Win2k setup does not detect hard drive


M

Matrix

Hi,
I have no luck on this installation so far, and this is the first
time i ran into this kind of problem. So pls let me know what advice
you guys can give me.

I have a relatively old motherboard by Tyan Tahoe II(1997) it supports
a dual P2 266 cpu. I have alot a PCI 8meg video card. sound card,
cdrom(primary) 6.4gb hd(slave).

I have format the hd into 1 large fat32 partition, and try to install
win2k, it gives me a mesg with "no hd detected pls make sure the power
or cable is installed correctly" or something like that. But the drive
is there and functional. I can install win98 on it w/o problem.

Then I try formating it into 1 large NTFS then install, same result.

I switch the hd to primary, same result.

The bios does detect my hd as 6.4 and so does win98.

I try taking out 1 cpu, still same result.

I hook up the drive to another pc and installed win2k on it, and then
hook it back up to the tyan mb and try to run win2k that way and it
will reboot after the initial win2k boot screen.

Any sugguestions? or experiences on this MB? Thanks alot
 
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Dave Patrick

You didn't mention the drive controller (possibly SCSI, or ultra DMA, or
ATA100, or raid), but you may need to boot the Windows 2000 setup disks or
CD-Rom 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 drive's 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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M

Matrix

Well I was thinking not resorting to that because someone gave me the
MB, and he doesn't have the drivers for the MB anymore. Its not a new
MB. and so I don't think its SCSI, ATA100, or raid. I think it might
just be DMA, I try looking into the manufacture's website for driver,
they don't have it anymore. although they still have the bios flashing
software for the MB. But is that the F6 necessary because win98 setup
detected the drive? Do you know if I can use some generic driver?
Thanks

Dave Patrick said:
You didn't mention the drive controller (possibly SCSI, or ultra DMA, or
ATA100, or raid), but you may need to boot the Windows 2000 setup disks or
CD-Rom 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 drive's 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.

--
Regards,

Dave Patrick ....Please no email replies - reply in newsgroup.
Microsoft MVP [Windows NT/2000 Operating Systems]

Matrix said:
Hi,
I have no luck on this installation so far, and this is the first
time i ran into this kind of problem. So pls let me know what advice
you guys can give me.

I have a relatively old motherboard by Tyan Tahoe II(1997) it supports
a dual P2 266 cpu. I have alot a PCI 8meg video card. sound card,
cdrom(primary) 6.4gb hd(slave).

I have format the hd into 1 large fat32 partition, and try to install
win2k, it gives me a mesg with "no hd detected pls make sure the power
or cable is installed correctly" or something like that. But the drive
is there and functional. I can install win98 on it w/o problem.

Then I try formating it into 1 large NTFS then install, same result.

I switch the hd to primary, same result.

The bios does detect my hd as 6.4 and so does win98.

I try taking out 1 cpu, still same result.

I hook up the drive to another pc and installed win2k on it, and then
hook it back up to the tyan mb and try to run win2k that way and it
will reboot after the initial win2k boot screen.

Any sugguestions? or experiences on this MB? Thanks alot
 

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