ide & sata drivers

  badgermansix 17:28 01 Sep 2009

From BeLarc Advisor.

2.85 gigahertz Intel Pentium 4
8 kilobyte primary memory cache
512 kilobyte secondary memory cache

Main Circuit Board
Board: 875P+ICH5R
Bus Clock: 200megahertz
BIOS: Phoenix Technologies 6.00PG 11/17/2003

This is an old PC but it keeps my wife happy!!

So can anyone help please?

I want to find and download drivers for my wifes PC's HD's

I have erased everything on the drive using Killdrive.

On trying to reinstall WindowsHE it is telling me that it cannot find the HD's.

I have been advised to download the sata/ide drivers onto floppy and press F6 when asked by windows if I want to install external RAID stuff.

I have looked via google but I am very confused(.com) and to be honest, I do not know what I am really looking for!


  bremner 18:00 01 Sep 2009

You do not need drivers for an IDE HDD but you may for a SATA. Which type of drive is it that you want to connect.

IDE has the 80 pin data connector which connects to a wide ribbo cable.

SATA has a very small 1cm'ish connection that is slightly L shaped.

  ashdav 18:02 01 Sep 2009

click here*&lang=eng

  GaT7 18:13 01 Sep 2009

What's your motherboard make & model number. Download SIW click here (standalone version), run it & check under Hardware > Motherboard.

We'll help you find the necessary drivers once we have this info.

ashdav, he needs the SATA drivers only - the ones you can put on a floppy. Unfortunately, the ones you linked to won't be appropriate. G

  badgermansix 19:01 01 Sep 2009

Thanks you for the response.

I have checked the PC the cables are IDE.

I have downloaded SIW but how do I get it to run in DOS please?

I have a startup floppy, which opens to A drive. and the siw disk shows o.k. i.e. it is there.


  GaT7 19:16 01 Sep 2009

Can you connect the drive to another working computer & format it in Windows before placing it back in the present PC?

Sorry, ignore the SIW bit, as I now realise you don't have Windows installed as yet, & you probably ran Belarc Advisor before you erased the OS! Well, Belarc is not the ideal tool for this.

Are there any names or numbers on the motherboard that gives away the make & model? Is the PC a readymade one? If yes, let us know the make & model number. You'll still most likely require the motherboard & related drivers too after you've installed an OS. G

  badgermansix 20:07 01 Sep 2009

No problem about SIW,
Ref the motherboard, how about EP-8K3A+ ?


  woodchip 20:44 01 Sep 2009

First things first, tap Del as PC is starting to get into BIOS, Does BIOS see the Drive? As after using KillDisk there are no Partitions on the Drive.

Never herd of WindowsHE what is it?

  GaT7 21:08 01 Sep 2009

woodchip, I think that's a typo. He meant ME - Millenium.

I felt the same about KillDisk - that's why asked him if he could connect it to another PC & format it from there.


Right badgermansix, it's an Epox motherboard click here.

Here are the drivers for your motherboard after you've installed Windows:
VIA Hyperion 4in1 drivers click here
Realtek Audio Driver (9x/ME/XP/2K) click here
VIA USB 1.1 Filter Patch click here

There are some RAID ones too, but not really required atm.

However, none of the links work(!) so we'll need to download them from their respective sites. Let me get back to you about this. In the meantime, try to get the drive recognised/formatted in another PC. G

  Quiller. 21:17 01 Sep 2009

because that is a socket 7 motherboard (AMD). and it takes a P4 2.85 Ghz.

Try ashdav and his pentium chipset sata drivers.

  Quiller. 21:20 01 Sep 2009

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