QUOTE(madturbo123 @ May 16 2006, 05:12 AM)
if it helps anyone i found this post from another forum...
Ill just like to mention anyone with via & promise sata controller
in order for it to work, unplug all other sata drives, the sata boot mode needs to be IDE not RAID - and via SATA BOOT ROM must be disabled, finally the disc drive must be connected to a via port not promise.
my sata controller doesnt have the option of boot rom... i havent got mine to work its a VT8237
YES THANK YOU SO MUCH!
I tried for two hours I pulled out all the ide devices, tried all the sata ports etc etc and always device hadware error etc.
I didnt even think the VIA ports would be active when the VIA chipset is disabled in bios!
I'd like to add a further note to your help (this is for my Asus K8V SE Deluxe
), the Firewire port 1394 has to be Enabled or the promise device will not be enabled even though the option says it is. If the firewire is disabled the promise bios screen will not load during boot. I didnt try if this actually affects the process tho.
Also it took at least three or four 0-100% runs for it to finish, like 30 seconds but it did! And I had my HDD connected too to IDE secondary master.This post has been edited by Joergen: May 17 2006, 11:06 PM