Problem installing XP on new SATA 160GB hard drive

  dwibber 09:57 22 Dec 2005
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My motherboard is a P4 M955G 2.0ghz, 1Gb Memorey. I got a CD for the Motherboard which i have read up that you have to copy the RAID sata drivers on the cd to floppy disc. I have done this when installing and i pick windows xp. But then the following error messages. FILE \RAID\WINXP\VIAMRAID.SYS caused an unexpected error (18) at line 2113 in d:\xpsprtm\base\boot\setup\oemdisk.c
Thanks...

  PsiFox 12:17 22 Dec 2005

Did you copy the raid drivers directory onto the floppy?

If you did just copy the files inside the directory to another disk and try the install again.

Don't forget to press F6 when asked

  dwibber 12:19 22 Dec 2005

Did that. Been looking for 48 hours now.Still no joy

  PaulB2005 12:57 22 Dec 2005

Are you actually going to use RAID?

  PsiFox 13:44 22 Dec 2005

RAID and SATA are 2 different things.

If you only have 1 drive then look for sata drivers only.

Also check your bios for any settings for sata that may need to be set to tell the system to look for sata rather than ide drives on boot

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 14:45 22 Dec 2005

Installing XP on SATA drive
Once you have the drive(s) connected you are ready to start installing XP.

Master and Slave
Remeber 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.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 14:51 22 Dec 2005

Installing XP on SATA drive
Once you have the drive(s) connected you are ready to start installing XP.

Master and Slave
Remeber 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.

  dwibber 01:33 23 Dec 2005

done everything as above with the drivers of the main disc to floppy.but still getting the same error message.
FILE \RAID\WINXP\VIAMRAID.SYS caused an unexpected error (18) at line 2113 in d:\xpsprtm\base\boot\setup\oemdisk.c

  ICF 06:09 23 Dec 2005

Have a read of this from another forum click here

  PaulB2005 06:38 23 Dec 2005

Are you actually going to use RAID?

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