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cant install sata drivers

by deflator--2008 / January 16, 2007 9:30 AM PST

I am trying to install windows xp home on my computer, with 2 250gb sata harddrives. I have the drivers, i made a disk to install them from during setup. the disk is setup correctly with all the files in the root directory.
windows setup asks me to hit f6 first thing, but pressing the key doesnt do anything?? So I let it load stuff for a minute then it tells me there is no mass storage device, i hit s and it asks me to insert the disk. I do, press enter and nothing happens. it just asks for the manufactureres disk again...
i enabled sata and the drives in the bios and set them up as raid 0
i am at a loss, i did everything correctly as far as i can tell

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"I made a disk and it is correctly setup"
by Kees Bakker / January 16, 2007 5:53 PM PST

and still Windows XP doesn't recognize it.

Consider the possibility the disk isn't setup correctly enough. Can you donwload the correct disk from the disk makers site?

Kees

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motherboard model
by linkit / January 16, 2007 8:55 PM PST

What motherboard make & model?

If you downloaded the SATA/RAID driver from the motherboard maker's website, make sure it is in a form that can be used by the Windows XP installation program. If it is compressed (.zip or other), then you need to extract it before you place it on a floppy disk.

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gah...
by deflator--2008 / January 17, 2007 12:30 PM PST
In reply to: motherboard model

I have the files (.cat, .sys .oem etc) in the root of the disk, its an asus m2n32-sli deluxe mobo. It didnt come with a driver disk, but the cd it came with had make disk programs that created the driver disks that dont work. So my computer is a $2400 paper weight and asus apparently does not care. I'm down to trying to slipstream the drivers into a xp install disk, who knows if thatll work

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