DS3, SATA II, bios question Tags: Homebuilt Sata BIOS Systems Last response: February 21, 2007 1:36 AM in Systems Share billyc February 21, 2007 12:29:48 AM My new build is up and running, but I don't think I have the bios right for the SATA II HD. Right now I'm settin at: 1. SATA AHCI mode disabled 2. SATA Port 0-3 Native mode disabled 3. Onboard sata/ide device enabled 4. Onboard sata/ide control mode IDE What are the proper settings? I don't think I'm 100% off, but real close. I also forgot to check to see if there was a 150 jumper on the seagate hd. I read somewhere that if I enable AHCI, I will need a new driver to support it. What driver and where can I get it? Wouldn't it be on the MS install disk? More about : ds3 sata bios question | E-mail me updates | Report abuse Register or log in to remove weilin February 21, 2007 12:59:38 AM 1. Enable AHCI 2. Sata Native Mode Enabled 3. Leave enabled 4. Leave alone (unless you are using the Blue/Purple Sata II connectors) boot from cd rom to set up xp. Press f6 to install Drivers. check manual for which 1 you need (i dont remember) Setup XP | Report abuse billyc February 21, 2007 1:05:00 AM Thanks weilin. That last statement, setup XP - you talkin bios changes & reboot? | Report abuse weilin February 21, 2007 1:15:55 AM no let me clarify. steps 1-4 is in bios. After that its in windows Setup. WHen you put in the XP CD Rom, and do the "press any key to boot from CD ROM..." you will be greeted with a blue screen. Somewhere on the bottom on the screen will have hte words "press f6 to setup RAID or SCSI drivers" or something like that... Press F6. After Setup loads a few things it will give u a prompt to insert the floppy disk to load the drivers for NCQ and Hotswap Capabilities (the only real difference between SATA I and SATA II) Insert floppy, find select the proper driver (i dont know the right 1 off the top of my head) Continue setup like any other installation. (pick hard drive, format, install etc). | Report abuse billyc February 21, 2007 1:36:44 AM Thats what I was afraid you meant. I really don't want to reinstall windows and start over. If that's what it takes, I guess I'll byte the bullet. | Report abuse Register or log in to remove Ask the community Publish Tom's Hardware>Forum>Systems>DS3, SATA II, bios question> Related ressources: ForumDS3 , SATA II , bios question ForumOverclocking 101 for the Gigabyte DS3 ForumHow do I check in Bios if my HDD is running at Sata II Forumds3l / ds3 / ds3r question , very important to me!! ForumDS3 up and running, a few questions tho! ForumUltra Slow Raid 0 Help! DS3 Rev.1 ForumCan't set up raid array Gigabyte DS3 Forumds3 or p5b-e or p5b delux? ForumGigabyte ds3 and corsair xms 2 6400 5-5-5-12? Boots? ForumI noticed the DS3 has been getting horrible reviews...... ForumFirst Overclock - Gigabyte DS3 ForumGigabyte DS3 ? Forumsetting up RAID after the fact...Gigabyte DS3 and Jmicron ForumHelp with DS3 and E4300 - Can't get past ~300 FSB ForumP965 DS3 Rev. 1 with 45nm Quad ForumHelp from owners of P5B or DS3 for 775 ForumHelp, quick DS3 ??? ForumProblem booting from external DVD writer on Gigabyte DS3 ForumShould I upgrade my video card or hdd to sdd? Forum1st Time Building a PC - Heatsink Question More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !