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StrayBullet

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Right I am building some computers heres the specs:

Abit VT7 motherboard
Intel Celeron 2.6Ghz CPU
256mb of Corsair memory PC2700
SATA Samsung Spinpoint P series SP0812C
CD Rewriter and a Floppy Disk Drive
+ Monitors and other stuff

I am trying to install windows on the hard drive and have been looking at this post
Click Here
I have the same problem but I have tried to do what he did but I get this message

Windows could not start because of a computer disk hardware configuration problem.
Could not read from selected boot disk. Check selected boot path and disk hardware. Please check the windows documentation about hardware disk configuration and your hardware reference manuals for additional information.


I also have multiple drivers.
3 intel ones
4 scis one but only 2 for XP
and 3 VIA ones but only 1 for XP

Which ones do I use or combination.
Help me please.
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audioboy

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Hi straybullet-

I checked out the specs on your mobo, its using the via 8237 southbridge chip. you should be able to use the same driver that worked in the thread you posted. grab the via sata drivers, find the one for XP, give it a go.

also check your bios to make sure its booting to the sata, and not trying to go to an IDE drive.

post back with what options you are given in boot order, and which sata drivers are available to you, and we can help you sort it out!
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i am having the same problem, only its trying to boot to an ide drive when i only have the SATA hard drive, its a samsung Serial ATA HDD its came with no drives and i cant get windows to install on it if it detects it.

Specification
MoBo-
CPU: Supports Intel P4 LGA775 Processors (800/533mhz Fsb)
Chipset: Intel 915p/ICH6 (hyper-threading Support)
Memory: Two DDR2(533/400) Or Two DDR 400/333/266 Up To 4GB (Dual Channel
Slots: 2*PCI-Express X16, 1*PCI-Express, 3*PCI I
Audio: Azalia (c-media 9880) 8-channel Audio Codec
LAN: Gigabit LAN
IDE: 3*ATA 100; 4*Serial ATA
Raid: Gigaraid Controller Supports Raid(0,1,0+1) ATA And SATA Raid
8*USB2.0 (4 By Cable); IEEE 1394; ATX; Retail

processor- P4 3.6
Ram- 1 gig ddr

Edited by addict, 02 July 2005 - 10:01 PM.

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StrayBullet

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Right I installed the VIA XP Driver that came with the mobo.

The boot order I have is 1st, 2nd and 3rd

The options which are under Advanced BIOS Features are:
Floppy
LS120
Hard Disk
CDROM
ZIP100
USB-FDD
USB-ZIP
USB-CDROM
LAN
Disabled

I also have a separate option of Boot other Device

Also under Intergrated Peripherals --> VIA OnChip IDE Device

There are the options of

SATA RAID ROM
IDE BusMaster
IDE Prefetch Mode
Onboard IDE 1 Controller
Onboard IDE 2 Controller

BTW my BIOS is Phoenic - Award Bios

Please Help this is the second PC I have built.

I have attached my Mobo manual from the abit website on my geocities account if you want a look.
Manual
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audioboy

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OK, for boot order try floppy first, cd second, third disabled.
enable boot to other device.
for the onchip IDE device, try prefetch mode

then load up like I described before. let me know how it goes!
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StrayBullet

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Right when I do that I get a error message saying

Boot Disk Failure, Insert System Disk and Press Enter

I press enter and the message comes up again. Thats without the Windows disk in.
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you will need to boot the comp with the windows CD in. it will start copying files, then prompt for F6, etc. as described above.

if you helps at all, I went through all the same grief when I first built my sata drive system...it seems really complicated til you actually do it. after that its a breeze.

keep me posted, we'll get you through!
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Hi, I am having a problem almost like yours.
I have a SATA
what i did was
I updated my BIOS but when i reboot the computer the motherboard doesn't read my hard Drive (SATA) and i get this messege (Windows could not start because of a computer disk hardware configuration problem.
Could not read from selected boot disk. Check selected boot path and disk hardware. Please check the windows documentation about hardware disk configuration and your hardware reference manuals for additional information.

)
please let me Know what can i do.
thank you
Ramiro
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Looks like when you updated the bios the drivers git corrupted and deleted try reinstalling the sata drivers.
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StrayBullet

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Right got it sorted but I didn't fix it sorry.

Don't know what the problem was but its working.
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