My system is up and running now. You will find 2 folders and 8 files. Complete power down at the same point when trying to load window to USB drive. I hope to have it done this weekend. Remember me This is not recommended for shared computers.

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At first glance this would appear sats be a good placement for it as it is away from the socket for optimal airflow and forward so you don’t have to bend your ATX cable. I wonder if a priest will do an exorcism on this pc Gonna see if I have some heatsink compound so I can remove the heatsink and clean it.

If you have not already done so, download all the latest drivers for the A7N8X-E Deluxe motherboard from the Asus website and have them ready to use on a CD or flashdrive immediately after the installation of Windows Staa.

I would like to install windows on the Sata and take the IDE out. That would more than double by capacity and give me the option to create a larger C: Here’s where the rub comes in: Make Google your friend too. Do you already have an account?


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Disable level 1 and level 2 cache really important. Reset Post Submit Post. The Asus website also carries warranty information in an obvious spot here making it easier for zata to access the support they need.

When you boot from an XP installation CD, what exactly happens?

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Please re-enable javascript to access full functionality. I did remove them and tried again before I posted.

Here are my system specs. Here’s how A7n8z was able to install WinXP: Do you then see: As we will see shortly, the BIOS features reinforces this notion.

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Edited by jpd, 25 September – I don’t know that you will lose any noticeable performance but this is my least favorite method. The screen should then change to Windows Setup with a blue background.

Register a free account to unlock additional features at BleepingComputer. The reason for getting it to slow down is that, for some reason on some computers this is the second time it has happened to me using an nforce chipsetyou get zero time to hit the enter button after the “Setup Is Starting Windows” and “Processing Information File” is presented. Once installed then convert them into an array.


Trouble installing 2 WD Sata on Asus a7n8x-e deluxe

And I have the first boot cdrom, then scsi, with all the rest disabled. Back to Hardware Forum 9 total posts Page 1 of 1.

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Maybe you can saha keep the two Sata drives separate do not make them into an array and then install Windows. Leave memory frequency at SPD. I think saha are both included in the txtmode setup though My idea was to let the installation go overnight while placing a floppy in the drive so that the file install phase comes to a halt by itself, unattended. You must log in or sign up to reply here. Either way that is fixed.