BTW, I have Marvell turned off at this point. The thing I do not understand is why the floppy light stays on after hitting F6 to load third party drivers. You will now get another screen that will allow you to Create or adjust the size of the Partition. Oh well, like others on the forum, I’ve given up on trying to get all 8 SATA ports on this mobo recognized. Reviews – Facts – Issues Skip to content.

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A couple of thoughts. Sign up for a new account in our community. If I have any devices connected to these ports, the computer will not resume from S3 Standby properly. 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.

Please remember to be considerate of other members. Legit Reviews Computer Hardware: I tried a known good floppy drive and then a good cable. Do not post advertisements, offensive material, profanity, or personal attacks. I have been given the task of installing a configuring this main board.


I have tried the F6 to load drivers; I used both the blue cable and the black drivers. Slipstream your XP installation http: You would soon know if it was cabled improperly as the light would be constantly on. Tried doing, I did most of what you replied with. It comes with two floppies one for the blue connectors and one for the black. You need to make your own floppy with the Correct Driver for your OS copied to the Floppy and just the Driver no folder.

That seems like progress, but the device assignment page in the web console still doesn’t list the drives attached to the Marvell ports. There is nothing to worry about.

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Yup, but the drives on the Marvell controller still never appear. I have made a few computers in my time but this MB is a real pain in the rump!

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The floppy drive light stayed on after I hit the F6 key. Good luck with you issues.


Yeap I did both. I found this thread, which gives some advise with some commands to try: I have tried other XP cd’s, I have my corp. Other things I have.

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As soon as I drop the raid designation and flip these drives to “IDE”, the burner again shows up in the boot menu. Select it’s first partition or the partition that you want to install windows on.

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment. Downsides are that you’ll lose the C975xbx2 controllers, but at least in my case that’s no contest. The BIOS, it comes with two floppys and both are good. You certainly have a good one on your hands. I read through some old posts and it appears they stopped working around 4. I think you may be able to set that on the boot line as well, ahci.