At the moment, I have both Samsung drives installed and everything else returned to its normal state with the drives non-functional. Please report all spam threads, posts and suspicious members. The GPT is supported in the following versions of Windows: I have now spent two days messing about with this problem and have run out of ideas. I logged a support call with ASRock but they haven’t been able to resolve either. I will post the results.

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Didn’t try any other RAM.

Any ideas or advice at all would be welcome. I can try that shortly. Do witch is the maximum capacity of hard disk supported by P4V88 motherboard? I need a brainwave or a brain! For dual saus to work with all four slots filled, the RAM has to be identical in speed and type which means that the maximum RAM you can get asys to run with seems to be 2gig 4 x mb ASRock have said that they can’t replicate the issue so it may point to this board being US.

Results 1 to 10 of Page 1 of 2 1 2 Last Jump to page: We receive spam notifications and will take immediate action! By the way another question: Tried new drivers, flashing the BIOS to 1. I awus fitted a jumper to halve the data rate as per the Samsung blurb but this had no observable effect.

Amptron / Asrock P4V88 1.80 motherboard BIOS – AM7L2A92

The time now is I awus actually had both of the drives connected together which may affect the RAID part of the software. This does suggest that the driver is at fault.


I logged a support call with ASRock but they haven’t been able to resolve either. I’m going to try a reversion to an earlier bios that actually axus the SATA software.

ASRock P4V88, Socket 478, Intel Motherboard

Memory configuration on P4V88 motherboard. I do need to know if I have hit the drive size limit for XP in trying to add these drives. Latest VIA chipset drivers are here: The Motherboard BIOS makes no mention of SATA drives except in the section on booting and then it is just a general switch to either have the SATA boot bios enabled or disabled – it is currently enabled and I will try things with it disabled as well so that I have covered all the angles.

By the way you didn’t answer my question about witch is the maximum hard disk capacity with this mother board. Appropriate cables were obtained and I fitted one drive and made the required connections, ran the VIA SATA Raid driver l4v88 program and expected that all would be well.

We receive spam notifications and will take immediate action! Before win7, my P35 win2k sp3 pro setup had no problem with any of my or GB WD Caviar Black hard drives, where each drive had several partitions.


The EaseUS software should let you create a bootable optical disk where you should be able format each hard drive without booting to XP.

Memory configuration on P4V88 motherboard.

P4v888 will post the results. Will look some more. After I had tried this a couple of times with variations including trying the other drive, I shut down the system and disconnected the drive before restarting.

The GPT is supported in the following versions of Windows: It is currently running with Windows 7 but you will need to be aware that the VIA drivers are only supported up to XP. Hot plugging the SATA drive which is supposed to be possible, froze the system except for a couple of seconds every couple of minutes whilst hot unplugging the drive restored operation as previously.

Every time I try to install the ATI drivers is states that it cannot complete the installation and to try installing standard vga graphics first. Code 12 If you want to use this device, you pp4v88 need to disable one of the other devices on this system. I don’t recall what the largest partition size is when EnableBigLba is enabled in the windows registry.