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Installing SATA HDD and OS (WinXP)

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Hello all, this is a carry-over from an older post of mine where I... well, I won't get into it. Needless to say, I now have all the components I believe I will need in order to install my new 3.5 inch SATA HDD as well as Win XP Pro x64 Edition on my computer.

OS: Windows XP Professional x64 Edition

HDD: Barracuda? 7200.11 Hard Drives - http://www.seagate.com/www/en-us/products/...racuda_7200.11/

Motherboard: Micro-Star International, MS-7082 (Chipset; SiS/661FX) *Note, I am NOT installing a motherboard, I just thought this was useful info.

What I need is a thorough walk-through of installation procedures for the HDD, especially where installing the drivers from a boot disk are concerned, as I was told I would need to do, as well as verification that I have indeed acquired the correct drivers.

All your help is very much appreciated,

Thanks in advance!

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You should be able to skip the F6 thing if windows can see the drive so try that first then you can update the driver in windows.

For the F6 thing should you need it.

Have SiS 964 Chipset SATA Drivers on Floppy disk in after the CD has booted.

After “Press any key to boot from CD....” the blue Setup screen appears press “F6” now then eventually a screen to specify drivers will show press “S” then select the right driver and enter.

If all went well windows will see the drive.

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You should be able to skip the F6 thing if windows can see the drive so try that first then you can update the driver in windows.

For the F6 thing should you need it.

Have SiS 964 Chipset SATA Drivers on Floppy disk in after the CD has booted.

After ?Press any key to boot from CD....? the blue Setup screen appears press ?F6? now then eventually a screen to specify drivers will show press ?S? then select the right driver and enter.

If all went well windows will see the drive.

Thank you for the reply,

Initially, in an older post, I was attempting to add this SATA drive as a secondary, but it wasn't being recognized I surmise that it was due to the lack of drivers being installed during the initial OS install.

A question regarding the disk; I've seen some rather involved procedures for setting up a "boot disk" with the drivers on it in an executable fashion, were you suggesting that I would simply need to "place" the drivers onto the disk and they should be loadable as is, or will I need to get instructions on the whole "makedisk" procedure?

Thanks again

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A question regarding the disk; I've seen some rather involved procedures for setting up a "boot disk" with the drivers on it in an executable fashion, were you suggesting that I would simply need to "place" the drivers onto the disk and they should be loadable as is, or will I need to get instructions on the whole "makedisk" procedure?

Just put the driver files on disk not in a folder and then do the following as listed above when installing XP.

Have SiS 964 Chipset SATA Drivers on Floppy disk in after the CD has booted.

After ?Press any key to boot from CD....? the blue Setup screen appears press ?F6? now then eventually a screen to specify drivers will show press ?S? then select the right driver and enter.

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Just put the driver files on disk not in a folder and then do the following as listed above when installing XP.

Appreciated, I'll try this.

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Just put the driver files on disk not in a folder and then do the following as listed above when installing XP.

Hello again, I've downloaded a file that contains a bunch of other folders and files and I am unsure what exactly from this download needs to go on the disk, as it is well over the 1.44 mb size.

Here's the link from the official site:

http://www.msi.com/index.php?func=driverfi...no=5380&i=1

Here is the link:

http://driverscollection.com/?H=SiS%20964/...I%20(Microstar)

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EDIT: From the files in the Official link. Use the 4 files located in the 964_180\WS03XP64 folder.

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EDIT: From the files in the Official link. Use the 4 files located in the 964_180\WS03XP64 folder.

Okay, I'm not sure if I did that before, but when I did try the disk it said something like, "could not find txtsetup.oem," but I'll go back and make sure I've got just the files you mentioned.

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Usually all it's really looking for is that .inf file.

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Usually all it's really looking for is that .inf file.

Well, so far this is how things happened:

I put in the XP cd and windows setup began and on the bottom of the screen, among other things, it stated "press F6" for installing the SATA things, so it was then that I promptly inserted the floppy and pressed F6, it got to a point to continue, but I wasn't sure if anything installed or if I missed the opportunity so I discontinued.

After trying again, instead of windows sort of installing things like last time it got to a point where it said that no drive or whatever could be found, now is the time to "press S" if you have third party stuff and so that's what I did and it said the "could not find txt.setup' deal.

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I don't think so. Format the floppy and copy just the 4 files from the folder (straight to the disk, no folders or anything) from the official download link. Then try and do the F6 thing, it'll take a few for it to actually ask for the disk and copy the drivers after you've hit F6.

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I don't think so. Format the floppy and copy just the 4 files from the folder (straight to the disk, no folders or anything) from the official download link. Then try and do the F6 thing, it'll take a few for it to actually ask for the disk and copy the drivers after you've hit F6.

Alright, I'll try again.

