User manual ASUS SABERTOOTH Z77

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[. . . ] 12 Ác Åé ¤¤ ¤å Configuring SATA Hard Drive(s) (Controller: SiS 964) To configure SATA hard drive(s), follow the steps below: (1) Install SATA hard drive(s) in your system. (5) Install the SATA controller driver during OS installation. Before you begin Please prepare: (a) Two SATA hard drives (to ensure optimal performance, it is recommended that you use two hard drives with identical model and capacity). If you do not want to create RAID with the SATA controller, you may prepare only one hard drive. [. . . ] (If there are more than one SATA controller on your motherboard, you may check the name of the SATA connector to identify the SATA controller for the connector. For example, SATA0_SB/SATA_SB is controlled by the SATA controller on South-Bridge. ) Then connect the power connector from your power supply to the hard drive. "*" Skip this step if you do not want to create RAID array on the SATA controller SATA Hard Drive Configurations (SiS 964) -2- (2) Configuring SATA controller mode and boot sequence in BIOS Setup You have to make sure whether the SATA controller is configured correctly in system BIOS Setup and set BIOS boot sequence for the SATA hard drive(s). Step 1: Turn on your computer and press Del to enter BIOS Setup during POST (Power-On Self Test). In BIOS Setup menu, go to Integrated Peripherals and assure SiS Serial ATA Controller is enabled. If you want to create RAID, set the SiS Serial ATA Mode item to RAID (RAID by default) (Figure 1). Change the SiS Serial ATA Mode item to IDE if you do not want to create RAID. CMOS Setup Utility-Copyright (C) 1984-2004 Award Software Integrated Peripherals : Move F3: Language Enter: Select +/-/PU/PD: Value F10: Save F5: Previous Values F6: Fail-Safe Defaults ESC: Exit F1: General Help F7: Optimized Defaults Figure 1 The BIOS Setup menus described in this section may not show the exact settings for your motherboard. The actual BIOS Setup menu options you will see shall depend on the motherboard you have and the BIOS version. -3- SATA Hard Drive Configurations (SiS 964) Ác Åé ¤¤ ¤å Step 2: Later, select Hard Disk Boot Priority under the Advanced BIOS Features menu. In the Hard Disk Boot Priority submenu, select the model of the desired SATA hard drive onto which you intent to install Microsoft Windows 2000/XP (Figure 2). CMOS Setup Utility-Copyright (C) 1984-2004 Award Software Hard Disk Boot Priority Figure 2 Step 3: Set First Boot Device under the Advanced BIOS Features menu to CD-ROM to boot from CD-ROM after system restarts (Figure 3). CMOS Setup Utility-Copyright (C) 1984-2004 Award Software Advanced BIOS Features Hard Disk Boot Priority First Boot Device Second Boot Device Third Boot Device Boot Up Floopy Seek Password Check Flexible AGP 8X Init Display First [Press Enter] [CDROM] [Hard Disk] [CDROM] [Disabled] [Setup] [Auto] [AGP] : Move F3: Language Enter: Select +/-/PU/PD: Value F10: Save F5: Previous Values F6: Fail-Safe Defaults ESC: Exit F1: General Help F7: Optimized Defaults Figure 3 Step 4: Save and exit BIOS Setup. First of all, you need to copy the driver for the SATA controller from the motherboard driver CD to a floppy disk. Step 1: Find an available system and insert the motherboard driver CD into the CD-ROM drive. Step 2: Go to My Computer and right-click the CD-ROM drive icon and select Open (Figure 13). Figure 13 Step 3: Go to the BootDrv folder and look for an executable program named MENU. exe (Figure 14). Figure 14 SATA Hard Drive Configurations (SiS 964) - 10 - Step 4: Double-click MENU. exe. An MS-DOS prompt screen similar to Figure 15 below will appear. Figure 15 Step 5: Insert an empty floppy disk and press D to select D) SiS 964 SATA. Then it will take about one minute to copy the SATA driver from the motherboard driver CD to the floppy disk. You have copied the SATA driver successfully. Figure 16 - 11 - SATA Hard Drive Configurations (SiS 964) Ác Åé ¤¤ ¤å (5) Installing SATA controller driver during OS installation Now that you have prepared the SATA driver disk and configured BIOS settings, you are ready to install Windows 2000/XP onto your SATA hard drive with the SATA driver. Step 1: Restart your system to boot from the Windows 2000/XP Setup disk and press F6 as soon as you see the "Press F6 if you need to install a 3rd party SCSI or RAID driver" message (Figure 17). After pressing F6, there will be a few moments of some files being loaded before you see the next screen. Figure 17 Step 2: When a screen similar to that below appears, insert the floppy disk containing the SATA driver and press S (Figure 18). Figure 18 SATA Hard Drive Configurations (SiS 964) - 12 - Step 3: If Setup correctly recognizes the driver in the floppy disk, a controller menu similar to Figure 19 below will appear. [. . . ] After pressing F6, there will be a few moments of some files being loaded before you see the next screen. Figure 17 Step 2: When a screen similar to that below appears, insert the floppy disk containing the SATA driver and press S (Figure 18). Figure 18 SATA Hard Drive Configurations (SiS 964) - 12 - Step 3: If Setup correctly recognizes the driver in the floppy disk, a controller menu similar to Figure 19 below will appear. If you want to install Windows XP, use the ARROW keys to select WinXP SiS Raid/IDE Controller and press ENTER. (Select Win2000 SiS Raid/IDE Controller if you want to install Windows 2000. ) Then it will begin to load the SATA driver from the floppy disk. Figure 19 If a message appears saying one or some file(s) cannot be found, please check the floppy disk or copy the correct SATA driver again from the motherboard driver CD. [. . . ]

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