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    Abit KV-80

    I have 2 of these boards and now I have a problems with both.Originally I bought 2 of these and one was set up with IDE and the other SATA at a computer shop. A friend built them for me.I reset the bios in one not thinking and the other one I want it set up SATA. For the life of me I can't get them to take a driver.
    These are my steps. I put a Windows XP disk in and boot.When it gets to the message to hit F6 I hit it, I have an ABit floppy that has drivers AND I downloaded the drivers from Abit and put on another floppy ( appears to be a different set). None will work, always gives me a message that no storage device is attached.I can feel the HD spinning and it's a little warm. I try rebooting the pc on each driver to see if it will make a difference, I even move the SATA cable to the second hook up on mobo. I even have a Vista cd and Win7 and they both stop after I see a screen that they are loading. I have even tried different HD's. I really can't believe both have died though. I spent ( literally!) 4 hours on hold from Abit.....the 20 minute wait time message got old. Thanks for ANYONE that can help.

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    Re: Abit KV-80

    I suggest you have SATA2-HDD(s) in use. But the board controller only supports SATA1 (1.5Gbps) - with many "newer" SATA2-HDDs this causes trouble.

    What HDD(s) are you using? Have you cecked wether the manufacturer delivers hhd tools to set the HDD to SATA1-mode? For example with samsung HDDs you should use the Samsung ES Tool, you can download it for free on the Samsung page.

    But be aware that you need another PC where the SATA2 HDD(s) are recognized correctly - only if the HDD is found by the controller/the BIOS the ES Tool can work on them.

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    Re: Abit KV-80

    Western Digital, 250 gig. Bought a few of these about 4-5 yrs ago.

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    Re: Abit KV-80

    Please give us more detailed information (type/specification of the HDDs), THX!

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    Re: Abit KV-80

    Quote Originally Posted by justcallmefred View Post
    I spent ( literally!) 4 hours on hold from Abit.....the 20 minute wait time message got old. Thanks for ANYONE that can help.
    mmm, given that abit got out of the mobo (& every other) business over a year ago & afaik is only doing in-warranty RMA support I don't know what help you were expecting to get?
    I very much doubt that they'll help troubleshoot an old KV-80...

    which SP level is the XP install disk?

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    Re: Abit KV-80

    Western Digital info : WD Caviar SE16 , Model WD2500KS-00MJB0 , Date 02 NOV 2005 , DCM DSBHNTJAH

    SP 2 , I have XP with SP 1 and I found out it creates a lot of problems . I did not know Abit was like that.

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    Re: Abit KV-80

    As I've found out on WD drives like yours there is no software needed to activate the SATA1 (1.5Gbps) mode. Please refer to this page in order to activate the mode needed for your mobo:

    http://wdc-de.custhelp.com/cgi-bin/w...reated=#jumper

    Hope this helps you to solve the problem. Good luck!

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