XP 64-bit & Best IDE Controller


S

Scientific

Hello all,

Can anyone tell me where to find a good IDE Controller that supports WinXP
64-bit. Currently I have a Siig UltraATA 133 PCI controller card for which I
downloaded 64-bit drivers for but they don't work and I get an XP 64-bit
error message that says:

"File \amd64\pnp680.sys caused an unexpected error (18) at line 2335 in
d:\srvrtm\base\boot\setup\oemdisk.c"

Needless to say Windows XP 64 won't install with the drivers I downloaded
from Siig. When I asked Siig which of the drivers from the zip archive do I
add to the floppy disk they just said "You have to extract the downloaded
driver files to the root directory of your floppy diskette." Well, a lot of
help that turned out not to be since there were four different folders in the
archive, geez.

Anyway, I have two huge IDE drives I want to use in my SATA system but the
controller card drivers are an issue with XP 64. Any help is greatly
appreciated.

-S
 
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Andrew E.

64-bit systems usually run on servers hardware,most server boards dont
run much IDE.However,try wdc web-site (western digital),they have/had links
to "promise hardware" which produces alot of add-in cards.
 
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Paul

Scientific said:
Hello all,

Can anyone tell me where to find a good IDE Controller that supports WinXP
64-bit. Currently I have a Siig UltraATA 133 PCI controller card for which I
downloaded 64-bit drivers for but they don't work and I get an XP 64-bit
error message that says:

"File \amd64\pnp680.sys caused an unexpected error (18) at line 2335 in
d:\srvrtm\base\boot\setup\oemdisk.c"

Needless to say Windows XP 64 won't install with the drivers I downloaded
from Siig. When I asked Siig which of the drivers from the zip archive do I
add to the floppy disk they just said "You have to extract the downloaded
driver files to the root directory of your floppy diskette." Well, a lot of
help that turned out not to be since there were four different folders in the
archive, geez.

Anyway, I have two huge IDE drives I want to use in my SATA system but the
controller card drivers are an issue with XP 64. Any help is greatly
appreciated.

-S

That sounds like a Silicon Image 0680a. The chip was originally designed
by CMD and then bought by SI. The chip was updated a bit and I think that
is the 0680a.

http://www.siliconimage.com/support/supportsearchresults.aspx?pid=31&cid=3&ctid=2&osid=8&

The latest BASE driver is this one (BASE being non-RAID). I don't know
if there is a dependence on the flash chip contents on the card or not
(like a need for the flash chip to contain BASE code, rather than RAID
code). If your card was RAID, by virtue of having RAID code in the
flash chip, can you use a BASE driver ? I don't know that part.

http://www.siliconimage.com/docs/680_x64_BASE_1.2.7.0_logo.zip

09/19/2008 12:37a <DIR> AMD64
09/19/2008 12:37a <DIR> IA64
01/23/2007 05:55p 52,076 readme.htm
06/28/2007 01:28p 1,235 TxtSetup.oem

You'd copy AMD64, IA64, and TxtSetup.oem to a floppy, if you wanted
to install Windows on a drive connected to the 0680.

*******

The Promise Ultra133 TX2 drivers are listed here, and that is a card
with a couple IDE connectors on it. Now, looking at the list here,
I see Vista x64 at the top of the page, but I'm not sure WinXP x64
is there or not. I downloaded a WinXP driver, and don't see anything
that looks like 64 bit support. So you may be better off continuing
to work on the 0680.

http://www.promise.com/support/download/download2_eng.asp?productId=87&category=driver&os=0&go=GO

*******
There are some boards that use VIA VT6421, with one IDE connector,
which would be another possible solution.

This is the chip used.
http://www.via.com.tw/en/products/peripherals/serial-ata_raid/vt6421/

Yet another confusing driver page. Windows XP 64-Bit is named.
http://www.viaarena.com/default.aspx?PageID=420&OSID=2&CatID=2560&SubCatID=117

Sample card using VT6421.
http://www.startech.com/Share/ProductSpecs/PDF/PCISAT2IDE1.pdf?c=US

Judging by the looks of things, it'll be easy to build a pile
of half-working controller cards...

Paul
 
S

Scientific

Andy, Paul,

Thank you so much for putting in the time figuring out what I need to do to
resolve my issue. I never anticipated this kind of effort from you in an
attempt to help me. I am completely blown away from the response I have
recieved from posting this thread. I shall follow instructions recieved from
you both and will post back here with results. Again, I cannot thank you
enough for your efforts here. All I can say is thank god for people like you
who give so freely of their time and show such commitment in helping those of
us in need. The result of what you have done here inspires me to do the same
for others as well.

-S
 
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S

Scientific

Andy, Paul,

Can you see me dancing in my bedroom and jumping up and down. You have
achieved what I thought was the impossible. Thanks to your efforts Windows
XP 64-bit is now ready to be installed on my system with the GOOD drivers I
downloaded from siliconimage.com. I didn't even need to use the update flash
utility.

You know I noticed something right away though. The site I went to for help
and ended up with 64-bit drivers that wouldn't work is siig.com, but the site
with the good and working drivers is siliconimage.com. I wonder if these two
sites are independant or are one in the same, go figure.

At any rate, I shall post back to the siig.com site and tell them what
happened here and how the good folks on the Microsoft forum did for me what
they couldn't do. I'll also let them know that the only reason I will buy
products from them again is because of the help I recieved here. They should
hire the both of you as part of their support team :) Good job and I hope
others can benefit from this post.

-S
 
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Andy

Andy, Paul,

Can you see me dancing in my bedroom and jumping up and down. You have
achieved what I thought was the impossible. Thanks to your efforts Windows
XP 64-bit is now ready to be installed on my system with the GOOD drivers I
downloaded from siliconimage.com. I didn't even need to use the update flash
utility.

You know I noticed something right away though. The site I went to for help
and ended up with 64-bit drivers that wouldn't work is siig.com, but the site
with the good and working drivers is siliconimage.com. I wonder if these two
sites are independant or are one in the same, go figure.

Silicon Image makes the chip that Siig uses on the card that they
(Siig) make. Those two companies are independent. Since the driver is
for the chip that's on the card, the chip manufacturer will generally
have the lastest driver.
 

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