Tablets Laptops and Netbooks Phones. In order to be able to post messages on the Overclock. I have decided to upgrade hard drive and dvd rom to sata. Listed at the main menu are devices connect to the motherboard. Track this discussion and email me when there are updates.

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I have decided to upgrade hard drive and dvd rom to sata. All submitted content is subject to our Terms Of Use. Let me know if you still have a8. Benchmarking Software and Discussion Overclock.

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It says it cannot start. The new hard drive only shows up in the Alienware computer with the abit av8 motherboard when the jumper on the drive is set to OPT1.

Jun 09, Abit AV8 Motherboard. Still, same thing, with an exclamation point. The most likely reason you’re system is not aav8 is because all SATA ports are all seen as Master drives. I just want to give as detailed account of what I’ve done so far as possible.


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AV8 Motherboard not detecting SATA drive

Also please exercise your best judgment when posting in the forums–revealing personal information such as your e-mail address, telephone number, and address is not recommended. Lately ac8 the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. Does the hard drive show in there now? Create a new discussion If you’re asking for technical help, please be sure to include all your system info, including operating system, model number, and any other specifics related to the problem.

In the tech system it will spin and detect in the bios with out a jumper setting.

What shall I Do? This was all fine, replacing the drive isn’t a big deal. I have it connected up to power and an SATA slot on the motherboard. Posted saga Sep 28, Plug the power cable back into the computer.


The max point reward for answering a question is BIOS option Need to install latest bios update go to there website also if you are trying to boot up with usb installed take it out.

At this point I wanted to eliminate the possibility that the new drive was also bad so I connected it to my tech system, it spun up and detected, like it should.

SATA issue with Alienware/ABIT AV8 MB

Then i have installed them in vista. How can I tell the mobo to recognize the drives? Make sure to read the web sites instructions on how to update your BIOS. I uninstalled the driver, then rebooted, and Windows detected this hardware again.

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