AMD SCSI Drivers Needed

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February 16, 2010 at 17:47:57
Specs: Microsoft Windows XP Professional, 1.614 GHz / 2015 MB
Greetings ALL. I am about to install Windows XP PRO (retail Box version) onto a brand new MSI 790FX-GD70 motherboard with an AMD Phenom II x4 955 Black CPU. I recall during a previous installation of this same software on my older system that I will be asked to install (press F6) scsi /raid drivers, or something to that affect which will enable windows xp to read large SATA drives.I have a utilities/drivers cd that came with my m/board but I am unsure if that contains the necessary SATA drivers for windows installation to read from. I also have a CD that came with an (IOGEAR-Model GIC711S) internal / external SATA controller card that I was using for my old machine. That cd has drivers on it as well but again I'm not sure if it can be used during the windows xp install. Any help would be a step forward, thanks.

Always Hope

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February 16, 2010 at 18:51:07
I would do what they call slip-streaming of the cd. It makes a new cd with drivers and updates such as sp3 all in one disk.

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February 16, 2010 at 18:58:17
Well you can be reasonably certain of one thing. The driver disk for the old controler card you used in a different machine will not contain anything useful for your new build.

The disk for the motherboard you now have should contain the necessary SATA driver

Your subject heading is misleading since it it seems you are not trying to use a SCSI drive at all. I'm also not about to download and read your motherboard manual for you but would have to ask whether you've done so as it is sure to contain information on the SATA controller and the driver disk

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February 16, 2010 at 22:25:26
Hello again, I've re-examined the PDF manual and discovered in section c information on the SATA/RAID install. Below is what the instructions read:

Installing the RAID Driver (for bootable RAID Array)
1. After you complete the RAID BIOS setup, boot from the Windows CD, and the Windows XP Setup program starts.
2. Press F6 and wait for the Windows Setup screen to appear.
3. Insert the floppy that contains the RAID driver, press the “S” key to select “Specify
Additional Device”.
Note: for Windows Vista, you can copy the SATA driver to a medium (floppy/CD/ DVD or USB)
4. When prompted, insert the floppy disk and press Enter.
For Windows Vista:
During the operating system installation, after selecting the location to install
Windows Vista, please click on the “Load Driver” button to load RAID driver.
5. You should be shown a list of available SCSI Adapters.
6. Select the compatible RAID controller for 32-bit/ 64-bit version system and then
press ENTER.
7. The next screen should confirm that you have selected the RAID controller.
Press ENTER again to continue.
8. You have successfully installed the RAID driver, and Windows setup should
9. Leave the disk in the floppy drive until the system reboots itself. Windows setup will need to copy the files from the floppy again after the RAID volume is formatted,and Windows setup starts copying files.


Please follow the instruction below to make a SATA RAID driver for yourself.
1. Insert the MSI DVD into the DVD-ROM drive.
2. Click the “Browse CD” on the Setup screen.
3. Copy all the contents in the:*
for Windows XP:
* for Windows Vista:
\\ChipSet\AMD\VISTA\Packages\Drivers\SBDrv\SB7xx\RAID\ x86 (for 32bit) or x64(for 64bit)
4. The driver disk for RAID controller is done.

I hope this information has been helpful for others as it has been for me.
Thanks to those who replied

Always Hope

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