After some more research, I was able to figure out that I need to install a SCSI driver from Alienware at the beginning of the XP installation. I'll let you know if I'm successful.
The problem is that I can't access the driver area without an account. To get an account, you need to enter the original zip code, e-mail address, and account number which were registered at the time the computer was sold. Yuck. I'll have to e-mail them directly.
Can I get some love for Alienware!?
Relevant system specs:
Intel 3.2 Ghz HT processor 5xx
1 GB DDR2 RAM
60 GB 7200 RPM Hitachi Travelstar E7K60
I had a system crash caused by Norton GoBack and then had to clear my CMOS. So, this is the situation now:
I was getting the "Operating System Not Found" error. So, I tried installing XP again, but installation couldn't detect my hard drive (I can see it in POST). I got another hard drive identical to the one I had already, but installation still can't see the hard drive. I tried to see if I could install a third party SCSI driver, but it didn't let me.
I believe the hard drive controller is showing up in the CMOS (PCI SCSI: SATA378 TX2plus DO). So, is there something else in the CMOS that is set incorrectly or is this something bigger?
My system isn't under warranty, since I bought from a guy off of Ebay. It was working fine until I made the mistake of installing GoBack.. So, any help you can give is greatly appreciated.
Here are my current BIOS settings:
I/O Device Configuration:
Serial port A: Enabled
Serial port B: Enabled
Parallel port: Enabled
Mode: ECP (Other modes: Output Only, Bi-Directional, EPP)
Route Port 80h cycles to: LCP (Other mode: PCI)
HyperThreading Technology: Enabled
Power on Beep : Disabled
Card Reader : Enabled
RAID/ATA Mode Select : ATA Mode (Other modes: RAID, Disabled... I had to clear the CMOS because I selected Disabled once and then I couldn't even access the CMOS)
Display Time on LED : Enabled
IDE 0: NEC DVD +/- RW ND 6500A-(P
PCI SCSI: SATA378 TX2plus D0
Excluded from order: