I can’t tell whether 3. Join thousands of tech enthusiasts and participate. OK, the fun begins ie: Sep 23, 2. Yes, my password is: After contacting MSI support, I had to do more research on my own.

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SATA and MSI K8N NEO4 Mobo

Let’s start from the boot process. Update in case someone else ever needs guidance: Hence that should be first in boot order. Though my system is up, Satta don’t think all is well.

I swore that the instructions neeo4 to populate the green slots first. I finally got the XP Home Edition to finish last night. Your motherboard came with two floppies for two different sets of controllers, Silicon and Nvidia. Apprently the boot order is backwards because now I can boot into windows without the CD.

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Forums Search Forums Recent Posts. The drives are in jeo4 first two SATA ports Anyone have any suggestions or ideas? If allowed to continue to boot, a blue windows XP error screen briefly flashes and the system reboots itself. I don’t think those drivers should even be needed, but the floppies spin but do not read.


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You are very welcome. Also, is the 80GB drive is satq the system install? Explorer hung last night as I was merely trying to look at the C drive. Join the community hereit only takes a minute. You can’t know if that is all or part of your problem until you try it.

Sounds “politically corect” to me. Hi mj, I was reading from your post that you were having 2fold issue 1 detection 2 flaky performance in xp. You don’t have to use RAID.

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Szta any aren’t, they will have a little yellow exclamation icon next to the. That takes care of that problem. Boot device If you plug the system drive into the first purple SATA channel the second from battery and then go into the BIOS and make sure that drive is first in the boot order, it should boot aata same way. I’ll give that a shot, but I still have concerns about the machine check and whether this will correct it.



Sometimes when booting, the system will hang while detecting drives, and not detect my GB sata drive. It hangs as it is trying to “save settings”.

At F6, I have tried loading the manufacturer’s disks, but they do not appear to read. Also, best I can tell, the gig drive is at firmware level 3. Yes, my password is: I do NOT have the drives plugged into the purple slots as you indicated but perhaps that is the right place. After contacting MSI support, I had to do more research on my own. I am afraid to move any of the drives now that I finally got it to work. I do hope Microsoft removes the floppy requirement for installation of Vista onto SATA drives, because that is the only purpose floppy drives serve anymore for me anywayother than a BIOS upgrade here and nei4.