My first post was on the www. Dec 23, Posts: The BASE mode allows you do use optical drives. AHCI driver is not good or it s not laoded. Otherwise use IDE Mode. In GigaRaid Function I have two option:

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My thought would be that with that mb you have to use an ide drive for the os, on ribbon one, position one, toggled as a master. However, the problem was ga-77n400 solved with this, showing the inherent problem with the SiL Raid controller that is so frequently being attached to Gigabyte motherboards in the past year or so.

Thank you Answer – Answer: I previously posted on three or four forums trying to get answers and of course searching every forum I could find, most I had never even heard of.

What I finally resorted pri2 for a solution After spending three days researching and testing the only solution I could come up with was replacing the board with a solution other than Silicon Graphics installed as the SATA RAID controller. Don t know what are the BIOS settings that you are having though. Home Help Login Register. It should work ,that is my opinion.

Press any key to cont I still believe that this mb will not support booting from sata because the southbridge does not support ahci.


The problem isn’t that evident right now, because there aren’t that many SATA Maxtor drives out there above GB that seems to be the floor on the size and the conflicts. Wilson Hines Seniorius Lurkius Registered: If you don t use the PATA controller you can turn it off.

We aren’t talking about Windows setup. Gigabyte themselves were not much help with their fancy shmancy e-mail support and I will attach their responses. Wilson Hines [ wilsonhinesAThotmail. Hense, your install can’t see the sata drive you’re installing to, and the win installer does not see it as a bootable drive.

But, in the past year they have gone to Silicon Graphics for rpo2 RAID and this has showed in quality control issues. Does it support AHCI?

Gigabyte GA-7N400 Pro2 – motherboard – ATX – Socket A – nForce2 Ultra 400

When you boot from the CD and the Windows setup screen comes up, press “F6” to install the 3rd party driver and follow the instruction to install the OS. I am not writing this to get help.

This is written so this problem can get picked up with detail in the search engines so when others have the same problem they don’t spend three days on the Internet as I did doing Google searches trying to ga-7h400 what in the world they should or could do.

I don’t believe that that vintage board knows how to boot from a sata drive even in position 0. Check for viruses on you computer.


You have to use the Silicon Image driver ,it s a little lower on the download section ,you ve loaded the wrong one. May 11, Posts: If you go into control panel and find the card it will show you what chip is available for flashing.

GA-7N Pro2 (Rev. 1.x) | Motherboard – GIGABYTE

It will copy the driver to the floppy disk automatically. Gigaybite’s Answer via E-mail support Question – From: You can download and pr2 drivers from Silicon Image site as well.

Since you have rev 2. May 13, Will have a look when I get home.

GA-7N Pro2 Rev 2 SATA RAID and Maxtor GB Nightmare – Ars Technica OpenForum

The BASE mode allows you do use optical drives. If not then you will need to make sure you have the Sil Raid driver loaded once under windows then go into Disk Mangement for the hdd to show up so you can ga-7n4400 and format the drive.

Otherwise use IDE Mode.