OxOOOOOO7B Error after XP Pro install on SATA HD


G

Geert

Hi all,

I have a problem with installing XP Pro on my computer. I got a fresh WD
SATA HD (WD3200AAKS), hooked it up to the SATA1_SB port on the motherboard
(Gigabyte GA-K8NS Pro) and installed XP from CD. Installation works perfect
(without providing drives on floppy via the F6 option) but when it is
finished and it reboots, XP gives me the following "blue screen" message:

"A problem had detected and windows has been shut down to prevent damgae to
your computer. If this is the first time you've seen this Stop error screen,
restart your computer.

If this screen appears again, folow these steps:
Check for viruses on your computer. Remove any newly installed hard drives
or hard drive controllers. Check your hard drive to make sure it is properly
configured and terminated.
Run CHKDSK /F to check for hard drive curruption, and then restart your
computer.

Technical information:

*** STOP : OxOOOOOO7B (OxF898963C, OxC0000034, OxOOOOOOOO, 0x00000000)"

I disabled all RAID functions in the BIOS since I only have 1 HD and I don't
want to use RAID function.
So I searched the internet and it seemed to me it was a driver problem.

I downloaded the "NVIDIA nForce3 250 / Ultra Driver (Preinstall driver,
press F6 during Windows setup to read from floppy) O.S. : Windows XP" driver
from the Gigabyte website, put it on a flopppy and used it during install
with F6.

However, XP is telling me that the driver files are older than the ones on
the XP CD. But what the heck, just use them and continue. Again it installs
and I still get the blue screen.

So I got a manual from the Gigabyte site and it told me to use the driver
provided on the CDrom specifically for installing XP on the nForce3 250
chipset. So I did. I made the flop, fed it during XP install and it just
tells me that the files are older than the ones on the XP cdrom. But I force
to use the driver on the flop. When it continues to install it's telling me
that it can not copy the drivers files from the flop to the HD so it gives
you the option to skip them or quit installation. As you can guess, I am
still confronted with the same blue screen...

I am a bit out of options now. Any help?

* motherboard rev. 1.0 Gigabyte GA-K8NS Pro
* BIOS F6
* HD WD3200AAKS (WD Caviar Blue 320Gb SATA

Many thanks,

Geert
 
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R

Rich Barry

See if this helps. It's from WD Support.

Single Install:

1.. Make sure your drive is detected by your SATA controller.


Note: If the Serial ATA controller supports RAID, you may need to define
your drive in a RAID Array before Windows will see the drive, even if the
motherboard or system drivers are being loaded correctly. This still must
occur even if you are installing a single drive. Please contact your system
or RAID controller manufacturer for assistance on defining your drive in a
RAID Array.


2.. Insert the Windows XP CD into the CD-ROM drive and restart the system.


Note: You may need to press the F6 key to load the driver for the SATA
controller before XP can find a drive to install to. See Answer ID 127 for
more information.


3.. From the partitioning option screen, create the partition size you
want by pressing C. If you are formatting using FAT32, each partition cannot
be larger than 32GB. For more information about this limitation, please see
Microsoft Article 184006.

If you are formatting using NTFS, there is no size limit on partitions.
After the partition(s) have been created and formatted, continue with the
Windows XP installation.
 
G

Geert

Hi Rich Barry,

Thanks for your reply! My nVidia nForce3 250 chipset has an internal SATA
controller to which I hooked up the HD. In BIOS I can set the mode to BASE
instead of RAID which I have done because I did not want to use RAID (because
I have a single disc).

If I am going to set the function back to RAID, which mode can I use? RAID
mode 0 and 1 are not possible because I only have one driver. Should the
spanning mode work with one HD?

I'll try this. Many thanks,

Geert
 
G

Geert

Hi Rich,

I downloaded the drivers that one can install during XP setup and tried
them. However, it does not make any difference. Installation always works and
when I reboot it detects windows but says that it shut down incorrectlythe
last time. So I can start-up in normal and safe mode. However, whatever I
choose I'll get my infamous screen...

I also tried this:
http://europe.giga-byte.com/FileList/Manual/motherboard_manual_sata_raid_os_nforce3_e.pdf

Now I also set my SATA HD to 150Mb/s speed.

I am going to flash the bios and see whether this helps.

I keep wondering why I can fully install XP but it does not start up after
booting.

Many thanks for your ideas, I really appreciate it!

Geert
 
G

Geert

Problem solved!

What the exact solution was I can not say, but I did the following things
and it finally worked:

* set my HD manually to the 150Mb/s speed with a jumper as my MB does not
support the higher 300 mB/s rate.

* the CDrom drive was hooked up to IDE 1. I do not know whether it was
critical, but I hooked it up to IDE 2 to prevent the cdrom being contrrolled
as a HD and causing a conflict (since IDE 1 is typically used for HD).

* I used Nlite to slipstream the drivers for my SATA controllers and this
finally provided the solution. Before I had a Floppy drive hooked up to
install the drivers, but although XP installation with F6 could identify the
drivers on the floppy, when it came to copying the files later in the install
process it gave errors. This was solved by slipstreaming the drivers on the
cdrom.

BTW I dumped the flop drive in the trash... it caused me more problems than
it solved ;-)

Thanks to Nlite.

Geert
 
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G

Geert

Problem solved!

What the exact solution was I can not say, but I did the following things
and it finally worked:

* set my HD manually to the 150Mb/s speed with a jumper as my MB does not
support the higher 300 mB/s rate.

* the CDrom drive was hooked up to IDE 1. I do not know whether it was
critical, but I hooked it up to IDE 2 to prevent the cdrom being contrrolled
as a HD and causing a conflict (since IDE 1 is typically used for HD).

* I used Nlite to slipstream the drivers for my SATA controllers and this
finally provided the solution. Before I had a Floppy drive hooked up to
install the drivers, but although XP installation with F6 could identify the
drivers on the floppy, when it came to copying the files later in the install
process it gave errors. This was solved by slipstreaming the drivers on the
cdrom.

BTW I dumped the flop drive in the trash... it caused me more problems than
it solved ;-)

Thanks to Nlite.

Geert
 

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