I'm trying to re-install XP Home, and am having trouble loading the right drivers from floppy to get XP to recognise my hard drive.
I have have a MSI K7N2 Delta Series motherboard and have download drivers from their website onto a floppy (nvraid, nvatabus). Having included both of these as part of the install (via pressing F6) the XP installation still doesn't recongnise the HD.
Looking in device manager, I can see "WinXP Promise FastTrak 376/378 Controller" against RAID devices. I found a driver for this and have added the following 4 files to my floppy (fasttx2k.cat, fasttx2k.inf, fasttx2k.sys, ptipbmf.dll). However, the XP installation process is not picking these up and listing them as a driver to be loaded, it still only shows nvraid and nvatabus.
Is there more I need to add so that XP will install them from floppy?
i am not aufait with what you are trying to do BUT, and i am sure i am going to learn something here, why have you got raid drivers for ONE connected drive does that not create the issues you are having or am i reading the post wrong...
hi again essexg.... what is the sata drive speed i.e. sata 1 or 2 ... according to the manual for this board it only supports sata 1 ...so if you are using a sata 2 drive could be why you are having problems ???? you can limit the speed of a sata 2 with a jumper to make it work on a sata 1 system ...just a thought . Dave.
Mat - to clarify. I am trying to both install a new HD and reinstall XP from scratch. Currently I have created an exact copy of my old drive on the new, and either will run when connected via SATA. My challenge is re-installing XP and getting it to detect the HD during the install.
bundle, daxian. The RAID driver is the one from the MSI site as per your link, and the jumper is set to limit it to 1.5 GB/s - this is how the drive came out of the box and I have checked the setting. I have not yet tried the Promise driver set as per brundle's second point.