Thank you all for the responses and help. You could try jumper it to SATA 1. I just need to get it working so I can try a few programs I have to extract data off of bad hard drives. MSI is earthquakingly slow today, so I have trouble being more specific. The sata setup was just to have the ability to read the drive and thus wanting to have sata running. I did try the Ubuntu cd with ASUS and was impressed with it, but running computer with it, it showed drive but did not let me access it so it must be down for the count. I can’t say thanks enough for all the help everyone has posted here to help me out with this issue.

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Best thing after that would be to burn the important files to optical disc s as soon as possible. Thank you so much for staying with me on this. Mas with the drive model listed which is the bad drive I want to access, the capacity of the drive which is correct and Assignment N.

MSI K7N2 Delta2 Platinum

Sorry if long winded but just want to make sure. I reckon the disk is SATA 2. I did try the Ubuntu k72n with ASUS and was impressed with it, but running computer with it, it showed drive but did not let me access it so it must be down for the count. You will then need to settle which disk to boot from – not a big issue.

Do not have the floopy that came with board although i did buy it new and would not matter because I do not have a floopy drive attached to machine.

If you don’t have the Promise floppy that came with the MB you can download here: So no worry about re-formating the damaged drive before I get the info from it. Ok, set it up in the array settings on boot.


Have your computing friend in life gotten herself a new sara yet? Because I am guessing in this setup, really do not need windows right now for anything so I get a new hard drive and copy the damaged drive info to it using this sataraid set up? Thanks again for all the help.

Hard Disk discovered the disk could be bad. And what you found is the controller, which seems to work well.

run sata hard drive on K7N2 Delta series

I think what will happen now is install windows again and then make the bad drive a second and use some type of data recovery program to try and get the data my wife needs back.

Time will not increase the problem if the disk is kept in a cool place. Your computing wife will need another disk, so you could wait and attach the suspected drive later to her system.

If you never installed the drivers then no SATA until you do.

MSI K7N2 DELTA2-FSR – motherboard – ATX – Socket A – nForce2 Ultra Overview – CNET

After your response to driver question, what you are saying is take a jumper and attach it to the pins on back of hard drive marked 1 and 2 and then take sata connector and put it into ser 1?

I know its here somewhere I think but cannot find the exact command to activate sata. If booting off the disk is not required I don’t think you need floppy, and I understood it like you wanted an emergency back-up with the data over to Daddy’s disk. I am guessing I need to change some settings to hopefully get board to recognize drive but not sure which ones. Obviously if the hard drive is not recognised it might be dead or corrupt. After picking auto setup the first option is Performance but it states I can change this but will not allow me to change to the security array for copying.


The book is telling me after reboot I have to format the drive which is what I do not want to do. It did not recognize the drive. The book states to create a security array which would be one disk with data and you add another and then copy all of the files on to it. Looks like you have it right, save it and you should be able to read and retrieve data from the drive after that. Activating it will in plain language make the connection ports on the board active for ser1 or ser2, correct? Home Help Search Login Register.

I did take note having the new drive set up in an array and then taking it out again did not cause any issues and it looks like it will switch back and forth. ,7n2, we know she’s hot!

MSI K7N2 DELTA2-FSR – motherboard – ATX – Socket A – nForce2 Ultra 400

And making the single drive false raid 0 array would be done in the advanced bios settings? I thought this feature was eata to warn me about issues about to happen and give me the chance to save things?

Like always, any help or suggestions greatly appreciated.