For dual channel 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 it 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. One odd thing is that if I reinstall the Raid driver without the drive connected all goes well and the Device Manager reports a successful installation! I did note that I only have the rightmost two jumpers on my drive, one of these is the one shown above and now jumpered. If so, where do I get a driver that will work? It is currently running with Windows 7 but you will need to be aware that the VIA drivers are only supported up to XP.

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I next fitted a jumper to halve the data rate as per the Samsung blurb but this had no observable effect.

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. Before win7, my P35 win2k p4vv88 pro setup had no problem with any of my or GB WD Caviar Black hard drives, where each drive had several partitions. By the way you didn’t answer my question about witch is the maximum hard disk capacity with this mother board.


One odd thing is that if I reinstall the Raid driver without the drive connected all goes well and p4vv88 Device Manager reports a successful installation! 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. Page 1 of 2 1 2 Last Jump to page: I have now spent two days messing about with this problem and have run out of ideas.

Tags for this Thread driver install failurep4v88sata. This behaved just like the Samsung drives usually behave – driver quits and nothing happens. I also exchanged the motherboard for a similar one which I intended to use to build a printer server, and fitted all the ancilliary hardware and started that up with identical results to those previously obtained. Sorry for so may questions, and tanks in advance.

Appropriate cables were obtained and I fitted one drive and made the required connections, ran the VIA SATA Raid driver install azus and expected that all would be well. Following some further testing I have managed to discover that it appears to be an issue with the amount of installed RAM that causes the problem.

At the moment, I have both Samsung drives installed and everything else returned to its normal state with the drives non-functional.

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I will post the results. Please report all spam threads, posts and suspicious members. Any ideas or advice at all would be welcome. Code p44v88 ‘ followed by an invitation to start the troubleshooter which I did. This does suggest that the driver is at fault.


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. Have I got a concept problem? axus

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Just for completeness, I reinstalled the now partitioned and formatted Samsung drive into the PC in place of the Western Digital drive and managed to achieve the same result.

The GPT is supported in the following versions of Windows: Please report all spam threads, posts and suspicious members. I’m going to try a reversion to an earlier bios that actually involved the SATA software.

Hi, Have you solved this problem?. Latest VIA chipset drivers are here: Since I don’t intend to move my operating system onto either of the SATA drives I haven’t tried the floppy boot disk method but do have the driver for this.

P4v888 the way another question: Code 12 If you want to use this device, you will need to disable one of the other devices on this system.

I Teejay, Did you try to install Windows 7? I can try that shortly. Will look some more. We receive spam notifications and will take immediate action!