Thursday, June 07, 2007

Vista and the ASUS A8N-SLI Deluxe

This is a post for all you folks out there pulling your hair out trying to get Vista to install on your ASUS A8N-SLI Delux MOBOs. If you're anything like me, you keep hitting the screen where it says choose a hard drive and you get blankityblank/zero hard drives. It askes for drivers, and you may keep feeding it the RAID drivers that ASUS has over and over again, but to no avail. Fear not: I have discovered the solution.

Move the SATA cable 2 inches to the right. :D

As it turns out, only the interior SATA plugs are controlled by those dreaded SATA RAID drivers that Vista can't figure out. The external SATA plugs are instead controlled by the nForce chipset, which Vista has drivers for built in. I googled this one to death and couldn't see a solution posted anywhere, so hopefully, this will help some poor soul. :)


Evad said...

I just want to say Thank You! fixed my problem too.

Palantar said...

Awesome, glad I could help, and thanks for the comment :)