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Slipstreamed SATA/RAID Drivers on Installation - Setup fails to find HDDs

Q: Slipstreamed SATA/RAID Drivers on Installation - Setup fails to find HDDs

Been dealing with a dozen different issues to get my new PC working. I'm finally just giving in to repairing Windows XP. However, my Windows XP installation that I want to repair and use is on a SATA RAID. Just 2 HDDs. Despite my motherboard recognizing the healthy RAID, the Windows XP install doesn't.

Of course, I figure it's because it needs the whole F6 + floppy disk thing with SATA and RAID drivers. Well wonderful, because I can't make the floppy because the only PC I can make the floppy with... is the one I'm trying to put Windows XP on. To make matters worse, XFX decided to make it impossible to simply access the SATA and RAID drivers, they need to be directly written to a floppy.

Solution? Virtual floppy disk drive. Ran the "Create RAID Drivers Disk" option on the XFX Driver CD. Transferred the drivers out of the virtual floppy disk. Used nLite to integrate the drivers into a new Windows XP install disc, based off of the one that came with my HP Laptop through my college. Viola, no longer need the F6 + Floppy Disk step.

Except I still get "Setup did not find any hard disk drives installed in your computer.". What the bloody hell? Was that not the entire point of the driver integration?

Motherboard is XFX GeForce 8200. Two 150GB SATA drives in RAID 0 connected. OS is Windows XP SP 2. Motherboard recognizes the RAID but Windows XP SP 2 installer doesn't despite slipstream integration of drivers with nLite.

Preferred Solution: Slipstreamed SATA/RAID Drivers on Installation - Setup fails to find HDDs

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)

A: Slipstreamed SATA/RAID Drivers on Installation - Setup fails to find HDDs

Well, more wonderful news. Used a public PC to make the RAID disk, since the slipstreamed CD is being a POS. Tried the original CD *and* the slipstreamed CD: Press F6, press S, press enter. Says "Please wait..." then it returns to the previous screen... so I press enter again. Same thing. Thought maybe the diskette was FUBAR. So I used a blank one and it responded with not finding a "txtsetupOEM" or some such, which is good, because that's true. Except that means it's clearly finding it on the RAID diskette but it chooses to be a ***** and not do anything more than that.

So this is bloody pissing me off because I haven't had a single thing succeed here. If anyone has any suggestions, I'd love to hear them, because I'm 100% out of ideas.

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I just finished a new build with the following hardware:

Asus P8P67 (Rev B3) Mobo
Intel Core i7 2600K CPU
G Skill Rip Jaws DDR3-1600 PC3-12800 16GB (4 x 4GB) RAM
Galaxy GeForce GTX 460 768MB video card
Antec Kuhler H2O 620 CPU cooler
WD Caviar Black SATA 2TB HDD
Lite-On BluRay burner
Thermaltake TR2 RX 750W Bronze PSU

After completing the build, I attempted to install Win xp Pro, SP1 and got a BSOD w/ stop code 7B. I first tried to change the AHCI mode to IDE in the BIOS, but got the same stop code. Then, I did a bit of research and realized that the necessary drivers for the SATA controller needed to be loaded, but having no floppy drive, I saw that some tech support forums (including this one) suggested that including the necessary drivers in a slipstreamed disc should work. I created a slipstreamed disc using Nlite with SP3 and ONLY the AHCI driver that the Asus mobo manual indicated should be used (Intel(R) Desktop/Workstation/Server Express Chipset SATA AHCI Controller). Still got the same 7B stop code (full code below):

0x0000007B (0xF78D2524, 0x0000034, 0x00000000, 0x00000000)

I know since ALL the components in my build are brand new, it's not likely that there is a virus; I also took the drive out of the box, installed it in another recent build that I did (with an AMD chip - NO issues loading the same Win xp SP1 on a SATA HDD, w/o loading any extra drivers(!), and upgraded that box to Win 7 Home Premium 32-bit), quick-formatted it, and observed that... Read more

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Hi there, I wonder if anyone can help me saving my data.
During Windows XP startup I get

STOP 0x000000ED
(0x8256A8D0, 0xC0000185, 0x00000000, 0x00000000)

I've spent already two days googling for solution so please read my whole description before making your suggestion.

I have AMD Athlon 64 2800+, MSI K8T800 motherboard, 512 MB RAM, FDD, DVD/RW and two SATA Maxtor hard disks in RAID 0 - stripe (onboard hardware controller) 80 GB each.
Windows XP SP 2, single partition on the whole RAID array. No other hard drives.

This box had been running quite ok for half a year. I experienced occasional freeze-ups - mostly when playing games. About once/twice per month.
I looked like this:
* blank screen
* sound goes on for about three seconds (sometimes in a loop) then stops
* monitor switches off
* fan goes on but otherwise the computer is silent (no HDD activity)

A week ago I was running original Microsoft Defrag and started MS Excel at the same time. The computer started to get slower and slower and then hung up completely. After reboot I got UNMOUNTABLE_BOOT_VOLUME - see above.

Please note that I didn't even open the box not to mention changing any hardware.

In RAID BIOS I can see the array with both disks but the first HDD is said to have 74.53 GB (less than 80 GB) and the other one 114.49 GB (more than 80 GB) - that's not even 160 GB together. I don't remember what was there before but I assume that the size ... Read more

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I have a Biostar mainboard with Sata Raid 0 enabled. I am trying to install win 7 sp1 but the install process asks for a driver. I thought the drivers are on the win 7 disk itself ? I do not have a floppy disc. What am I doing wrong ?

