Hi all,One of my Raid 0 H/D's has expired so I have got a Western Digital Black 750GB H/D.When I tried to install XP Home+SP1 on it using a floppy, after pushing F6, I have used before, get a message "file txtsetup.oem cannot be found".Have tried all the SATA driver files available for my mobo, Gigabyte GA8-KNXP, still get the same message.I know the board is a bit long in the tooth, but can't afford to upgrade as I have just upgraded other machine running Vista.It's just occured to me that the new drive is probably SATA 11 so the drivers aren't going to work.Anyone know how to get around this?Thanks in advanceBob
Check the drive for a jumper to restrict it to sata 1.
jimv7,Thanks for quick response, will check later just got to pop out.Cheers Bob
Have you checked that file actually exists on the disk and can be read successfully with Notepad for example?
Hi all,First off, thanks to jimv7 and brundle for responses, seems that the h/d is kaput.Using jumper didn't cure (jimv7 worth a try)Downloaded new txtsetup.oem file to floppy (brundles tip, couldn't read it with notepad)Changed cableTried working H/D from ex raid setup installed ok upto licence agreementBack to new H/D inserted a prog called DBAN (wipes your H/D from a floppy click here) came up with an error message after a few seconds "DBAN error caused by bad sectors"I'm guessing that the thing has had it, unless anyone knows different ?
I had to use DBAN's no-verify option last week on a disk I actually wanted to dispose of, to force it to run - seeing as you're hoping to use the disk it would be worth getting Western Digital Data Life Guard diagnostics to check it out; click here
brundle,Only used DBAN to see if it would pick up the drive.Thanks for link, downloaded the file and ran it inserted floppy, popup window said write protect tab must be closed, which it was, tried it the other way, same message. aaaarrgh!!!I admit defeat, for this weekend, been at it most of yesterday and since 5.0 today. Going to return the H/D, aren't computers wonderful.... yeah right.Thanks again for your input.Regards Bob
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