serial ATA with windows 2000


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Chris W

I have just put together a new machine with a serial ata hard drive, in
the bios I set it so the serial ata disk is mapped as standard IDE hard
drive and the setup seems to go fine till it wants to reboot and then I
get an INACCESSIBLE_BOOT_DEVICE error. I am guessing I need to load
some new drivers for the install to work. I have searched Seagate's
site and Microsoft but I can't seem to find anything. Does anyone know
where I can get drivers or get 2000 installed with out them. A quick
rundown on my system goes like this.

Gigabyte GA-8IK1100 Motherboard
Seagate ST380013AS SATA 80gig HD
Plextor 52x32x52 CD-RW drive
Gigabyte GeForce FX 5200 video card.
1 gig of RAM
No Floppy disk


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Chris W

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deserve neither liberty nor safety."
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Dave Patrick

Get the driver from the drive controller manufacturer then boot the Windows
2000 CD-Rom or setup disks and *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
serial ATA controller in drive "A"

If you wait and then S to specify additional drivers, then it may be too
late as Windows 2000 Setup at this point may have already assigned the
resources your drive's controller is wanting to use.


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Dave Patrick ....Please no email replies - reply in newsgroup.
Microsoft MVP [Windows NT/2000 Operating Systems]
http://www.microsoft.com/protect.

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| I have just put together a new machine with a serial ata hard drive, in
| the bios I set it so the serial ata disk is mapped as standard IDE hard
| drive and the setup seems to go fine till it wants to reboot and then I
| get an INACCESSIBLE_BOOT_DEVICE error. I am guessing I need to load
| some new drivers for the install to work. I have searched Seagate's
| site and Microsoft but I can't seem to find anything. Does anyone know
| where I can get drivers or get 2000 installed with out them. A quick
| rundown on my system goes like this.
|
| Gigabyte GA-8IK1100 Motherboard
| Seagate ST380013AS SATA 80gig HD
| Plextor 52x32x52 CD-RW drive
| Gigabyte GeForce FX 5200 video card.
| 1 gig of RAM
| No Floppy disk
|
|
| --
| Chris W
|
| "They that can give up essential liberty
| to obtain a little temporary safety
| deserve neither liberty nor safety."
| -- Benjamin Franklin, 1759 Historical Review of Pennsylvania
 
C

Chris W

Dave said:
Get the driver from the drive controller manufacturer then boot the Windows
2000 CD-Rom or setup disks and *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
serial ATA controller in drive "A"

If you wait and then S to specify additional drivers, then it may be too
late as Windows 2000 Setup at this point may have already assigned the
resources your drive's controller is wanting to use.
The problem with that is I can't find any drivers on Seagate's web site

--
Chris W

"They that can give up essential liberty
to obtain a little temporary safety
deserve neither liberty nor safety."
-- Benjamin Franklin, 1759 Historical Review of Pennsylvania
 
D

Dave Patrick

You need the controller driver. Nothing to do with the drive(s)

--
Regards,

Dave Patrick ....Please no email replies - reply in newsgroup.
Microsoft MVP [Windows NT/2000 Operating Systems]
http://www.microsoft.com/protect.

:
|
| The problem with that is I can't find any drivers on Seagate's web site
|
| --
| Chris W
|
| "They that can give up essential liberty
| to obtain a little temporary safety
| deserve neither liberty nor safety."
| -- Benjamin Franklin, 1759 Historical Review of Pennsylvania
 
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Peter

Chris W said:
The problem with that is I can't find any drivers on Seagate's web site
The SATA chipset on the Gigabyte motherboards emulates a SCSI
controller, not supported by the win2k install CD, which is why you
need the F6 business.

The driver for the SATA controller should be on the CD which comes
with the motherboard; alternatively go to www.gigabyte.com.tw and
download the latest version from there (always a good idea these
days!). Best to copy it onto a floppy, in case windows can't see the
CD at that moment.

I've spent enough time messing with SATA and have decided it's a waste
of time. The speed increase over EIDE is invisible, the fact that
windows sees a SCSI controller and not IDE means you get a strange
drive letter sequence (I *think* this is caused by that, having been
running SCSI for years at work, but I am not sure), and the RAID
function on these motherboards doesn't work. The SATA cables are very
pretty though :)

I had a mirror pair (SATA RAID) set up, and when after 6 months one of
the drives started generating lots of errors, I changed it according
to the very bare instructions provided (basically, you just swap it
over) I lost the lot and had to restore a tape. A great idea, but not
executed very well... I am on my 2nd Gigabyte SATA RAID motherboard
now. Next time I will stick to IDE.


Peter.
 

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