prob. with boot SATA HDD

  sunilshrestha 09:45 02 Apr 2007
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dear friends.

I have gd965wh Motherboard,3.4 D processor, 2GB 667mhz Memory, nx 7300GT 256 display card with $ sata hdd . I try to install xp at Sata hdd but it did not install

  jam500 14:12 02 Apr 2007

Hi, When installing xp it asks for a driver somewhere near the start of installing it, You need to install the raid driver i think when this prompt appears.

  Fingees 14:53 02 Apr 2007

I think it actually asks if you want to install any SCSI drivers etc., and then says what F key to press if you do.

If you press the key suggested, you will be able to load SATA drivers.

  jam500 15:00 02 Apr 2007

Yes thats the one

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 17:16 02 Apr 2007

Installing XP on SATA drive
Once you have the drive(s) connected you are ready to start installing XP.
Master and Slave
Remember since it's serial you can only have one device per SATA port/cable so SATA drives don't have jumpers. On the Motherboard SATA1 Port is for the primary device, SATA2 port is for the secondary device etc.

SATA controller driver
Your Motherboard or SATA controller card requires a driver to work properly. If you did not get a Floppy Disk with the SATA driver included with your Motherboard you will have to make one. The SATA drivers can be located on the installation CD that came with your Motherboard or preferably, download the latest SATA controller drivers from the manufacturers site. Once you have located the drivers copy them to a formatted floppy disk. Make sure they are in the root directory i.e. not contained within any folders.

BIOS settings
When you turn on the PC hit the Delete key when prompted and you will enter the BIOS (Basic Input Output System). Here you set the first boot device to be the CDROM drive, the option is usually found under the Advanced Options section but this depends on your BIOS and you may have to look around for it. Once you have done this save and exit.

Installing the SATA controller driver
Once you have set the PC to boot from the CD make sure the XP CD is in the CD drive and start the installation as per usual. Within the first minute or so of the installation Windows will prompt you to press F6 to install RAID or SCSI drivers, do this. Windows will continue to install then ask you to locate the driver. now with the floppy disk created earlier in drive A: select the driver and hit Enter.
With the SATA drivers installed you can now continue the Windows installation as usual.

BIOS settings revisited
Once Windows has finished installing you will need to make sure the PC is set to boot from the SATA drive. To do this make the first boot device SATA if the option is available. If not you have two options: HD0 - If there are no IDE HDs present, or SCSI if you do plan on running an IDE HD as a secondary device.

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