A:setup sata raid 0 on win 7

Look for the drivers from the motherboard manufacturer and put them on a USB drive. Do the F6 trick when prompted and point the Win7 setup program to the USB drive.

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I am going to be building a athlon 64 system this weekend. I have two wd raptor 36.7 gig hard drives. I want to use them in a raid function. In reading the manual it gives directions for using the Gigaraid function but it appears to be directed only at IDE drives. My motherboard supports serial ata raid functions. I don't see any directions though. Do I daisy chain the two hard drives? I don't plan on installing a floppy. The manual talks about preparing a floppy for software. I am wondering if I can use a zip drive in place of the floppy for installing the raid drivers? I would also appreciate any other pointers. Here is the equipment.
Amd athlon 64 3200
2 x 512 mb ddr 400 pc 3200 Kingston Value Ram
WD Raptor 36.7 x 2
Ati All in Wonder 9600
Sound Blaster Audigy Platinum
Antec 430 Watt True Power Supply
Antec SLK 3700 BQE Black
TDK indi DVD 4x
Sony 16 x DVD Rom
Gigabyte K8 Triton GA-K8VNXP

A:sata in raid 0 setup

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I have dual Maxtor 160's in a raid congfig so of course shows as single
320 setup. When I go to the device manager and check the ATAPI secondary
IDE channel - it tells me that Device 0 and Device 1 both have Auto detection on
Transfer Mode : DMA if available
Current Transfer Mode : Not Applicable ( This Portion is grayed out )

How can I check to see if this setup is actually running in DMA mode and change it if it isn't? Burst rate is only 81 MB/s and should be in the 300 range according to specs.

A:SATA Raid setup

It probably will already be using DMA, if not then it would be using bus mastering.


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Is it possible to setup a RAID will BOTH SATA and IDE drives?

I ask because I have 2 IDE drives right now and am considering buying 2 new SATA drives for better performance and would like to maximize their usefullness by putting them in a RAID 0. The 2 new drives would be the same model, but the 2 IDE drives are different. I have an Asus P4C800 m-board if that helps.

A:Possible to setup a RAID with BOTH SATA and IDE drives?

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Hi, I have a dell 730xps, I have 2 separate 500 gig hard drives/operating systems. The first and original
hard drive is a vista 32 bit ultimate, the second is a win 7 pro 64 bit. I no longer use the vista so i was wondering if I can remove the vista 32 operating system by reformatting that hard drive, then go into bios and turn on the sata raid 1 setup so that it will mirror my 64 bit operating system and hard drive, or will it erase both and start over. If there is anything else I have to do please advise. Your help is definately appreciated.

Dell 730 XPS Water cooled
QX9650 Extreme chip OC'd to 3.66
8 gigs corsair dominator ram under clocked for stability to 1066 mhz 1.7 v
^ [eliminated random freeze ups in WIN 7] ^
2 - GTX 280 BFG Tech video cards in SLI
Sound Blaster Titanium PCI sound card

A:Making a Sata Raid 1 setup

any help here

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Friends i have bought a Dell laptop about a month ago with windows 7 home basic 64 bit OS,320 GB hard disc and i3 processor. I want to install xp-home-32-bit as second OS.My problem is :
What are RAID setup and SATA drive?
Where to get drivers for xp 32 bit. Searching on Dell site i found out they have drivers for windows 7 and vista 64 bits only for my model.
I am all ready for installation of xp except above issues. (i.e. i have all necessary softwares like nLite,EasyBCD,netframework etc.)

A:What are RAID setup and SATA drive?

1)RAID is two or more drives synced in an array. There are different types of arrays like Raid 0, 1 Raid 5, 10 as well as spanning a single volume across several drives

Sata is Serial ATA over the ide type drives being Pata or Parallel ATA being the more commonly used type in use. Sata I drives are still found in limited systems while Sata II is very much the standard people have been running with for several years now. Sata III drives with a faster speed rating are more recent and now are seeing new boards that only see Sata III ports.

2) Unfortunately you are out of luck as far as XP if that model series never saw any XP drivers written to start with. With premade laptops and desktops and the fast chahge over to newer model lines the present version(s) are those that see support until a new line for the next comes out. The manufacturer of the laptop(Dell) or the board manufacturer if you find that out "may"? while not usually have XP drivers while boards for laptops and premade desktops are generally custom ordered specific for one brand.

In other words.... Pot Luck on finding any! Upgrading out of Basic into one of the more full featured editions of 7 would provide more options for you rather then trying to stay with an OS companies have pretty much dropped entirely. January makes XP 10yrs. old! That's ancient history for hardware manufacturers!

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I am looking for some guidance and direction from some computer gurus...I recently put together a whole new system but used my old crappy IDE hard drives (120gb with OS/Win XP and my main programs on it....and 200gb on the other for storage)...other than those two old school drives, I am running everything else new (core 2 duo E6750, MSI p6N platinum SLI mobo, GeForce 7600GT, 4GB DDR2 800mHz RAM, and 2 SATA DVD burner drives)... Soooo my question is:

If I bought 2 new SATA drives (2X250 pr 2X320), would it be possible to setup a RAID 0 array for the OS and programs, and keep the old 200 GB IDE drive purely for storage(i.e. pictures, data files, etc..)?? Or would I really have to have 4 full hard drives with two in RAID 0 and two in RAID1??

