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Re-installing XP on SATA drive

By shantie ·
I have just had to replace a motherboard and XP will not boot up properly just keeps restarting, obviously due to the new configurations of the new board.
Anyway boot to XP disc to try a reinstall and says cannot detect any drives.
The SATA drive is recognised during the Post boot up window but windows is not recognising it. I phoned Microsoft and all I got was you have to enable SATA in the Bios, well in the Bios there is only one setting regarding SATA and that is enabled.
I have also read that you have to press the F6 key when XP starts the installation, this I have done but still does not detect anything. The board is GA 8VT88OP Via chipset.
How do you install XP onto a SATA drive???
thank you

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by HAL 9000 Moderator In reply to Re-installing XP on SATA ...

You should have got a Floppy disc with the system/M'Board that has the SATA Drivers on it when the Windows Installer starts you'll need to push the F6 key to install the SATA drivers as without these the Windows Installer will fail to see the HDD.

If you didn't get a Floppy or you have lost it you can get the SATA drivers off the M'Board CD or download them from the M'Board Makers Web Site.

But when the Installer asks you do you need to install any SCSI Drives you press the F6 key and load the SATA Drivers.

Col

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by shantie In reply to

Sorry it was the F6 key that was confusing everything. I did not have to do that, The company who is doing the extended warranty had one of their techs go through the Bios with me and all I had to do was make sure 'On chip Serial ATA was enabled' (which is was) and the 'SATA mode' was set to IDE,(which was wrong, it was on RAID)
Then boot to XP set up but do not press the F6 key and all is well. thanks for the answer.

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by shantie In reply to Re-installing XP on SATA ...

Thanks for quick answer,
No floppy disk with motherboard, downloaded from gigabyte website, It did say pre instalation drivers for XP, and press F6.
When it gets to the "Press F6 to install drivers" Does anything usually happen then or is it supposed to continue with the normal windows setup??
After I press F6 nothing unusual happens it just continues as normal for a few minutes then comes up with a screen asking me if I have a mass storage device driver disc if so press 'S'
Then a screen comes up saying 'Please select SCSI adaptor from the folowing list, there is only one to pick, so click on that it then Searches floppy for what it needs but then comes up with message "File\2003x64\viamrx64.sys caused an unexpected error (1 at line 2113 in \xpsprtm\base\boot\setup\oemdisk.c
Downloaded twice more but same thing. I then tried another keyboard thinking that maybe the F6 key was not working.
Can you understand all that, hope so,
Thanks again.

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by CG IT In reply to Re-installing XP on SATA ...

well once you have the SATA driver installation issue during XP install resolved, how you get Windows to recognize the SATA drives is to change the boot order in the BIOS from boot IDE HDD to boot SCSI or if there isn't a boot SCSI option, boot other. SATA controllers are seen by Windows as SCSI drives [mass storage].

As far as the driver problem, might try a different floppy disc[new].

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by shantie In reply to

Thanks for the info on, boot order, did not know it would have to be SCSI or classed as Mass Storage, thank you

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by pierrejamme In reply to Re-installing XP on SATA ...

Is you SATA drive turned on in the BIOS. Have several Dell Optiplexes here with Sata and if it is turned off in BIOS they experience the same thing.
Peter

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by shantie In reply to

Sorry No the drive was not turned off in Bios, thank you

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by pierrejamme In reply to Re-installing XP on SATA ...

Is you SATA drive 0 turned on in the BIOS. Have several Dell Optiplexes here with Sata and if it is turned off in BIOS they experience the same thing.
Peter

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by pierrejamme In reply to

Sorry about the double post. Tried to stop the 1st one, just doesn't work.

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by shantie In reply to

Was not drive O settings it was in Integrated Peripherals, thank you

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