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SATA drive doesn't load Windows XP


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UniSol

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I just got my total new pc put together with a SATA Samsung sp2504c 250GB HDD
Installed windows xp like ya normally do but then it happens
ya start up
ya see the regular black screens with white letters saying information etc
then sometimes a that windows xp sign
but then
then the screen is just black with one little thingy on there saying the annoying words "Fault while loading the operation system"
I've been trying and trying to get to a solution, found some info bout drivers and using floppy disk, did something like that, but its still the same annoying error saying "Fault while loading the operation system"

What i did was mainly this
I formatted
I made partitions, format as ntfs
then i started installing xp
then i restart the pc
then i gets a message: fault while loading the operating system

So mainly i'm out of ideas of what i can do really..

Anyone knows the answer to this annoying problem i'm having?
And in what exact order everything has to be done perhaps? I'm getting desperate..

Edited by UniSol, 09 August 2005 - 12:57 PM.

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blackhauk

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Make sure you are loading up the sata drivers in Windows Setup...especially if you've got a board that has onboard sata raid..

let us know.
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Since i found the solution to the problem, and since its not really a known solution I thought bout posting it here for if anyone else gets this messy thingy.

Solution:

1. Attach the drives on RAID SATA controllers (nforce chipset).
2. enable every drive as a single raid in the bios.
3. Put every drive in a single RAID array, stripe mode.
4. in a program of the bios, after the bios bootup just press on F10, you need to add every single drive via that F10 and let it get formatted by the program.
5. boot win xp, no installation of drivers needed, make partitions in windows.

and it works perfectly now.


thnx for the support
Cheers

Edited by UniSol, 10 August 2005 - 05:45 AM.

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