Is it possible to load XP onto the IDE drive, and also on the RAID 0 setup and simply store some important data from the RAID to the IDE drive? This may be a stupid question.. but I'm new to this. Thanks,


A:How to setup SATA RAID 0 AND backup on IDE drive??

Understanding RAID


You have a SATA RAID 0 array and you want to back up on a separate IDE. The purpose of RAID is to give you faster data access or to protect your data by creating back ups or mirroring data to other disks... on the fly... all the time. You would do better by getting a USB external hard drive and move data to it when you feel like it. The data will still remain in the SATA RAID 0 array, as long as all the drives in the RAID 0 array remain functional. Lose 1 drive and the data in the RAID 0 arrray is lost totally. Understand?

As you read above, if you want speed and no data protection go with RAID 0. If you want data protection choose Raid 5 as an example

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I have 4 ssd's all paired to first raid & then do install to win 10 but AMD bios only sees two all else sees 4.

Following the tutorials I did the following on an older AMD FX-8350 processor with Sabertooth 990FX R2.0 MB:
attempted to make a raid of all 4 but the Raid MB only see 2
the install using a flash drive prepared from the download now a day old from the MS site went well.
you appreciate the install saw my raid of 2 drives + the 2 I could not raid.
The machine is now super fast and snappy about as good as an I7-6700. Thanks Forums!

Here is what I tried on the 2 Intel SSD drives that AMD Raid not see:
diskpart and the clean command - nothing else in diskpart.
used windows diskmanagement , put them to GPT and formatted them to NTFS.
the final windows 10 sees them as empty drives and they seem fine the only issue is AMD raid not see them.

What to do?

A:New Installation to AMD Raid Half Fails

Originally Posted by Roe5685

I have 4 ssd's all paired to first raid & then do install to win 10 but AMD bios only sees two all else sees 4.

Following the tutorials I did the following on an older AMD FX-8350 processor with Sabertooth 990FX R2.0 MB:
attempted to make a raid of all 4 but the Raid MB only see 2
the install using a flash drive prepared from the download now a day old from the MS site went well.
you appreciate the install saw my raid of 2 drives + the 2 I could not raid.
The machine is now super fast and snappy about as good as an I7-6700. Thanks Forums!

Here is what I tried on the 2 Intel SSD drives that AMD Raid not see:
diskpart and the clean command - nothing else in diskpart.
used windows diskmanagement , put them to GPT and formatted them to NTFS.
the final windows 10 sees them as empty drives and they seem fine the only issue is AMD raid not see them.

What to do?

New info is I bought two more ssd drives. The raid configuration facility saw these so It now saw 4 out of the six drives.
I was able to make a raid 0 out of the 2 original ( of the original 4 ) + the two drives just purchased.
So I have my 4 member SSD drive.

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I have 4 ssd's all paired to first raid & then do install to win 10 but AMD bios only sees two all else sees 4.

Following the tutorials I did the following on an older AMD FX-8350 processor with Sabertooth 990FX R2.0 MB:
attempted to make a raid of all 4 but the Raid MB only see 2
the install using a flash drive prepared from the download now a day old from the MS site went well.
you appreciate the install saw my raid of 2 drives + the 2 I could not raid.
The machine is now super fast and snappy about as good as an I7-6700. Thanks Forums!

Here is what I tried on the 2 Intel SSD drives that AMD Raid not see:
diskpart and the clean command - nothing else in diskpart.
used windows diskmanagement , put them to GPT and formatted them to NTFS.
the final windows 10 sees them as empty drives and they seem fine the only issue is AMD raid not see them.

What to do?

A:New Installation to AMD Raid Half Fails

Originally Posted by Roe5685

I have 4 ssd's all paired to first raid & then do install to win 10 but AMD bios only sees two all else sees 4.

Following the tutorials I did the following on an older AMD FX-8350 processor with Sabertooth 990FX R2.0 MB:
attempted to make a raid of all 4 but the Raid MB only see 2
the install using a flash drive prepared from the download now a day old from the MS site went well.
you appreciate the install saw my raid of 2 drives + the 2 I could not raid.
The machine is now super fast and snappy about as good as an I7-6700. Thanks Forums!

Here is what I tried on the 2 Intel SSD drives that AMD Raid not see:
diskpart and the clean command - nothing else in diskpart.
used windows diskmanagement , put them to GPT and formatted them to NTFS.
the final windows 10 sees them as empty drives and they seem fine the only issue is AMD raid not see them.

What to do?

New info is I bought two more ssd drives. The raid configuration facility saw these so It now saw 4 out of the six drives.
I was able to make a raid 0 out of the 2 original ( of the original 4 ) + the two drives just purchased.
So I have my 4 member SSD drive.

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I plugged in the drive and my partition manager isn't finding the drive. I'm positive the drive is plugged in because my BIOS/BIOS RAID manager-like thing found the drive. What gives?

A:RAID/SATA installation

Not enough information has been provided to answer this problem. What kind of drive, what partition manager, does Windows see it, new installation.....?

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I'm trying to get my win7 setup going but during the RAID driver setup screen it goes wrong. I put the drivers on a USB disk from the motherbord support CD and the drivers are being detected by windows setup, but when i select them and click next, they seem to install(dont get any confirmation of succesfull install) but i do get a window that says "No new hardware found".

