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New build - Asus P6t V2 Deluxe - How to configure Harddrives properly?

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December 6, 2009 9:59:58 PM

I have built a new system this weekend Based on ASUS P6T V2 Deluxe and Core I7. My question regards how to configure two installed harddrives. POST is reporting "no hard disk is detected.".

My config is:
Processor: Intel Core i7-920 Bloomfield 2.66GHz LGA 1366
Motherboard: ASUS P6T Deluxe V2 LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX
RAM: CORSAIR XMS3 6GB (3 x 2GB) DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800)
Case: COOLER MASTER HAF 922 Black Steel ATX Full
Power Supply: Coolermaster 750W 1 SLI CrossFire Ready Active
CPU Cooler: COOLER MASTER Intel Core i7 V8 120mm Rifle
Harddrives: WD Caviar Black 640GB 7200 SATA 3.0Gb/s (qty:2)
Video Card: VGA SAPPHIRE| HD5870 1G RT
Keyboard - Microsoft Comfort Curve Keyboard 2000
SOund Card: Internal to motherboard
Speakers: Logitech S-220 17 Watts 2.1 Multimedia Speaker
CD/DVD Burner: PLEXTOR Black 24X DVD+R SATA 24X DVD/CD Writer

I have the two WD Drives installed in SATA1 and Sata2 connectors. The Plextor cd/dvd in in SATA3.

The BIOS sees them both. In BIOS, Main tab - SATA is configured [Enhanced]; Configure SATA as [IDE] is the default but the options are RIAD and AHCI.
In BIOS, BOOT Tab - Boot device priority [SATA WDC harddrive];
interesting a comment on the right side of the BIOS screen says "A device enclosed in Parenthesis has been disabled in the corresponding type menu."

Under Hard Disk Drives, 1st HD lists SATA WDC; 2nd HD lists SATA WDC.

I ran the WIN7 disk and it installed {somewhere?} without incident but the same "No hard disk is detected' remains during POST at every start-up.

I've run a disk partition utility after WIN7 load and it reports:
DRV O
1st partition, 100 MByte
2nd partition, 596 MBytes
DrV1 error - NO INTERFACE FOUND -error

I did run the ASUS driver disk which ran some utilities but hung up trying to create a floppy disk Intel HD Boot disk in drive A: I don't have a floppy in this system.

What do I need to do to condigure these drives properly?

All help is appreciated?
December 6, 2009 10:14:39 PM

Ive you tired booting up with just one hdd conected?

Try this if not and report back....
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December 6, 2009 10:59:52 PM

What would that accomplish SHADYADI?
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December 6, 2009 11:14:01 PM

1 might work and the other broken causing u the problem, and u might get lucky and find its a fault on 1 hd, try both on there own, worth a shot anyway
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December 7, 2009 3:54:12 PM

I was able top use WINXP restore utilities to format both drives as NTFS after using a Cute Partition Manager to delete and recreate partitions on both drives.

The POST Still displays ""no hard disk is detected."
I cannot get the WIN7 disk to begin install again. It reports NTLDR. XX is missing.
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January 8, 2010 7:57:56 PM

Varocketry, I have the same issue (problem?). Thing is everything seems to be working except the boot up post indicates the same "no hard disk is detected." I am using Windows 7 64 bit Ultimate Edition OS.
My config is:
Processor: Intel Core i7-920 Bloomfield 2.66GHz LGA 1366
Motherboard: ASUS P6T Deluxe V2 LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX
RAM: CORSAIR XMS3 6GB (3 x 2GB) DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800)
Case: Corsair Obsidian 800D CC800DW ATX Full
Power Supply: BFG TECH EX-1200 BFGR1200WEXPSU SLI CrossFire Ready Certified
CPU Cooler: Zalman CNPS9900LED 120mm 2 Ball
Harddrives: Intel X25-M SSDSA2MH160G & WD Caviar Black 1TB 7200 SATA 3.0Gb/s
Video Card: SAPPHIRE| HD5970 2GB
Keyboard - Logitech Dinovo Edge
Sound Card: HD5970 VGA (HDMI) & Internal motherboard (disabled)
Audio: Pioneer Elite VSX-94TXH Receiver 7.1 Surround Sound - Klipsch Quintet Speaker System
CD/DVD Burner: Sony Black 24X DVD+R SATA 24X DVD/CD Writer
Monitor: Samsung LN-T5271F LCD HDTV

I have the SSD Drive installed in SATA1 and the WD in Sata2 connectors. The Sony cd/dvd is in SATA3.

I have updated most versions of drivers and software. What next?
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January 10, 2010 1:35:35 PM

Your bios is looking or checking for esata disk drive connections!
To stop that annoying message from displaying.
Restart computer and use del key to enter bios setup.
Select the advanced menu tab.
Select onboard device configuration.
Select j-micron esata/pata controller.
Set this to disable!!
Save bios settings and exit.
Reboot system.
And your annoying message of "drives not found" is gone!

"Explanation of why"

The bios default settings have this set to enabled. Most people do not have esata drives connected so it gives you that message at boot up because it found no drives connected to those esata ports.
Your drives are connected to the sata ports, not esata!

If in the future you do connect a drive or device to a Esata port you will need to enable this in bios for the device on those ports to function.

Hope this helps!
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January 10, 2010 8:49:31 PM

When I go into BIOS - advanced - onboard device configuration - there is no selection for j-micron esata/pata controller. However there is - Marvell Storage Controller - When I disable this the "no hard drives detected" no longer appears in the POST. Is this a problem?
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January 10, 2010 10:12:31 PM

Tom Bogowitz said:
When I go into BIOS - advanced - onboard device configuration - there is no selection for j-micron esata/pata controller. However there is - Marvell Storage Controller - When I disable this the "no hard drives detected" no longer appears in the POST. Is this a problem?



You got it!
And you should have no problems with this disabled.
As i posted above, if in the future you do connect a device to ports controlled by the marvell storage controller, you will need to enable this in system bios to function.

Did this answer your question?

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January 10, 2010 10:15:59 PM

Yes, Mountaindew2 this answers the question. Thanks.

Tom
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