it took me ages the first time i install a drive like this
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if your using a single drive, use the non raid sata port. the raid port on these boards are for raid only, so you would need 2 drives connected, then set up as a raid to work there.
follow the instructions from this thread about getting the BIOS set correctly to boot to other devices.
next, you will need the sata drivers for your mainboard. they should have come on a disc with the mobo. if not, go to the mobo manufacturers website and download the driver (it may say raid, thats fine).
when loading windows, when it prompts "press F6 to install 3rd party scsi/raid drivers" do that. at the next prompt press S for scsi, then select your drive. windows will then load normally.
all you need to do is follow the instructions you quoted in your post- when installing windows, when prompted press F6.
follow the rest of the instructions, loading the SATA driver during the install, and you'll be good to go!
I dont know of a way to load it from anything but a floppy. the windows loader automatically accesses the floppy drive when you tell it to look for a driver...
borrow one from a friend if you can. you will only need it for the install, then you can take it out of the system.
worst case scenario is buy a floppy drive, they are pretty cheap now.
ah, I misunderstood, sorry!
check on your mobo driver CD, they will usually include SATA drivers. there should be a folder with the drivers, and maybe even a utility to load them onto a floppy.
Im not having much luck finding references to which driver to use on the ECS website...Ill keep digging...
Edited by Zantoru, 11 June 2005 - 09:55 PM.
Edited by addict, 04 July 2005 - 01:13 AM.
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