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Ok, this is hard to explain so ill do my best. My mobo can "see" my Sata 250 gig drive. When i start up it is on the list in the main screen. When i go to boot priority, it only sometimes shows up in the list. Even when it does show up in the list, i can not boot from the drive even though Vista 64 is on the drive and i have used it before. I had this problem before, but when i would restart it it would go away. Now it just will not do anything. When i tried to load the vista dvd and "repair my os" my sata drive does not show up.
I think my motherboard is the problem and i dont know how to fix it at all.
Please help!
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post #2 of 10
Clear the BIOS, see if it helps. What BIOS are you using? Might work if you flash to the latest BIOS. Very recently, my Raptor started acting up, wouldn't boot, tried repair, re-Ghosting, reinstalled XP, etc...still wouldn't work. Finally, I had to use WD's Drive Management and repartitioned it, after which it works. Might want to try, too, if the first two options don't work.
post #3 of 10
I'd do a full format and try again.
Also check your HDD connections, power, and make sure the HDD is not running hot (ie dying HDD)
    
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the hdd was running at 28c average when i was using it. And im going to try and use the wd tools if it works
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i tried using the wd tools, and it is giving me some crap about how my darn cd rom is not installed.....this is just outrageous
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post #6 of 10
Maybe flash the BIOS?
I don't know a lot about the P5B, but I do know Asus.
It seems to me something flakey with the BIOS.
Clear CMOS, then flash it to the newest stable BIOS.
You have a nice rig bud, hope it gets up and running.

If you fail with the P5B... you could always get a P5N-E so you can SLI that 8800GTS
    
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post #7 of 10
Which SATA port are you using, have you tried another port?
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post #8 of 10
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i took the drive out, put it back in, and reformatted it. Then i put vista back on it and so far it works ok. A problem i might be having is that i can not use wd tools because of no vista support?
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post #9 of 10
Something tells me you had/have a bad cable...
    
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post #10 of 10
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Originally Posted by Dreko44 View Post
i took the drive out, put it back in, and reformatted it. Then i put vista back on it and so far it works ok. A problem i might be having is that i can not use wd tools because of no vista support?
Do you have a floppy drive? I use the one that fits on a floppy and it works just fine. Just tell it you have XP, doesn't matter what you tell it. After successfully partitioned, you can install anything you want on the HD or any partitions. Just want to make sure if you want to use the whole drive as one partition, to partition it that way in the management.
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