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Error on trying to install new Sata HD

Q: Error on trying to install new Sata HD

I decided to upgrade my old hard drive to a new hard drive. When I tried to install Windows Xp on the hard drive it wouldn't let me. I have a Dell Xps 400 bought back in 2006.
The new HD is a WE 1tb. The error codes comes when I try to install windows xp on the hd. It says

I got a blue screen error after clicking enter at the screen where there is no partition found:
Check to be sure you have adequate diskspace. If a driver is identified in the stop message, disable the driver or check with manufacturer for driver updates. Try changing video adaptors.

Check with your hardware vendor for any bios updates. Disable bios memory options such as caching or shadowing. If you need to use safe mode to remove or disable components. Restart your computer, press f8 to select advanced startup options, and select safe mode.

Technical information:

Stop:0x0000008E (0X0000005, 0XF7419CAD, 0XF6FF17E4, 0X00000000)

Setupdd.sys ? address f7419cad base at F73ED000, datastamp 48025277
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I downloaded the latest NForce drivers and copied the appropriate XP RAID Drivers to a floppy.

I start the XP install, Press F6, select the drivers for the SATA RAID and then press Enter to continue. The install loads some generic SCSI/3rd Party drivers and then says 'Windows is starting...' at the bottom.

Then my computer reboots.

I've tried with both an original XP Pro setup disk and one embedded with SP2. Same thing happens. I've tried with 5.10 Nforce drivers, and with the newest 6.6 drivers. I don't have any other drives attached to my system - just the CDROM as IDE0 Master and the SATA RAID.

I am out of ideas. Got any for me?
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A:XP install on SATA drive, disk read error

Have you tried temporarily reducing the memory to that which XP understands, of less than 3Gb?

What SP version of XP pro is slipstreamed in? At least SP2 is required to install on SATA.

Some motherboards require the SATA channel to be set to emulate IDE before an XP install will work. It can be returned to SATA or raid later.

Can you install XP with only the 320Gb drive connected.

Remember that XP installed after Vista will always make Vista inaccessible, but there are ways to recover that and setting up dual booting in Vista. This topic has been covered before.
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A:windows 7 install error, I/O communications, SATA drive

First of all can you please go and check your the motherboard model as the one you have provided does not seem to be right. Have you tried disconnecting the optical drive and seeing if the the bios boots past the verifying dmi pool message? If not do this first.

If it does go past this then it means your hd is not the issue. If it doesn't go past this then it may be an issue between your mobo and the hd. Check for a bios update for your mobo and then post back here.
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A:Can't Install Sata Hard disk With PCI SATA controller card

Probably some fakeraid BS..
You have to enter the RAID BIOS and configure the drive as a RAID0 array or something similar. If it doesn't detect the drive in the RAID BIOS either, look over all your cables. Make sure you have power to the hard drive and suchlike.
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A:xp install is not recognizing SATA Raid nor single SATA hd

hmm, strange - have you formatted your hard drives already? Do you have Win XP with SP2 - SP2 is needed to recognize large hard drives.
I don't know how complicated it would be but if all else fails maybe undo the raid configuration format your hard drives (if they are not already) then do the raid thing. I am a beginner so these thougths/ideas might be irrelevant.
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Cannot Install this Hardware. An error occured during the installation of the device. The system cannot find the file specified.

The strange thing is - is even though the Raid controller is in a state of ... hanging there with an exclamation mark on it in device manager - the system then comes up and sees the actual drive. But if I click on the raid controller in device manager - it says it is not working properly and cannot tell me what drivers are running it.....

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A:XP SATA Install

and welcome to the Forum

You best chance is to start fresh . . Installing XP on a SATA drive requires an additional step:

However, Most newer BIOS allow an Alternate method for SATA . . Go into the bios and check the "Sata Operation" setting,

change it to "Raid Autodetect/ATA if it is not already. Now try to install XP ( could be IDE Mode, Compatibility Mode or Legacy Mode - different BIOS use different terms )

some will say IDE instead of ATA)

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2.) .. Did you do this ???
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A:SATA with os install

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A:Install XP-Pro on New SATA HDD

When you have a Sata and an Ide on the same machine, you go into the Bios at Bootup and select ,"Boot priority", . You can select whichever disc you wish to boot. The end result can/is two drives with an O/S on each.
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A:SATA install

I have just got the Abit NF7-S v2.0 board which has SATA, and I run my old 20GB Seagate 5400 on the SATA port with the converter.
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A:SATA install help

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XP Home?
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A:SATA HD Install

All you need to do is install it normally once the 2nd Hd is in. Vista’s boot manager will detect XP (as earlier version of Windows). Vista’s manager will probably be installed on the first IDE channels boot sector. Here is a little article to make what’s involved a little more clear -->
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A:Error 2101 Detection error on HDD2 (mini sata) in...

Have you ensured you are running the latest BIOS?  What version BIOS do you currently have? After pressing escape does the computer boot normally?
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Some SATA motherboards have a BIOS setting to enable IDE emulatation. The menu is labeled something like SATA Mode, with choices RAID or IDE. If you are not running multiple drives in RAID, choose IDE.

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A:can't install xp on new sata drive

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A:SATA Card Install

Just install the card and the drive. then reboot. Your system will refer to the card as a SCSI drive, so don't be suprised.

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A:trying to install windows xp onto new sata hdd

you are installing on SATA drive, there is an additional step:


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A:How do I install an OS on SATA drives?

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A:Need SATA drivers for new XP install

I resolved this issue before by going into the system BIOS and changing the SATA mode from AHCI to IDE
See if that takes care of it for you
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A:please help sata windows install

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You could put SATA drivers in google and i can guarantee 99.9% will NOT work.

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A:SATA driver needed for new OS install

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A:Solved: XP can't find-install my SATA on A8V

Try this:

Enter the BIOS setup.
Scroll down and expand the SATA Operation.
Select RAID Autodetect / ATA Mode.
Save changes and exit the BIOS.
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A:Like to install a second 500 GB SATA hard drive

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A:Single SATA install problem

I don't think you are correct when you say you don't need an F6 driver install.

To install Windows 2000/XP onto a SATA hard drive on the VT8237 controller successfully, you need to install required driver for the SATA controller during OS installation. Without the driver, the hard drive may not be recognized during the Windows setup process.Click to expand...

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A:Problem install Win XP Pro on SATA disk

Hello and welcome to Techspot.

What you could do is slipstream your sata drivers into a copy of your Windows cd.

Look HERE for instructions on how to do this.

Regards Howard :wave: :wave:
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A:SATA Drive - Windows 7 Install - WHY!?

Wipe the drive with Killdisk and try again -


Download the ISO (or the .exe for USB drives) from here

Then (if you have chosen the ISO) burn the ISO using IsoRecorder: ISO Recorder v3 Download (How to use IsoRecorder)

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A:Can't Install XP on SATA harddrive RESOLVED


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A:cannot install sata hard disk

When installing any Windows OS, ONLY connect the HDD which will have the OS. Numerous issues can arise with other drives installed, most of them bad. Also, depending on the motherboard, install will only work on the SATA drive with the IDE drive disconnected.

If Windows can't alter the HDD, you can try use the drive manufacturers disk tools.