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Unable to detect or install Windows Xp on SATA


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ballistik kevin

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k thanks... i'll check and write down what i have and post it up because my younger brother is back and on his computer right now doing some homework. but yeah i will do what you are telling me to do and i'll respond back. thank you
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hey audioboy i have all of those checked....its weird........it doesn't work....any ideas?
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Here are pictures of my computer Bios....

http://img.photobuck...os/DSC02146.jpg

http://img.photobuck...os/DSC02145.jpg

http://img.photobuck...os/DSC02144.jpg

http://img.photobuck...os/DSC02143.jpg

http://img.photobuck...os/DSC02142.jpg

http://img.photobuck...os/DSC02141.jpg

http://img.photobuck...os/DSC02140.jpg

http://img.photobuck...os/DSC02139.jpg

http://img.photobuck...os/DSC02138.jpg

please help me make corrections... if i have them wrong....
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settings look ok enough to boot u should look on ur mobo disc for your sata driver n make a floppy ur self then u know ur using right driver also some people install the hdd set it in the bios but forget to configure the hdd with the onboard sata configuration utility as this makes the disc useable
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yeah but the driver under my cd is 3.44 mbs...what ones should i use?

http://img.photobuck..._kevin/sata.jpg
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try to av a look in the 2kxp or the disc folder see if there is a file called makedisc if not show me wot is inside each folder n i will tell u wot to put on floppy
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a few things could use tweaking in your bios.
in the last shot, turn down your cpu protect temp. its at 90C right now, which seems high. I dont know what it should be for that chip, but my guess is it should be lower.

next was the boot order. set it to floppy, cdrom, then sata. this is useful for those rare times that you need to boot to a floppy, and it doesnt hurt to have it set that way all the time.

on your secondary IDE channel, is the master device a hard drive? it would be better to put that on IDE1, and keep the CD on IDE 2. CD drives have slower transfer rates, and pull the hard drive down to the slower speed.

otherwise, you have everything enabled correctly for the sata to boot. its gotta just be the driver now.do you have any via drivers as an option when you try to load? I see its listed as part of the sata driver package on their website.
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what do you mean? via drivers????

i'm don't quite understand you on your secondary ide channel or ide1 or cd on ide 2. sorry i'm kinda stupid lol... but if you are talking about picture DSC02139? if you are then i'm my master that is under the NONE AND NONE its a cd drive.. i don't have any hard drives on it right now...

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here are the shots.....

gui
http://img.photobuck...k_kevin/gui.jpg

disk
http://img.photobuck..._kevin/disk.jpg

2kxp
http://img.photobuck..._kevin/2kxp.jpg
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a few more things to try out-
make sure you have the sata drive plugged into the sata1 port on the mobo.

the maxtor sata drive should have come with a CD containing the maxblast software. this is a bootable CD, and will allow you to format the drive. do that.

the second thing shouldnt really matter, as windows will likely want to format again once it sees the drive (during the install), but it wont hurt to try it.
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heh, you posted a response while I was typing one up...
yeah, on the downloaded drivers, it mentions via drivers. I cant see why it would need those, since you dont have a via chipset on the board.

im gonna check something real quick, hang on...
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well its weird because i got my hard drive from newegg.com and they don't give me a [bleep] thing besides the hard drive itself... i've been on the maxtor site and i'm pretty familiar with driver downloads and all but i haven't checked in 2 days and don't remember what was on the maxtor cite but yeah i downloaded the maxter blast 4 and don't really know what the use of it is... but yeah thanks if you can find me the cd driver..
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nvm i found the bootable .iso file... downloading it right now... will burn and see what i can do with it... thanks...and you said you can run it at start? thanks
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ok, here is a very thorough walkthrough, written by folks using that exact mobo. it also covers an alternate way to format the drive...

I was right, its the SIL3112 driver. make sure you select the right one for your OS.

hopefully this will get you going. Im heading out the door, but will check in later tonite or tommorow to see how you got on.
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hey audioboy, i tried what you were talking about for maxblast cd from maxtor and i burnt it and tried to boot it but it wouldn't work... i don't know why its hecka weird... so i tried it from ABit forum and i decided to do the "Setting Cluster Size" because i can't get to raid utility (ctrl S or F4) from start up anyways.... i installed windows xp and stoped after step 8 because i don't see question mark besides anything called mass storage controllers.

Edited by ballistik kevin, 04 June 2005 - 11:11 PM.

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you will av to configure ur array.. its not as soon as u boot... when the pc is searching for ur drive it will show u the raid utility looking and there will be a message saying to enter configuration utility press ctrl+f or something like that.. it comes after the post.. then put the files from the 2kxp folder on a disc start setup watch bottom of screen and hit F6 when it says.. then setup continues for a few mins then it will ask for ur disc put it in and choose xp driver u should be fine dont take out the floppy till setup is done...

Edited by stuart813, 05 June 2005 - 03:26 AM.

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