P4C800 Deluxe SATA & ATA100 problem - plz help

Discussion in 'Asus' started by SdS, Jul 4, 2003.

  1. SdS

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    Just got the new box yesterday, p4 3gig, p4c800 deluxe, 1gig ram and ATI
    9800 - with a new Seagate SATA 120 gig dirve. The shop formated the SATA 120
    in NTFS (even after my request to do it in FAT32) and is using it as my boot
    drive (IDE 3 master - I believe). I tried installing my ATA100 drives
    (FAT32) in the Primary IDE two slots (Secondary IDE cd & dvd drives work
    ok). The only thing that works with the SATA boot drive is to install only
    one ATA100 drive as a slave in the Primary IDE. The BIOS (v1008) kicks out
    any others I try and occasionally comes up with a blue screen disk error. I
    cant even plug in my external USB2 hard drive unless it and the SATA boot
    drives are the only drives installed.
    Is this a problem with the file system (NTFS and FAT32 on the same
    machine) - or does it sound like a hardware controller problem. Ive install
    all the updates from ASUS with no luck.
    Please help
    SdS, Jul 4, 2003
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