installing SATA drive to ASUS A8V Deluxe


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mosiek

Hi,
I've just purchased a 300GB SATA hard drive from Maxtor and I have an
ASUS A8V Deluxe motherboard.
I also have two other hard drives - 120GB and 60GB connected via IDE.
The new hard drive is recognised by the BIOS and by Windows, I
formatted it.
I'd like to install the OS - Win XP Pro on the new drive. So I
unplugged the two other hard drives but I've got a problem - when I
press F6 while the installing program is launched, I am asked to insert
a floppy disk so that the hard drive on SATA can be installed. Before
that I downloaded the driver from ASUS' web site but it does not work.
As a consequence, I am not able to install Windows on this drive!
Can somebody help me to find out how to achieve my goal?
Mosiek
 
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AndyP

mosiek said:
Hi,
I've just purchased a 300GB SATA hard drive from Maxtor and I have an
ASUS A8V Deluxe motherboard.
I also have two other hard drives - 120GB and 60GB connected via IDE.
The new hard drive is recognised by the BIOS and by Windows, I
formatted it.
I'd like to install the OS - Win XP Pro on the new drive. So I
unplugged the two other hard drives but I've got a problem - when I
press F6 while the installing program is launched, I am asked to insert
a floppy disk so that the hard drive on SATA can be installed. Before
that I downloaded the driver from ASUS' web site but it does not work.
As a consequence, I am not able to install Windows on this drive!
Can somebody help me to find out how to achieve my goal?
Mosiek

The drivers are also on the motherboard CD. They have to be stored on the
floppy in certain way so that some files are in the root directory of the
floppy and others are in a folder. The motherboard CD may also have a
utility called Make Driver Disk and this will setthe files into the right
place on the floppy. Sorry I cannot tell you the exact way to put them on
the floppy but I did manage to work it out with trial and error and I think
the SETUPOEM.TXT file on the drivers disk gives some pointers.

Andy
 
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Peter van der Goes

AndyP said:
The drivers are also on the motherboard CD. They have to be stored on the
floppy in certain way so that some files are in the root directory of the
floppy and others are in a folder. The motherboard CD may also have a
utility called Make Driver Disk and this will setthe files into the right
place on the floppy. Sorry I cannot tell you the exact way to put them on
the floppy but I did manage to work it out with trial and error and I
think the SETUPOEM.TXT file on the drivers disk gives some pointers.

Andy
Yes the drivers are there, both for the VIA and Promise RAID. There is a
MakeDisk.exe for each driver set. Locations on my cd:

(Drive):\VIARAID\6420RAID\DriverDisk

(Drive):\Promise\378RAID

The OP will, of course, have to use the MakeDisk.exe appropriate to the RAID
controller he intends to use.
 

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