Again, it displays a sort of alternating marquee at the beginning that lists pressing F6 as an option and I tap it a bunch of times to no discernible effect.

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Alright, I'll try again.

Again, it displays a sort of alternating marquee at the beginning that lists pressing F6 as an option and I tap it a bunch of times to no discernible effect.

It takes 30 seconds to a minute or so after hitting F6 for it to actually ask for the disk (if I remember correctly), but I do remember that nothing happens right after you hit F6 (other than it continues to load the normal files for the XP setup).

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I don't think so. Format the floppy and copy just the 4 files from the folder (straight to the disk, no folders or anything) from the official download link. Then try and do the F6 thing, it'll take a few for it to actually ask for the disk and copy the drivers after you've hit F6.

So, it got this far and never requested anything about a disk after I pressed F6 in the beginning:

Windows XP Professinal Setup

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Welcome to Setup

This portion of the Setup program prepares Microsoft ®

Windows ® to run on your computer.

To set up Windows now, press ENTER

To repair a Windows installation using

Recovery Console, press R.

To quit Setup without installing Windows, press F3

ENTER = Continue R = Repair F3 = Quit

What should I do here? Has it detected the drive or what?

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Yeah, just hit ENTER, then it should ask you which disk to install to, if you want to format it, what file system you want (Fat32, NTFS), do you want a normal or quick format, etc.

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Yeah, just hit ENTER

Okay... here goes nothing... dun, dun, dun!!!

Yeah, just hit ENTER, then it should ask you which disk to install to, if you want to format it, what file system you want (Fat32, NTFS), do you want a normal or quick format, etc.

Oops, I think I know what may have happened; I still had a USB drive plugged in from before... :0

Here we go again.

Yeah, just hit ENTER, then it should ask you which disk to install to, if you want to format it, what file system you want (Fat32, NTFS), do you want a normal or quick format, etc.

I accidentally left another USB drive plugged in and that's what it detected, now it goes back to that "press S" screen where it then says "The file txtsetup.oem could not be found. Press any key to continue."

This is after I insert the floppy and press "S"

Yeah, just hit ENTER, then it should ask you which disk to install to, if you want to format it, what file system you want (Fat32, NTFS), do you want a normal or quick format, etc.

Jeez I don't understand this!

It can detect a USB HDD at Windows setup, but not a SATA drive that's connected directly to the motherboard!!!

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Yeah, just hit ENTER, then it should ask you which disk to install to, if you want to format it, what file system you want (Fat32, NTFS), do you want a normal or quick format, etc.

What about jumpers, is it possible I need to fool with any?

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Did you format that floppy and put the 4 files from the Official Download link that were in the 964_180\WS03XP64 folder?

Because the only place I can find that OEM file is from the unofficial link you posted.

You shouldn't need to do anything with the jumpers unless your mobo supports SATA II 300Gb/s, then you'll have to remove the jumper to enable it.

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Did you format that floppy and put the 4 files from the Official Download link that were in the 964_180\WS03XP64 folder?

Because the only place I can find that OEM file is from the unofficial link you posted.

You shouldn't need to do anything with the jumpers unless your mobo supports SATA II 300Gb/s, then you'll have to remove the jumper to enable it.

Yep, I put those four files ONLY on the floppy and that's the message I get. You think it's worth trying the unofficial one, or was that particular oem file unrelated?

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Try this, from the unofficial drivers in the SiS_RAID_MS30003\FloppyImage\964_180 folder there is a TXTSETUP.OEM file, try adding it to the 4 files already on the floppy (kinda a longshot, but who knows, it just might work).

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Try this, from the unofficial drivers in the SiS_RAID_MS30003\FloppyImage\964_180 folder there is a TXTSETUP.OEM file, try adding it to the 4 files already on the floppy (kinda a longshot, but who knows, it just might work).

Yes, I'm trying something similar. In one folder, I think it was Floppy Image or something, there was a text file called, "Make disk" or something with a few instructions on just what you're talking about, i'm gonna try...

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Yes, I'm trying something similar. In one folder, I think it was Floppy Image or something, there was a text file called, "Make disk" or something with a few instructions on just what you're talking about, i'm gonna try...

That's it, just copy the whole contents of the 964_180 folder that's inside that FloppyImage folder to your floppy disk.

It should have a RAID folder, a SISRAID file with no file extension and that damn TXTSETUP.OEM file in it. :laugh:

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That's it, just copy the whole contents of the 964_180 folder that's inside that FloppyImage folder to your floppy disk.

Okay, it's reading the floppy!!! NOW WHAT!!!

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Okay, it's reading the floppy!!! NOW WHAT!!!

Now you should follow post #16. :) When it asks you to format your HDD, I'd select NTFS (Quick) if you can.

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