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JM^3
19-10-2004, 00:30:04
OK, so I put it all together

and downloaded Win XP 64bit addition

but I can't get it to recongise my SATA harddrive (Raptor)

please help

Jon Miller
(it doesn't help that I forgot to buy a CDRom and so have an old 16x one that barely works that I use to run the disk)

Sir Penguin
19-10-2004, 00:53:26
You probably need to download the drivers for your SATA controller onto a floppy disk, and install them when the XP installation starts up (I think it's F6, to install 3rd-party SATA and RAID drivers, or something).

SP

JM^3
19-10-2004, 04:32:01
hmm

that has been sort of what I have been seeing as I trawl the message boards

Jon Miller

JM^3
19-10-2004, 04:35:48
so I dont' really understand well what to do

do I do something with this http://www.promise.com/support/download/download2_eng.asp?productId=107&category=driver&os=0 ??

there was also something at the assus site, but I think that might have only been for 2003, not for 64bit

there have been a bunch of things like that that have been offered as a solution to other people who appear to have a similiar problem as me, but no more explanation is given

Jon Miller

Asher
19-10-2004, 04:40:41
64bit windows won't be final til next year sometime.

Just get 32bit.

Asher
19-10-2004, 04:41:23
You'll need 64-bit drivers on a floppy disk to get your SATA recognized.

JM^3
19-10-2004, 04:49:52
hmm

so you just stick in the floppy disk, than on start up press f6?

Jon Miller

JM^3
19-10-2004, 05:21:42
I am really thinking that this might be more work than I want to do currently

and that I will jus tinstall Win2K until WinXP64bit becomes more stable

JM

Asher
19-10-2004, 05:24:55
Install WinXP Pro

Win2K, WinXP, WinXP64...you'll need a driver floppy in any case

JM^3
19-10-2004, 05:41:16
hmm

I don't have winxp pro

I guess I will try again with this install

the reason why I am geting concerned is that there seems to be a huge number of drivers that are often updated for it

Jon miller

Sir Penguin
19-10-2004, 06:32:40
I don't think that's really important. What's important is that you can read the drive to install onto it, and to read from and write to it in Windows. Once you've got a working installation, you'll be able to update the drivers whenever you want.

What's your SATA controller?

SP

JM^3
19-10-2004, 07:03:20
I have a promise raid controller, and a kt800 one

motherboard http://www.asus.com/products/mb/socket939/a8v-d/overview.htm

VIA K8T800Pro + VT8237

Promise 20378 RAID controller

I am trying to use the Promise, I beleive

Jon Miller

JM^3
19-10-2004, 07:28:29
triumph

WinXP-64bit sees my harddrive

installation has begun

Jon Miller

JM^3
19-10-2004, 08:15:01
Only core part not working is the graphics card now

(well, I have graphics, it just isn't using the full power of my card)

I am sure that there are nice features (like temp management ones) that aren't running rght now for lack of drivers, but core stuff like the onboard ethernet is working

Jon Miller

Unregistered
19-10-2004, 08:19:35
now I am posting from it

Jon Miller

JM^3
19-10-2004, 08:45:49
not for the shift of computers which have the nice seat and the monitor

Jon Miller

JM^3
19-10-2004, 09:36:15
On new computer, posting, using Mozilla.

Now just to figure out how to get over everything I need without getting over the mess.

Jon Miller