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SATA Not taking XP

by OHaskell / March 3, 2006 3:32 AM PST

I have a SATA setup and this is the first install for XP. So here is the set up

P4 3.0gig HTT
Abit uguru mobo 775 chip set
512 ram
X800 Ati Radeon X800 pro PCIe
IDE cd burner & DVD rom
FDD 3.5

So i have the SATA set in SATA1 and the bios is at defaults. When i go to istall windows i get to as far installing the drivers then it freezes... i actually just though of something... the bios sets it self up for SATA 2 but i dont know if i am missing anything else?

And why does it freeze?

This is rather frustrating! Please HELP!!!

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Very proper.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 3, 2006 3:54 AM PST
In reply to: SATA Not taking XP

You need to review how to install XP on this new hardware. Microsoft supplied some basic drivers but not for SATA and not for your motherboard. Somewhere in the motherboard manual should be some mention of tapping the F6 key and feeding it some diskette.

If not, pack it up and return as defective.


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I have the diskettes
by OHaskell / March 3, 2006 5:50 AM PST
In reply to: Very proper.

i have the disk but it freezes after the disk loads the driver... it goes to a black screen with some words... after reviewing it it loosk like its my memory

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Then the unit is defective.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 3, 2006 8:45 AM PST
In reply to: I have the diskettes

Begin the RMA process. XP loads fine on good hardware.


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Double check Bios settings
by billzhills / March 3, 2006 11:14 PM PST
In reply to: SATA Not taking XP

The SATA device must be active and as the primary boot device.

Remove every device, add-in card you do not need for install. This is to isolate any bad hwd. If install completes install all drivers then add removed devices back in one by one. Any failure device is bad.



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New Findings on the the problem
by OHaskell / March 5, 2006 12:09 PM PST

Last night i took it to a cyber cafe i am a regular at and we took every part and tested it in another computer. What is strange to me is when i first gave it to him to work on it, the 3.5 floppy was fine then we got a keyboard error. we went into BIOS and said halt on all except keyboard, worked fine. then no floppy found... try the floppy in another computer, the hardwear is fine... so i now have to RMA it and its just a big pain in the as$ because this always happens to me!!!! GRRRR!

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