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Windows 7: Drivers for hard drive?!?

16 Jul 2010   #11
ignatzatsonic

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

I'd navigate throughout the BIOS and look at any setting that was related to IDE, SATA, AHCI, Legacy support etc and try to find a combination of settings that will get you past the error. Make note of what the current settings are so you can always return to the current setup.

There's probably a place or two in the BIOS related to that stuff and it might have an enable/disable switch or it might have several choices. You just have to experiment if you cannot find a bona fide Win 7 driver--which should be out there somewhere.


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16 Jul 2010   #12
magnetnerd

Windows Vista
 
 

Okay, I'm going to give that a shot now since I'm having no luck finding a driver.
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16 Jul 2010   #13
magnetnerd

Windows Vista
 
 

Major props to you, sir. It worked.


I went into BIOS, changed the SATA operation mode from Enhanced to Compatible (I think. It was the only other option) and it worked. Installing seven right now.

Again, thankyouthankyouthankyou. Such a simple solution that I'd have probably never thought of.
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16 Jul 2010   #14
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

Good--you may be able to go back into the BIOS after the installation and return that setting to the way it was, but I'm not sure if that would be of any benefit. You oughta Google for more detail on that after you are up and running. I don't know if there is any downside to leaving it set the way it is now.
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16 Jul 2010   #15
theog

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ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

You will need the Sata Controller drivers, not the for drivers for your HD

SATA Driver - Load in Windows 7 or Vista Setup


Asus X83V unlist Model.

Listed models
X83Vm
X83Vb

X83Vm (Bestbuy)
X83Vb (Bestbuy)
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16 Jul 2010   #16
magnetnerd

Windows Vista
 
 

Okay, changed it back to Enhanced and it wouldn't start up.

Then I went to ASUS's site to download the drivers. Couple of things:

1. It doesn't actually list any downloads for windows 7 specifically. The two OS's to choose from are Windows Vista, either 32 or 64 bit.

2. I CAN select "other" operating system, and the latest bios release reads as such:
"Fix Brightness level is not sync. to Windows Mobility Center in Windows 7". Would an updated BIOS even fix the problem??
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16 Jul 2010   #17
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

1) Reset your BIOS to default.

2) What model do you have?
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16 Jul 2010   #18
magnetnerd

Windows Vista
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theog View Post
1) Reset your BIOS to default.

2) What model do you have?
1) Default is enhanced mode. If I do that it won't start up. If it's in compatibility mode, it starts just fine, so that's where I am now.

2) It says the model is the X83V. A few lines down it says X83VM-X1. I'm reading off the sticker on the bottom of the notebook.
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16 Jul 2010   #19
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

X83VM-X1 has a Intel Sata Controller:

Download from here: Intel Sata Controller Drivers


SATA Driver - Load in Windows 7 or Vista Setup
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16 Jul 2010   #20
magnetnerd

Windows Vista
 
 

Well this is odd. I tried to install this one:
Intel(R) Rapid Storage Technology



Then this one:

Intel(R) Matrix Storage Manager


And they both said my computer doesn't meet the minimum requirements.

...???
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