June 19th, 2004, 10:19 PM #1
Windows XP Installation and SATA HDD
I just put together a system for a buddy.
This newer hardware is making me look and feel like a newbie so far.
Win XP (eventually lol)
Asus A7N8X-E Delux
AMD 2600 +
DiamondMax Plus 9 SATA (6Y080M0)
512 MB's of Crucial RAM
Saphire Radeon 9200 SE (ATI chip)
Ultra 400watt PSU
MaxBlast 3 for multiple partitions and setup all partitions on NTFS.
I go through the set process and after it loads the files for setup, I get the message that No hard drive detected. Windows XP installation cannot continue.
What's the fix?
June 19th, 2004, 10:24 PM #2
Did you load the drivers for the SATA? When you first install XP it will ask you to press F6 to load SCSI or other drivers. Hit F6 then a little later it will ask for the floppy with the SATA drivers. Insert your floppy and it will load the drivers.
June 19th, 2004, 10:26 PM #3
No floppy with drive.
June 19th, 2004, 10:28 PM #4
The drivers should have come with the motherboard. You may have to go to the Manufacturers website to download them.
June 19th, 2004, 10:32 PM #5
Looked through the mess I have here and all I have is the motherboard CD. No floppy.
Are you saying I need to go to Asus to find the drivers for the SATA HDD? Something like the Promise Ultra ATA drivers and WinY2K hit F6?
June 19th, 2004, 10:33 PM #6
Did you place SATA in the BIOS startup sequence? On some mobos its not selected by default. I know some friends who have installed western digital SATA hard drives with no extra driver required, so somehow I doubt it would be required for other brands
June 19th, 2004, 10:35 PM #7
There isn't a setting for the SATA in the BIOS.
June 19th, 2004, 10:36 PM #8
sry, no more ideas then (my experiance with SATA is rather limited as well)
June 19th, 2004, 10:36 PM #9
I found this driver for SATA. It look dedicated to Silicon Image brand though or am I reading this wrong?
Silicon Image Serial ATA driver version V22.214.171.124 and Utility V126.96.36.199
Last edited by Beemer; June 19th, 2004 at 10:39 PM.
June 19th, 2004, 10:39 PM #10
Hours of operation....Monday though Friday....8:00am to 5:00pm....Mountain time.
Who builds through the week? I don't have time to build on the week days.
I know, the pro's build during the week and take the weekend off. Lucky stiffs.
June 19th, 2004, 10:39 PM #11
perhaps the mobo manual has more details on the SATA controller?
June 19th, 2004, 10:41 PM #12
I'll take a peek. (again)
June 19th, 2004, 10:41 PM #13
I just read the readme file for those drivers, appears to be the right thing (Im pretty sure thats the name of the controller card, not a specific brand of hard drives)
June 19th, 2004, 10:41 PM #14
The drivers should be in a folder on the MB cd with a way to extract them to a floppy. It may be easier to get them from the website. There was a similar thread here a while back and the fellow ended up just getting them from the website but he was new to computers. It may be easier for you to get them off the cd.
June 19th, 2004, 11:04 PM #15
It is the name for the chip. Written right on the chip as if I was supposed to see it or sump-tin....
June 19th, 2004, 11:10 PM #16
This is the file you want:
extract it to a floppy.. when you are starting the install of XP hit (F6) you will be prompted to hit the key..
Press F6 shortly after boot from CD as
the message "press F6 to install RAID or 3rd party driver"
then follow instructions. (same way its been since Windows NT days).
Last edited by Sixpac_XP; June 19th, 2004 at 11:19 PM.
June 19th, 2004, 11:11 PM #17
The ReadMe file of that download talks about a controller card and inserting it into a PCI slot. I have built in raid controllers.
They're really make this out to be rocket science.
June 19th, 2004, 11:18 PM #18
I have the same board and am using a Western Digital SATA drive to boot from. All you really need on the floppy, if I remember right, to load the drivers for the SATA controller are everything in the zip file except what is in the GUI folder, the readme.txt and the pdf manual............... I am pretty sure if you put the rest of the files listed, hit F6 during Windows setup like you would for a SCSI device, and let it find them on the floppy, you will be good to go........just a note, the total size of all the files extracted are about 5.28 MB..........too big for a floppy, but they won't tell ya that......... I guess that file has a utility to create 2 floppies to set up the SATA drives, but I've never used it, so don't really know how that works.........
Last edited by Shawn711; June 19th, 2004 at 11:22 PM.Shawn
June 19th, 2004, 11:20 PM #19
The ReadMe file on the CD is the same read. I guess they missed the part of "this works for onboard Silicon Image 3112 chip".
Looks good from here.
Thanks for the replies. It gets real lonely when hardware and software don't co-operate.
June 19th, 2004, 11:22 PM #20
You think there would be some kind of documentation leading to this end readily available. Either through Maxtor or Asus.
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