SATA text mode driver


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New install of Windows 2000 Professional Edition fails to format disk when I
try to install Windows 2000 to new SATA hard drive (320 GB). Windows 2000
installs fine on this system if I'm using a "plain" ATA hard drive. Details
* Works fine if I install this SATA drive as an add-on to this system i(f
Win 2000 is already installed and running on a separate ATA hard drive.)
* Linux installs and runs fine on the SATA hard drive.
* My ata/sata controller is Intel 82801EB (ICH5). Intell state that the
native Microsoft driver should work fine.
http://www.intel.com/support/chipsets/iaa/sb/cs-009292.htm
* My MoBo is Asus P4P800. Asus told me native Microsoft driver should work
fine. Only driver available from them is for 82801ER.
(http://dlsvr01.asus.com/pub/ASUS/misc/utils/iaa35r.zip)
* Native Microsoft driver only works when drive added to existing Windows
2000 system. New install to SATA drive fails to format disk.

Do I need a text mode driver for this controller to add by hitting F6 during
install? If so where can I find it? Is it instead just a large drive size
limitation? Or is it something else I'm missing?
 
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Dave Patrick

Yes. From the drive controller or mobo manufacturer's web site.

To do a clean install, either boot the Windows 2000 install CD-Rom or setup
disks. The set of four install disks can be created from your Windows 2000
CD-Rom; change to the \bootdisk directory on the CD-Rom and execute
makeboot.exe (from dos) or makebt32.exe (from 32 bit) and follow the
prompts.

(Note: If your drive controller is not natively supported then you'll want
to boot the Windows 2000 install CD-Rom. Then *F6* very early and very
important (at setup is inspecting your system) in the setup to prevent drive
controller detection, and select S to specify additional drivers. Then later
you'll be prompted to insert the manufacturer supplied Windows 2000 driver
for your drive controller in drive "A")

Setup inspects your computer's hardware configuration and then begins to
install the Setup and driver files. When the Windows 2000 Professional
screen appears, press ENTER to set up Windows 2000 Professional.

Read the license agreement, and then press the F8 key to accept the terms of
the license agreement and continue the installation.

When the Windows 2000 Professional Setup screen appears, all the existing
partitions and the unpartitioned spaces are listed for each physical hard
disk. Use the ARROW keys to select the partitions Press D to delete an
existing partition, If you press D to delete an existing partition, you must
then press L (or press ENTER, and then press L if it is the System
partition) to confirm that you want to delete the partition. Repeat this
step for each of the existing partitions When all the partitions are deleted
press F3 to exit setup, (to avoid unexpected drive letter assignments with
your new install) then restart the pc then when you get to this point in
setup again select the unpartitioned space, and then press C to create a new
partition and specify the size (if required). Windows will by default use
all available space.

Be sure to apply SP4 and these two below to your new install before
connecting to any network. Internet included. (sasser, msblast)
http://download.microsoft.com/download/E/6/A/E6A04295-D2A8-40D0-A0C5-241BFECD095E/W2KSP4_EN.EXE
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/MS03-043.mspx
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/MS03-049.mspx

Then

Rollup 1 for Microsoft Windows 2000 Service Pack 4
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/...CF-8850-4531-B52B-BF28B324C662&displaylang=en


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Regards,

Dave Patrick ....Please no email replies - reply in newsgroup.
Microsoft Certified Professional
Microsoft MVP [Windows]
http://www.microsoft.com/protect

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| Do I need a text mode driver for this controller to add by hitting F6
during
| install? If so where can I find it? Is it instead just a large drive size
| limitation? Or is it something else I'm missing?
|
 

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