Even ik i put both RIAD controllers (Intell and Marvell) in IDE mode i still get the screen for selecting drivers when it should skip that(i cannot select the RAID drivers in the Win7 setup when in IDE mode)

Please advise on what i can try next. Hardware setup below

Asus 1155 SABERTOOTH P67 INTEL rev3.0
Western Digital 3.5" SATA3 2TB Caviar Green
Intel 1155 Core i7-2600K 3.4Ghz OC
Gainward nvidia GTX580 3GB CUDA PHANTOM
Corsair DDR3 8GB 1600 2x4GB Vengeance

A:Windows 7 setup - SATA III Driver install fails

You should not have to install a RAID controller driver in Windows 7 these drivers are native to Windows 7. In the setup does it recognize your HDD? Does your motherboard support SATA III?

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XP Pro Installation & SATA RAID Problem

I?ve posted on this before without raising much interest but I may now be able to provide some extra info that could inspire someone to help!

I have a 3 month old Mesh Matrix 64 3200 Max PC with the following ?
Mobo ? ASUS K8V Deluxe
Processor - AMD Athlon 64 3200+
Mem ? 512Mb PC3200 DDR
HDD 240GB (2x12GB) Serial ATA (150Mb/s) RAID 0

My problem started when I tried to upgrade XP home (mesh OEM) to XP pro.

The installation went fine until it got around 75% though installing devices. I hit a blue screen, which advised that there was a problem with vobid.sys. and advises that some hardware drivers are not correctly installed. It goes on to suggest disabling hardware in safe mode.

The PC will not start in safe mode and simply continues with the unfinished installation.

If I hit F8 I do get the option to boot from HDD or CD but which ever option I have followed it always ends with the installation starting over and hitting the same error.

The vobid.sys error stopped after the tech support at mesh advised me to download the SATA Drivers for my K8V-SEDx motherboard and load them by hitting f6 during the xp install.

Did this and the drivers loaded (as far as I can tell). The installation then continues up to the point where it says examining disk but then hangs.

On finding some extra info on another board I then realized that I should not be loading the 2 drivers SATA xp drivers that were on the floppy I ... Read more

A:XP Pro Installation & SATA RAID Problem

Red - Did you solve this issue?
I am having the same problem.
I have downloaded all the drivers to try to get it running.
Luckily (!) I have my old PC to rely on, but it is on it's way out.

Be nice to find out if you did it and what you did....

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Ok my motherboard is Asus P5Ad2 Deluxe with built in raid card.

2 * 120G

here is how I install my raid.

Setup in BOIS (1)

Setup in BOIS (2)

Setup in BOIS (3)

Setup in BOIS (4)

A:How my soft SATA raid setup (after XP installed, there is a boot problem)

Doule check in RAID Utility

Starting install the XP, Press F6 with RAID driver in A drive floppy disk.

here we go, detect the driver from floppy

Select the first driver for XP , and format RAID disk as a C:\ with 240G.

Here is after installation, clearly shows c:\windows, XP has sucussfully installed.

the screen shows that after reboot, the system can not boot into XP, it stops in black screen, seems the RAID is not getting loaded.

Please tell me what's wrong with my configration. thx.

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I can no more install win XP because it does not find the HDD 0. I made all kind of tests belong this the samsung HDD should be okay. in the bios SATA is enabled.
then by RAID he can see both HDD. That's happened after a necessary low level formatting, the only possibility to clean the HDD. All tests say the HDD is okay. Can't set HDD 0 - primary master - not active. the secondary master, same HDD is active, there are all important data saved. It may be there is somethings wrong with the MBR. but no program can find something.
can anybody help, how I can reinstall Win XP home SP2 again to HDD 0?

A:Win xp can't find HDD SATA RAID Samsung SP2504C

Strangely, I just answered a similar question here: http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic123022.html

Basically go to your Manufacture driver page (this may help: http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic117607.html)
Locate your Motherboard raid driver

Download and create a disk (some you just extract and copy to a disk (disk meaning floppy or CD)

Then start Windows setup, and when you see the "press F6" at the bottom of the Windows setup screen. Press F6, then put your downloaded Raid driver in the drive

Also here's your ES Tool (The Drive Diagnostic Utility) to test that specific drive: http://tinyurl.com/bd5fjt
But this is totally unrelated ie you're not going to Samsung to get the driver

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I'm trying to do a fresh install of windows xp on a Toshiba Tecra S3 model PTS30E-0DT03FDU
Who knows where to find the RAID driver to load during the boot of the xp install?

This model doens't show up anymore in the driver download section.

A:Tecra S3 - need SATA / RAID Driver for WXP installation

Of course it is listed for download but older models are listed in ARCHIVE.

Please visit Toshiba download page - http://eu.computers.toshiba-europe.com/innovation/download_drivers_bios.jsp - again and under Product type choose option Archive.

For WXP you will find RAID driver for download.
Can you find it?

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Windows 8 pro completely messed up laptop. My laptop is totally dead. I cannot boot up neither in Windows 7 or Windows 8. And Windows 7 clean install ask me to load drivers, which unfortunately I don't have. Below is my laptop details:

Lenovo Ideapad U410
6GB RAM , 750 HDD, 32GB SSD
Intel i5 1.7Ghz
Nvidia GeForce 610 1GB

Please help me someone to find SATA RAID drivers for above config. !!!

A:Need Windows 7 SATA RAID drivers

Hi sahilax, Welcome to the forums , Try here Lenovo Support - Drivers & Software (GB) From the available list of drivers there is one marked "recovery" I would suggest you use this one to get your laptop back to working condition

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I am trying to install Windows XP onto a laptop, but during set up it says it cannot detect the hard drive. I will need to get the appropriate drivers, but have no floppy drive with which to boot from . Any solutions?

