 7 x64 installation dvd?
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