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sata problems, win xp doesnt find mass storage dev


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i try to run windows xp setup and it says "Setup did not find any hard disk drives installed in your computer." ive read alot into this, i need to press f6 and install the drivers but i cant seem to find a driver that works, most say something about missing texts while the ones that come up end up not working at all. my motherboard is a ms6590 v2 Kt6 Delta, ive tried msi's site and its so confusing if anyone could help it would be greatly appreciated.
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Your board uses the Promise 20378 sata controller. Have you tried this driver :
http://www.msi.com.t...d=4&CHIP=4&ID=6
(the first download in the list)
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k i dled it, put the winxp and the text files to the floppy and when i select win xp controller or winxp sata controller niether work and later it still says no mass storage device. I dont understand!
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tried it agian now it says a problem has been detected and windows has been shut down to prevent damage to your computer.
session3_initialization_failed

***stop: 0x0000006f (0x0000020,0x00000000,0x00000000,0x00000000)

satas are a pain
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have you set the bios to be able to boot to the sata, and to not try and boot to an IDE hard drive?
you may also need to set it in bios to boot to the promise controller.
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no, i dont know how :S
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heres what my integrated peripherals looks like, id change it somewhere in there right?

onboard pci cont
vt8273 pata-ide cont enabled
vt8273 sata-ide cont enabled
v-link data 2x support enabled
floppy disk cont auto
serial port 1 auto
serial port 2 auto
port2 mode normal
ir pin select irrx/irtx
parallel port auto
port mode ecp
epp version n/a
port irq auto
port dma auto
usb cont 8 usb ports
usb device legacy support disabled
port 64/60 emulation disabled
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the setting will most likely be in the boot order section, or close by to it. I will try to find the manual for your board and have a look.

edit- I see two versions of that mobo, but nothing referring to a v2. is yours the FIS2R or the LSR?

in either case, the board is using the via 8237 chipset, so that is the driver you want to use for the sata.
samm, one of us must be looking at the wrong mobo?
btw samm, nice to see you again! :tazz:

Edited by audioboy, 15 July 2005 - 10:50 PM.

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i have no idea which mine is, where can i check to find out?
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Will be written on it or on the box/instructions if you have them.
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i dont have them anymore, just moved to arizona to go to asu and left alot of things at home.
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go to this link and run everest home. it will list all the specs of your pc, including part and model numbers.
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Motherboard:
CPU Type AMD Athlon XP, 1466 MHz (11 x 133) 1900+
Motherboard Name MSI KT6 Delta-SR (MS-6590 v2.0) (5 PCI, 1 AGP, 3 DIMM, Audio)
Motherboard Chipset VIA VT8377 Apollo KT600
System Memory 768 MB (DDR SDRAM)
BIOS Type AMI (09/05/03)
Communication Port Communications Port (COM1)
Communication Port Communications Port (COM2)
Communication Port ECP Printer Port (LPT1)

Edited by tkattack, 18 July 2005 - 11:19 PM.

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Hi Audioboy, nice to see too again too!
This mobo can't be found in the list on MSIs website, you have to search under 6590 then go to the KT6 link which covers this board. I have the full manual for it in front of me.

Audioboy & tkattack:
Its confusing because audioboy's right, you're board does use the Via VT8237 sata controller, however, it also has (at least on some versions) the Promise 20378 sata controller as well.
The link to the Via sata drivers is here in case you haven't already found it :
http://www.msi.com.t...?UID=474&kind=1

Apologies for any confusion!

Samm
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