A:sata or raid drivers - no floppy!

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My computer came preinstalled with a whole bunch of HP garbage I didn't want.. So I bought a copy of WINxp pro and tried to install.. Upon doing this It couldn't read my hard drive, which I later determined was due to the fact it is a SATA hard drive and the XP install cd doesnt have the drivers for it. Solution was, I changed a setting in my computer's BIOS to change the raid mode to IDE instead of SATA, then the install proccess went fine. Problem is now I have to keep it at IDE, and if I turn it back to SATA the computer retstarts after the Starting Windows screen with the Windows icon, I assume this is due to the fact that Windows didn't bother installing any SATA drivers since I installed in IDE mode... Could somone please point me in the right direction as to what I need to install/configure to allow WIN to boot up with my BIOS using SATA mode? Thank you in advance.

A:Installing SATA raid drivers?

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I've got a perfectly good slipstreamed install CD for XP professional SP2. I've used it to install before.

I've got to restore my OS because some software I have to run doesn't run under the parallels emulator on OS/X. This requires me to do a 'repair install'. This chokes and gives me the message:

\i386\asms error message incorrect function

Now, I can see the directory \i386\asms perfectly well, on the same CD and the same machine, it is just the install that has a problem.

How do I get around this?

A:XP SP2 restore fails from slipstreamed install CD

and welcome to the Forum

What are the details of the system you are trying to install on? Are you trying a Repair install or a clean install?

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My build is as follows
Gigabyte 970A-DS3P Motherboard
Gigabyte geforce gtx 750ti graphics card
320gb hitachi sata hdd
evga 500w white power supply

Heres my problem.
Its a new build and everything was going perfectly fine until after i installed the motherboard drivers and graphics card drivers. It would restart and work fine until next time it was shut down and started again. I would then get the start up repair loop where anything you chose took you to start up repair, safe mode, vga mode, start windows normally etc all went to start up repair.

So i let it repair and it restored me back to before the drivers were installed. So i then tried installing the drivers through windows instead of from the manufacturers website. Same again all worked fine for a while then a day later it froze on me and i had to restart - led me back to start up repair. Except this time it can't repair, it said restart to fix the errors or something but then goes straight back to start up repair over and over again.

So i turned the computer off and was going to try to access cmd to fix any boot errors and so on. But now when it starts up I get drive read error press ctrl alt delete to restart. I thought id try to do a clean install of windows from the usb i originally installed from. But i still get a drive read error from that when i start up, even if i disconnect the hard drive and select the usb from boot options. So i messed around with ... Read more

A:Wont boot from usb unless sata set to raid mode, then can't find hdd.

It should be set to AHCI, not raid, not IDE.

Could be a bad install DVD, if you have the iso file, make another.

Keep trying

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Need some help from anyone.

I'm trying to install Windows 7 on a WD 500gb freshly formatted to NTFS. Windows 7 first copies the files and then says its starting up and then hangs up. My bios see's the hard drive and knows it's there. I never get a chance to use F6 to load the Sata drivers that I have on a floppy drive. It never asks me. I first tried to load with the Sata Drive unpartitioned but that failed. So I am now trying to do it on a formatted drive. I'm not sure if the problem is that Windows 7 doesn't recognize that I have a Sata Drive attached. Can anyone give me some ideas for things to try?


I took the motherboard, processor, and ram back to Frys and got store credit. I changed from a Gigabyte motherboard to an Asus motherboard, same processor, and associated ram. Windows 7 loaded with no problems. Fry's stated that the motherboard must have been bad due to the issues that I was having. The processor and ram were suspected to be good. When I loaded Windows 7 I didn't have to load any Sata drivers the bios and windows 7 picked up the Sata Drive with no problems. Thanks for the help.

A:Windows 7 installation fails/sata 2 drive

See if this helps.

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I hope somebody can help me, I just bought 2 identical hard drives Western Digital Raptor 36 Giga Sata drives that I wanted to RAID-0 using the motherboard controller I have on the ASUS A7N8X deluxe which is called Silicon Image Sil 3112A controller, so first of all I plugged the sata wires and I started my PC ( Barton 2500+) and setting up the RAID-0 pressing F4 , this operation was succesfull and the bios recognize the 2 hard drives with no problems at all and no conflict.

After that I started installing Windows XP PRO using the 6 floppies + the one containing the Sata Raid controller drivers necessary for WIN to be recognised, I downloaded these drivers from the ASUS website (after unzipping the file) after a while WIN asked me to insert the floppy containing the drivers since I pressed the F6 option that initially the installing program ask if a SATA RAID OR SCSI controller need to be installed. Windows XP PRO recognised the drivers with the only problem that were not digitally signed and this could be the cause of Windows Instability problems, I pressed to "continue anyway" button and the installation proceeded normally even though the same message advising me of istability problems appeared a couple of times more exactly right before WIN XP PRO ask you the time region you are located etc... At the end the program booted and Windows XP PRO was launched properly. This only happened 3 times because at the fourth time I turned on the PC one blue screen appea... Read more

A:Windows XP installation stability problems with SATA RAID H.D.

This driver ( Asus A7N8X Deluxe Silicon Image Serial ATA RAID driver version V1.0.0.281) seems more recent then the one available on the ASUS website. It might be worth a try.

PS. Welcome to TechSpot. Hope you enjoy your stay.:wave:

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I am wanting to load 64bit windows xp pro on my computer, I have striped drives, I need a 64bit sata/raid drive disk. Does anyone know of where I can files the files to make this disk?


