I had to replace my old MB as it does not give out its VGA. I bought a new MB ESONIC G31 and fixed HD which carries the OS. It is a SATA conection. But the MB could not recognize the HD. When I fixed the IDE HD(as slave)MB could reecognize it and ils are showsn in the screen. It did not boot with the SATA HD. (The data in HD are accessible when the HD is fixed to another computer and therefore we are sure that HD is working) My computer is P4 one and earlier it was with an Intel Board. I had replace it due to above given reason and bought this ESONIC board.
When tried to bood with a OS CD it tries to install the OS. But it can not identify the HD.
Advice of an Expert is sought to get this issue resolved.
The problem still exists. Even when we tried with changing some BIOS settings it does not identify the HD. Could you please some one tell us the exact way of changing the settings to accept the SATA Hard Disck. When we go to BIOS setup there is no place showing the SATA out put. All shows IDE.
IDE Hdrive is not working properly and I need to reinstall a new OS with a new HD. That does not mean I need to install XP. My problem is new MB is not recognizing the new HD. Because the new HD is SATA. I think its a matter of configuring the MB. Still I could not find the proper way to do it. There are two SATA connections in physically in the MB. But BIOS does not show it. I hope ESONIC is not a good brand to buy. I did not face this type of difficulties when handling INTEL Mboards. There is not technical support page to complain and ask for the remedy. Since I have already purchased the MB, I have no alternative than finding a soution to this. I will not recommed any body to go for ESONIC in future.