Asus K8N Nforce3 SATA Hard Disk Drive Solution
I just installed a new SATA Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 of 1 Terabyte on my system.
1st My system would not even boot; but when I closed the jumper to force 1.5M/s it was detected by the BIOS.
2nd Windows would hang on the first screen and on safe mode on Mup.sys
1st Close the jumper on the drive
2nd Uninstall the Nvidia Nforce3 IDE driver.
To do that, you go to Control Pannel, Add/Remove programs.
Find Nvidia Drivers then start the removal procedure.
The Nvidia uninstall will allow you to check and remove only the IDE driver.
Once you do that, the SATA drive will work just fine.
My system is:
2GB OCZ memory
1 SATA 160GB hard disk
1 SATA 1TB hard disk
Nvidia GeForce 6600