A:K8N Neo Platnum (64bit raid/sata drivers)

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Need sata\raid drivers for install windows XP. Notebook Satellite L30-10X. Please tell me where i can find it.

A:Satellite L30-10X - Need sata\raid drivers for Windows XP


Normally you can find the SATA drivers in display driver package that you can download from official Toshiba website... Usually they are placed under display driver\SBDrv but I have downloaded it and can?t find SATA driver folder? :(

What you can do is downloading the driver from another model, maybe Satellite L300D or similar model.

Alternative you can install Windows XP in compatible mode. Therefore go into BIOS and change HDD mode from AHCI to compatible. Then you don?t need a driver.

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I keep trying to migrate it using minitool partition wizard but whenever the action has been completed it won't boot from the SSDs windows recovery comes up. Any suggestions?

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I have just bought two brand new WD 500 GB RE4 HDD's and connected them coorectly for RAID 1.
I have changed the BIOS and Pressed Ctrl+F to create the RAID and this has been successful.
When installing Windows you obviously get to the aprt where you need to load the floppy drivers to locate the drives...

I have downloaded ever driver from the Gigabyte support drive and loaded them onto a USB, not one driver can be seen when the USB is "Browsed" too...

How important is it that the drivers are on a floppy, as I do not have a floppy drive or access to a floppy and drives.

Also what driver should be downloading as I tried the 3.2.1540.17 one and that was not seen, so I just downloaded them all in an attempt for success.

Any one with any advice its greatly welcomes thank you in advance

A:RAID 1 Gigabyte SATA Cannot find the array during Windows 7 install

Hi and welcome,

We need a bit more information about your hardware, especially the motherboard - there are many models of Gigabyte motherboard. Please follow the instructions in this tutorial to populate your profile with the relevant information, and I'll see what I can find for you:

System Info - See Your System Specs


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I have XP running with a Samsung 840 EVO SSD:
Motherboard: ASUS P5KPL-CM
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo CPU E7400 @ 2.80 GHz
Version 0606
Build date 03/11/09
Bios IDE Config:
ATA/IDE Configuration [Enhanced]
Enhanced Mode Support on [S-ATA]

I have swapped the current SSD for a new one (nothing on it) and want to install Windows 7 onto it. On booting from the installer 7 DVD disk I'm getting:

Select the driver to be installed:
Load the driver:

"A required CD/DVD drive driver is missing. If you have a driver floppy disk. CD, DVD or USB flash drive..."

It then asks you to browse the missing driver.

From looking at the forum's I think this error is due installer not being able to find the SATA device driver.

It needs something like:

Intel (R) 6 Series C100 Series Chipset Family 6 Port SATA AHCI Controller

What I'm confused about is that I must have a SATA device driver as I have one SSD
running under XP. So is it just a case of finding this device driver in an XP windows folder?
Or do I need a more modern one - an ACHI SATA driver for running under Windows 7?

The other confusing thing is that the forums point one at the motherboard manufacturer
for the driver but ASUS don't have anything on the website. So is it intel I should be looking at or in fact Samsung!

Thanks for any pointers.

A:Windows 7 installer not able to find SATA RAID device driver

You need to put in a USB drive key the "Intel? Matrix Storage Manager" drivers (F6) dedicated to windows 7. That's the one missing you have to browse during Windows 7 Installation:

here Intel? Matrix Storage Manager and pick up the F6 drivers "f6flpy3289.zip" (for x32bits of Windows 7) or "f6flpy6489.zip" if you plan install x64bits of Windows 7, extract the files in the USB Drive & plug it before starting the Windows 7 Install CD.

and pick up also "IATA89CD.exe" to install the software monitoring after you have finished windows 7 install. It should be the right ones as your motherboard ASUS P5KPL-CM support Intel G31/ICH7 Chipset.

or you could skip browsing the drivers and try afterward this method.

AHCI : Enable in Windows 7 after OS install then install the Intel matrix storage manager monitoring software afterward if needed.

Bios will have to be set as "Enhanced Mode Support on [S-ATA]" prior to install.

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Hi all...thanks to all those experts helpin us noobs out

Anyway...I have a MB that won't recognize any floppy drives (i think the connector on the MB is spent) so I've had to slipstream my windows XP cd with my Raid drivers (promise 378 raid- fasttx2k.sys)
I have this raid setup...2x 80 gb maxtors RAID0, partitioned into D and E and I am trying to get windows XP onto the D:
In order to slipstream..i've had to install XP in a non raid format onto my C: drive which is my 3rd drive. Now....using my slipstreamed CD with the fasttx2k driver on it...I got windows installed onto C with no problem...when I try to install windows XP onto my D: drive on the array..here's what happens:

I see the fasttrack driver is now being loaded as the install progresses...when asked what partition to put the OS on..both partitions on the array look ok with the correct NTSD format and correct sizes...and with the original C drive with the successful XP disconnected, I see the option to load XP onto my array whcih is now listed as C....windows goes great until the very end...when it should go to the final reboot and then open to the desktop...I either
1) see the black screen with the windows logo for a second..then a flash of a BSOD message...then a reboot
2) a reboot just before I should see the black windows log screen

Windows now attempts to reboot and i will get to the screen to opt into safe mode, safe mode with command prompt, last known good config etc...but no matter wh... Read more

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Hi all,

I am trying to install Windows 7 on my Acer Predator 7750G but everytime the first installation phase stops it says that it cannot configure my computer so the installation will stop.

