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(Could not retrieve information about the disk on this PC)

by alvaro1969 / February 27, 2007 11:54 AM PST

Hey Folks, looking for a little advice on a Vista 32bit install that is failing to run.
I have a ECS P4M800PRO-M (V2.0) board

CHIPSET
VIA

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Good post, but look at ECS (link)
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 27, 2007 11:09 PM PST
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I know i noticed.
by alvaro1969 / February 28, 2007 7:00 AM PST

That was the first site I hit when I came across the errors. I think now
it's just about figuring it out and coming up with work around, instead of being defeated by MS. It would be too easy to just replace the MOBO. Thx anyway..

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Just sharing.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 28, 2007 7:17 AM PST
In reply to: I know i noticed.

I'm watching too many home builders fighting and losing this battle. I expect a lot of hardware to get changed out if manufacturers (ECS and others) don't hurry up.

Bob

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Vista Support
by Morkeleb / February 28, 2007 10:09 PM PST
In reply to: Just sharing.

Indeed, it seemes some manufacturers dont do anything about vista. No signs of vista compliance, no visa drivers.

About vista not finding harddisks: It is probably because the disk controllers are not known to vista. Try it with the latest xp or windows 2000 drivers (if no vista drivers are available). Store it on a supporte media (cd, dvd, usb stick) and when you install you are given the option to specify a driver.
This may work as at least for vista 32 bit many xp drivers work (even though you might have to install them manually by specifiying the location and not auto-detecting it).

Maybe this helps...

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I already tried that also....
by alvaro1969 / March 1, 2007 4:23 AM PST
In reply to: Vista Support

One think that I find odd about this Vista install is that MS has always added the option to F6 and add drivers for external controllers. With my install the files begin to copy over, then we go into the language section, then it gives me HDD unable to find. Now, here is were I should be able to load my external drives, yet the option is not available! ODD! them I have no other option but to exit the install. I know that
the reason it doesnt see the drive is because the HDD Controller is not in the HCL in Vista, but what bothers me is that the option to add the drivers is not available. I have the update drives from VIA but cannot find a way to install. thx anyway, i'll keep the post updated if I find a fix.

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