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    Asus A7N8X Deluxe SATA Controller BIOS

    OK I have a version 2.0 Asus A7N8X Deluxe mobo which has onboard Sil 3112A SATA controller. When I first got it, it would not recognize my SATA HD during a clean install. I would of had to install the third party drivers. So what I'm trying to do it flash the controller's BIOS so when I install a new SATA HD it will recognize it. Can someone lead me to the correct BIOS and flash utility?

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    Friendly Neighborhood Super Moderator phishhead's Avatar
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    first off you need to enable the SATA controller via jumpers on your mobo. then regardless you have to install the 3rd party drivers from floppy.



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    But what if you don't have a floppy? That's stupid. Many people told me they set up a SATA drive as the primary without a floppy.........

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    well I guess if you have an image on cd or dvd you can just image the sata drive. but I currently have my sata as a back up and my ide hd is my active partition with xp on it.



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    Yeah I also have a similar setup, IDE as primary and SATA as secondary. But I don't see why this is so hard to do. I mean who the hell wants to install a floppy now-a-days? I mean you shouldn't have to do that.

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    I'm with ya. when I build my 64 bit amd I really dont want to install a floppy just to load the sata/scsi drivers. I mean there should be a way to install from cd.



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    Quote Originally Posted by mightymo
    But what if you don't have a floppy? That's stupid. Many people told me they set up a SATA drive as the primary without a floppy.........
    I've done that too, no drivers required though I do have a floppy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Conan
    I've done that too, no drivers required though I do have a floppy.
    See mixed answers. So it all boils down to if your SATA controller recognizes the HD or not. How rediculous, I mean have you ever heard of the IDE controller not recognizing the IDE HD? No. I guess I'll just wait until I build my Athlon64 system next year to use a SATA HD as the primary.
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