I have had some virus problems on my HDD were i couldn't see what was on them, that is the reason why i have choosen to install from scratch on the computer!

Anyone tried this problem?

Appreciate the help

NB! I am from Denmark so my english is very poor, sorry for that!

A:Windows 7 installation fails after 1 setup session

Did you clean your HD first?
SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation

Are doing a clean install?
Clean Install Windows 7
Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version

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I have a Toshiba Equium M70-173.

Type: Laptop Processor Type: Intel Pentium M Brand: Toshiba Processor Speed: 1.73 GHz Model: ... Read more

A:Installation of WINDOWS XP PRO fails and hangs on setup.

You could not have ruined your laptop by trying foolishly to install Win7 with only 512mb RAM. But you should have run Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor first, and could have easily shrunk XP to try a Dual Boot with Win7 first.

Do you still have the XP Recovery partition on the HD? See if it will run Recovery by triggering that key at boot, normally given on the first screen. You may need to google your exact model for how to run its Recovery.

If Recovery will not run and you didn't bother making the Recovery Disks, Boot into BIOS setup to set SATA controller to IDE mode. If no SATA controller setting can be found on any tab, reset BIOS to defaults, save and exit. Trigger the CD from the Toshiba F12 boot menu key. Then try booted CD install, report back exact failure point and message.

Next try wiping the HD first with Diskpart Clean Command accessing DISKPART At PC Startup.

Check the CD for smudges or scratches. Try another XP CD for your exact version, retail- or OEM-specific, with SP3. If you must download one from a torrent be sure to check the comments that nothing is added like a activation crack since you need only a clean copy of the installer.

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GIGABYTE - Motherboard - Socket 1155 - GA-P61-S3 (rev. 2.0)

Ive installed the rest of the drivers provided by manufacturer except the SATA RAID/AHCI ones.The Intel Rapid Storage Technology gave me an error that I dont meet the system requirements so I no longer insisted with the others. Hmmm, why are these listed for my motherboard then? or what exactly are they?
I was thinking I need to instal first the "Intel SATA Preinstall driver(For AHCI / RAID Mode) Note: Press F6 during Windows setup to read from floppy" -the last item on the list -but dont know how , there are just some "sytem files, security catalog, setup information". You can fast download and checked them.

A:Unable to install SATA RAID/AHCI drivers

If you have install the Chipset drivers, Sata drivers are part of the chipset.

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- I am building new computer. 2 new SATA hard drives. I want them in RAID mode (1). It requires a floppy be used to copy the RAID drivers from the maxtor disk. During set up you hit F6 to load the drivers. There are many posting out there on this problem but I cannot figure out what I am doing wrong. I am loading XP, new mother board is MSI -K9A2 CF.

I copied the driver files per the mother board instructions (\ATI|ATIDrv\SBDrv\RAID to a 3-1/2" floppy. During the set up you hit F6. Xp ask you to load the drivers by pushing "s". That all works fine. I load the 3-1/2" floppy into drive A (floppy drive) hit enter and a few seconds later it ask me the same question. Insert floppy ..... to load. Some reason its not reading the file, I have the bios screwed up or copied the files wrong.

What should I check. It all looks great to this point. It should come back and ask me more questions.

A:SATA HArd driver RAID drivers Loading XP

Welcome to Tech Guy Forum.

I am confused. Do you need assistance? "It all looks great to this point."

If you need assistance installing XP onto a system using RAID, see http://forums.techguy.org/hardware/594125-guide-installing-configuring-raid.html

or http://xphelpandsupport.mvps.org/how_do_i_install_windows_xp_on_a.htm

Does your new computer have a floppy disk drive? Is the FDD recognized in the BIOS? If you are not certain, set the boot order to boot to the FDD, first. Put a blank FD into the FDD. Re-boot. You should receive a message something similar to "non system disk or disk error".

How dedicated are you to the BIOS settings? or How comfortable are you re-configuring the BIOS?
Enter the BIOS > exit. Look for a setting that allows you to load defaults.

If that doesn't work, read your motherboard manual. Look for the jumper to re-set your BIOS. Switch the jumper. Remove the coin shaped battery for a minute. Replace the battery. Place the jumper back to its original setting.

Do you access to another computer, running Win XP?

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I just purchased a via vt6421 RAID controller. I have 2 EIDE 160 GB HD connected to it and am attempting to load XP pro. I am unable to find any real instructions, and I have yet to install an O.S. on a raid so I am sure it is something I am doing wrong.
I found the folder called "floppy" on the cd that came with it and put it's contents on a floppy drive which are:
jraid.cat jraid.sys jraid_f.inf and last txtsetup.oem

It appears to find a driver and loads it for the raid controller, but when I am to the point to choose where to install the O.S., it says it couldn't find any harddrives.

I really think it is a driver problem since the same drives connected the same way show up when I boot into windows with my other HD.
Any help or advice is greatly appreciated.

A:Solved: Raid Controller Setup cannot find hard drive

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I followed the instructions given on the MB software CD. I boot with XP cd, press F6 for driver installation. Than press "S" to specify additional device and load disk. My pc reads the disk and than loads everything. But, than I have a choice of:
Repairing windows
Setup windows
or quit and reboot.

Did the installation work?

A:Help Installing WinFast NF4UK8AA-8EKRS SATA RAID Drivers

yes that is exactly what it is suppose to do now just setup Windows as u would if u had not put the drivers in first.

