windows XP on SATA HDD

Gigabyte Ga-ep45-ud3p motherboard
January 18, 2010 at 08:18:32
Specs: Windows XP

So I'm trying to install WinXP 32bit onto my custom built pc. The HDD is SATA so it needs some kind of driver so the XP recognizes the drive.
I surfed the web and forums. I even bought a Floppy drive and tried using nLite to accomplish this task, yet Unsucessfully
this is my MOBO: GA-EP45-UD3P chipset P45 ICH10R rev 1.6
I got the drivers for RAID and ACHI from gigabyte website. First I tried the method using floppy didn't work then I tried nLite just now same result.

I have been working on it this morning. Furthest I got : the windows setup started i pressed f6 loaded the appropriate drivers pressed enter to continue setup.. once the loading of setup files stopped and windows was suppose to start installing (still in the blue screen) i got error message saying > error has occured and windows has shut down your pc to prevent further damage, if this is the first time you see this mssg restart your pc < so i did and next time i got the same thing! it says to check the hdd but it's brand new .... im stuck any advice ?


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#1
January 18, 2010 at 09:33:33
The hard disk controller driver for this motherboard is a SATA/RAID combined package.

Did you download the correct package? There is one specifically only for installing during the "F6" Windows Setup option, called "Intel SATA RAID Preinstall driver - 0.30MB" here or is it the one you already tried? >>

http://www.gigabyte.com.tw/Support/...


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#2
January 18, 2010 at 09:36:16
thank you yes i downloaded that one... i updated my problem.. everything goes fine now up until that blue screen that says there is some error

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#3
January 18, 2010 at 09:37:45
Exactly what does the error say?

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#4
January 18, 2010 at 09:55:30
the error says :
> A problem has been detected and windows has been shut down to prevent further damage to your computer

If this is the first time seeing this stop error screen restart your computer. If you see this again follow these steps :

Check for viruses on your computer. Remove any newly installed HDDs and hard drive controllers. Check if the HDD is properly configured and terminated. Run CHKDSK /F for hard drive corruptioin then restart your computer.

technical information

***STOP 0x0000007B (0xF78D2524, 0xL0000034, 0x00000000, 0x00000000)


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#5
January 18, 2010 at 10:16:29
According to your mobo specs, you have 6 sata connections on the board. You shouldn't have to hit F6 during setup. If a sata drive is connected to the mobo and it works, you should just go ahead with the install. Setup should detect the drive and you can then format it to do the install.

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#6
January 18, 2010 at 10:28:06
yes there is 6.
I'm installing windows XP tho and it seems like its stuck in a loop... It boots from cd i format the drive it installs all the system files it needs to boot to windows xp install. yet it doesnt boot to windows xp install it boots to the same BLUE screen and does the same thing again installs the system files then when computer restarts to go to the install just goes back to the BLUE screen..

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#7
January 18, 2010 at 10:39:39
Have you done a hard drive check. It sounds to me like the Hdd is no good. Do you have a spare to try?

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#8
January 18, 2010 at 10:42:10
Grasshopper - you do need to hit F6 and install the SATA driver if it's a new (empty) drive or you've re-formatted the partition. Windows XP Setup will not be able to detect a SATA drive until the SATA driver is installed. See this:

http://www.custompcblog.com/trouble...


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#9
January 18, 2010 at 10:43:13
yep i tried two different hard drives still same problem

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#10
January 18, 2010 at 11:35:26
I've installed XP about 25 times already and never hit F6 to install a sata driver. If the board has sata connections and it's on the chipset it should detect the drive. Have you tried swithching the cable to another cable and moving the connection to a different sata plug on the mobo?

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#11
January 18, 2010 at 21:21:47
It sounds like trying a different SATA jack on the MB might be worthwhile. But you should also make sure that the cd/dvd drive is first in boot order. You might be getting hung up during the first of many restarts when the BIOS thinks it finds an operating system on the HD and tries to boot to it but it is not complete yet and you still need to boot to the CD.

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