cannot access boot device (SATA)


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bob

Hi folks,
Got a problem my inlaws purchased a new desktop - P4 duo, 1GB RAM DVD
RW etc.
BUT it came with no HDD. So we went out and got a new Maxtor 160GB
SATA HDD.
Their old machine was had win 2000 pro sp4 all patched up.
with only a 10GB EIDE drive.
I ghosted the old drive to the new one(SATA), enabled S.M.A.R.T, and
tried to boot.
But every time I boot from the new (or old for that matter) HDD I get
the BSOD - 'cannot access boot device etc.......'
I have used Hirens CD to FDisk, format, reformat and do just about
every thing I can think of to be able to get this darn thing to just
boot up. But to no avail. I am stuck.
Any suggestions?? I would GREATLY appreciate any help. Please post
here.

Thank you.
 
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DL

You have to install sata/raid drivers from "floppy" using the F6 option
early in the process of setting up,or repairing, win2k (to install third
party drivers)
You may also have to amend bios settings to use sata, any requirement for
this will be explained in your mobo manual
The drivers are obtained from the mobo site, or will ahve been supplied with
your PC
 
B

bob

You have to install sata/raid drivers from "floppy" using the F6 option
early in the process of setting up,or repairing, win2k (to install third
party drivers)
You may also have to amend bios settings to use sata, any requirement for
this will be explained in your mobo manual
The drivers are obtained from the mobo site, or will ahve been supplied with
your PC







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This has no floppy drive. the drivers disk given from the HDD
manufacture is not a boot disk and after pressing F6 it will not read
from the drivers disk either.
The bios is already set for SATA (drive 0: HDD 1)
 
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D

DL

The F6 Option can *only* be used with a floppy
The sata/raid drivers are supplied by your motherboard manufacturer, not by
your hd manu.

Assuming you are using Win2k, you have to do a repair installation to
install motherboard chipset and other drivers, supplied iether with your
mobo.cd, or from the motherboard site. And this includes using F6 to install
sata raid drivers from floppy.

You will either have to fit a floppy drive, very cheap, use a usb floppy
drive or slipstream the sata raid drivers into a new win2k installation cd
Also read the motherboard manual as to whether there are any bios settings
that require amending, to use a sata drive as the boot drive.
 

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