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So I've been having trouble slipstreaming my SATA drivers onto a XP install CD. I've done it before, but I don't know what I'm doing wrong. Whenever I hit F6 to install the drivers before I install XP my computer never finds them.

A:[SOLVED] Problem installing SATA Raid drivers @ XP install

Hi hcblankscreen and welcome to TSF !

F6 is only needed when the drivers are not slipstreamed on the CD. If you let it go further does it find your drive ? If not check that the drive appears properly in the BIOS.

If you have a floppy drive try the regular floppy method.

What methord did you use to integrate the drivers, nlite ? What's the brand and model of your motherboard ? Please post your complete system specs (check the posting system specs link in my sig).

Don't forget to answer dai's questions in your other thread, I suspect it's about the same computer. Give him the brand and model of your power supply (look on the sticker on the side of the PSU), the model of your video card and the voltages readings (+3.3, +5 and +12V from the BIOS). While you're at it post that information here as well.

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Hi people,
I have looked around this fine site and found a spot where I could get the latest drivers for my raid 0, unfortunately the link won't work. The old drivers are on it now and I do get data corruption and so forth, plus it's slower than normal. If anyone could point me in the right direction to get the upgraded drivers, I would be most appreciated. Thanks

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i have:
2 x seagate 80 gb SATA drives
asus p4s8x mx board with sis 694 /180 controllers
i have already:
made a raid 0 configuration from the raid bios utility
tried to install windows but it says there is no hardisk in your system
now i want :
make a slip stream cd of windows xp sp 2 with sis raid drivers
to install windows without using a floppy (F6 option) as i dont have a floppy drive
i need help and step by step please

A:Solved: how to slip stream a windows xp sp2 cd with sis sata / raid drivers

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When I rebuilt my system and went to XP the drivers that came with the PCI/IDE card was for Win 95 or ME. The system information gives me the following: RAID Controller PCI\VEN_1095&DEV_0680&SUBSYS_36801095&REV_02\3&61AAA01&0&48 The drivers for this device are not installed.
Can anyone tell me where to find the drivers for this card?

By the way I have never used (that I know about) the RAID feature. What is the advantage and when should I use RAID?


A:Can't find drivers for PCI/IDE w/RAID

You have to set up your system to use RAID. There are different types, but basically it would most likely involve buying more and/or different type of hard drive(s). I doubt you have a reason to do so. This article will give a somewhat involved overview of RAID if you are interested


Could you give me some info about the set up of your system? Do you have one or more hard drives plugged into this card? If so except for the message does everything seem to be working OK?

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I'm not sure if this should go under Hardware, Antivirus or OS Windows XP.
I apologize if this is in the wrong Forum.
DELL Precision 470
Windows XP Professional SP3
BIOS only allows for boot from disk or CD drive.
No Floppy Drive
2 SATA Drives in factory default of RAID-0.
Antivirus Program:
Symantec Endpoint Protection version 11.0.5002.333
The Following are setup in Symantec Endpoint Protection:
'Antivirus and Antispyware Protection'
'Proactive Threat Protection'
'Network Threat Protection'.
Symantec Endpoint Protection gave me a pop-up warning that it found Backdoor.Tidserv.

I went to the Symantec website and found the article for Backdoor.Tidserv. The article recommended downloading from their website and using FixTDSS.exe to remove it.

The instructions for using FixTDSS.exe included a portion where it recommends to 'turn off System Restore'. I followed the instructions and turned off System Restore.

I then executed FixTDSS.exe. It almost immediately came up with a prompt to reboot.

I clicked on reboot and was shortly presented with Blue Screen of Death.
The BSOD output (I have a photo as well):
problem has been detected and windows has been shut down to prevent damage to your computer


Technical Information:
STOP: 0x000000A (0x00000004,0x00000002,0x00000001,0x804FB051)
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A:Solved: DELL Precision 470 - XP SP3 - RAID-0 - BSOD - Setup did not find any hard dis

An additional effort today, I tried using a friend's Vista install CD and had the same result, it couldn't find any hard disk drives.

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First message in this forum and hope I can find help and support and thanks to all in advance.
The context, I have a Laptop under XP SP3.
I try to install a software within Setup.exe.
This Setup starts then it tries to install VCREDIST_86.exe, at this moment I get a message:
administrator system configured the policy of your system to forbid this installation.
I tried several checks found in forums but I cannot execute the setup.
Hope I can find help and support and thanks in advance.  

A:Setup.exe installation fails administrator system configured the policy of ...

Are you trying to install Sandboxie?

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In this tutorial,

SATA Driver - Load in Windows 8 Setup[2]=Installation and Setup

it is said that loading drivers during setup is only required if the setup cannot find the harddrive.

In attached readme file for the Intel Rapid Storage Technology, see section 5.1.1, it is said that preloading is required for systems configured for AHCI and RAID. I understand that AHCI is the normal case these days. So my interpretation is that preloading is always required. That is different from what is said in the tutorial.

So I am confused about that. What is the correct way?

A:Loading sata drivers during setup

Anyone with comments on that? Any help is much appreciated.

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Somehow, BIOS is throwing up an error saying it's uninstalled - and I'm getting a 'Please install RAID Drivers' error pop on when Window Launches.

Any idea where to find these drivers?

A:Need to find P4C800 RAID Drivers

Ok, just installed the RAID driver - but it's malfunctioning. It told me to reinstall again, so I did, but I'm still having problems.

Could this be because BIOS is malfunctioning too? How do I reinstall BIOS?


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