I will briefly decribe what I was planning to do:
This going to be a bit longer.... First of all, I was having trouble with my nine year old EIDE drive and all sorts of error reports. This drive had both my OS's(twice XP pro).It was going to fail.I bought an Sata HD with an external USB case. I connected it and it was shown properly, though there was an instant error message (the drive letter E: is unavailable....etc)a few secs later the drive appeared in my computer. Now since the drive was very large [1.500 Gb] I partioned it using partition magic.Since I was planning to install XP on two of these partitions, I created two primary partitions and 4 logical partitions.After that I moved all my important files from the near damaged IDE drive to the new Sata drive.I already had an 400Gb sata drive installed and in good condition, but it was totally full.So my plan was to take out that 400 Gb sata drive and exchange it with the newly bought 1500 Gb sata drive.The 400 Gb Sata was supposed to move into the external USB HD case.After moving all the files, I rebooted but my old XP sp2 wouldn't start again.I unplugged the USB external case, but still it wouldn't start - there was some kind of stop error, but I don't know what exactly is the reason. Anyway, I got another XP with servicepack3 and I booted into that one.After startup, I connected the External drive, and though it was shown (as generic drive) its partioned volumes where shown each with a red questionmark on them.The hardware wizard would try again and and again to install the new hardware, but it always stopped with the following error message: An error occured during the installation of the device....The system could not find the file specified At this point I took out the new Sata drive from the external case and build it into my PC by connecting it to where the other Sata drive was connected.After reboot only the old EIDE drive was shown.Device manager shows a yellow exclamation mark on VIA SATA RAID CONTROLLER
OK, sorry for the long intro. This is what I tried. I reinstalled the VIA SATA RAID CONTROLLER. Yet, still the Hardware wizard starts up after every reboot. The new drive is also not shown.There is a brief window, that says that another user is logged in and another instance of Raid is already running.If I let the hardware wizard continue, it always hangs up with this error:An error occured during the installation of the device. The system could not find the file specifiedI don't know about BIOS settings and jumpers ....etc. But I don't understand why it doesn't work when connected to where my old SATA drive was connected to.Anyone can help me please? Thanks in advance!
Old Sata Drive is Samsung HD400LJ (400Gb)
New Sata Drive is Samsung HD154UI (1500Gb)
Mainboard is: Asrock AV29f
Edited by zz66, 06 October 2009 - 03:20 AM.