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Issues installing windows 7 with Sata HDD

Q: Issues installing windows 7 with Sata HDD

Hi Guys I am not sure if this is the right place for this but here I go I have just built my own home built machine Spec at end of post and I am having some problems installing windows I have tested this system with my old gb IDE drive and I Sata Issues 7 windows HDD with installing can boot into the ubuntu partiton so the rest of the system is ok When I try to install windows it gets to quot where would you like to install windows quot and there are no Issues installing windows 7 with Sata HDD drives available I have checked all of the cables are plugged in sata and power and tried serveral SATA ports on the mother board but still no luck The drive has also been formatted There are serveral settings in the BIOS for quot PCH sata control quot IDE AHCI RAID XHD and I have tried them all when I set this as IDE the hardrive Issues installing windows 7 with Sata HDD is visible in the BIOS where as either of the other two settings it is not In all of these cases the drive is not recognised when I get into the windows install The M B guise suggested the AHCI mode I have also Tried using the M B disk to install SATA drivers once I get to the windows install page also no joy I have checked the specs on the website I bought these from and they are both Serial ATA- compatible and the HDD is Windows compatible I am somewhat out of idea s here The only thing i can still see is that there appear to be two jumper pins on the back of the HDD but the HDD was OEM and had no manual and i cannot find any description of what they do if anything If someone has any idea why this isn t working I would greatly appreciate the help Cheers Possum Samsung SH-S C x Internal DVD R RW SATA Drive - Black Intel Core i GHz Lynnfield Socket LGA Processor - Retail Thermaltake Frio CPU Cooler EVGA GeForce GTX MB GDDR PCI-Express Graphics Card with HAWX PC-Game Xigmatek Midgard Pure Black Edition Gaming Case Microsoft Windows Home Premium -Bit - OEM Gigabyte GA-P A-UD Intel P A Socket DDR PCI-Express Motherboard Hitachi HDS CLA TB quot SATA II Hard Drive Corsair XMS GB x GB DDR PC - C MHz Dual Channel Kit CMX GX M A C OCZ ModXStream Pro W Modular Silent SLI Crossfire Ready ATX Power Supply nbsp

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A:Issues with installing SATA hard drive on Win7

Welcome to the forum normally no driver's are needed how did you format it in another PC and did you do it as gpt or MBR? It doesn't show in disk manager at all is it sata 2 or 3 and does the mb support it
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A:Installing Windows XP on new SATA HDD

That should read SP2 instead of SP1.
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Here is the driver page for my motherboard, but I'm not sure what I do, or which of the 3 SATA drivers I need.

If anyone could give some foolproof step-by-step instructions, I'd love it.

A:Installing windows XP on a sata HDD.

Are you making an install disc or are you using one from a company like Dell or HP?

if you have a disc already, just boot with the CD and run it, easy as pie. In fact, I think it would work no matter what as long as you have a CD with some form of XP, you don't need drivers until you are finished installing XP
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The HDD i'm buying is a Western Digital Caviar 250Gb. Anyone know if Windows will detect it?


A:Installing Windows XP onto a SATA HD...

It is true, the only way to load the drivers during the install is by using a floppy, as retro as that seems to be.

I've installed several SATA systems by installing XP on an IDE drive, then cloning it over to the SATA drive. If you already have Windows running, as it appears in your post, just use something like Acronis True Image to clone it to the SATA drive after installing the SATA drivers on the IDE version.

Also, some SATA controllers, notably the Intel ones, appear as ATA drives and don't require any special drivers.
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I understand that when installing Windows on a SATA hard drive you need to install an additional driver, is this supplied by the manufacturer of the motherboard or the hard drive manufacturer?

Also with many computers now not having a floppy drive how do we install this driver when windows requests it. External floppy?


A:Installing Windows on SATA HD

Vista supports SATA drives.

Installing XP on a SATA drive
"Many 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 (Verbiage will vary by manufacturer)" - Courtesy of simpswr.
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A:Installing Windows XP on Sata HD

Hello! Welcome to TechSpot!

When windows reboots after partioning & copying files,
you need to go into the bios and reset the boot priority
from cdrom to hdd.
Pop the cd out let it boot to the hdd, then pop the cd back in.

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A:installing windows 7 from usb 2 or sata dvd: what's faster?

Depends on the USB stick. Either one is fast enough if you burned/wrote it correctly.

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A:Installing Windows XP on Sata harddrive


Here are a couple of things you might want to check/answer:

Has the boot order been set to:

CDRom - 1st
Floppy - 2nd
Hard Drive - 3rd (one you want to boot from)

Has the disk you want to put this on been partitioned and formatted?

Did you when starting setup tap F6 when it asks if special drivers are needed?

Did you load the floppy drivers when it stopped and said enter them now?

Are there any other hard disks on this computer other than Sata?

Have you considered using the manufacturer's utility to clean and prepare the drive for installation?

I don't know whether you are trying to do a clean format and install or just trying to change the OS and save the data on your disk, so you need to say something about that.

This information might help us more to see what the problem could be.
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A:Installing Windows XP x64 on RAID w/ 2 SATA HDD

Coolmatt said:

So anyway, I was planning on purchasing two of these HDD: Seagate Barracuda 7200.7 SATA NCQ ST3120827AS 120GB 7200 RPM 8M Cache Serial ATA150 Hard Drive - OEM

Here are my system specs...

AMD Athlon 64 3700+ 2.4Ghz (Socket 754)
Asus K8V-X SE Mobo
(I won't include the rest of the specs as I believe they are irelevent to this).

So anyway I wanted to configure these two drives for RAID but now here comes in ALL the questions I have (I'm new to RAID)...

1. What type of RAID can I configure the two drives so they act as one single partition (so both will look like one drive with 240GB of storage).

2. My friend says it increases the drive speed up to a rate of 1.5 GB from 150 MB if I use RAID, will it make it that fast?

3. Can I configure RAID so that it puts the OS Windows XP x64 onto that single partition? (or can I configure for RAID while I already have Windows XP x64 installed onto one of the SATA drives?)

4. Is this really easy to configure RAID???

ANY HELP IS APPRECIATED! Click to expand...

Nvm, I asked that same friend and he gave me all the info >_<
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A:Problems installing Windows XP on SATA HD

Here is the message it gives me:

"File txtsetup.oem cause an unexpected error (512) at line 1747 in d:\xpsprtm\base\boot\setup\oemdisk.c"

I can still boot from my Western Digital hd that has my 64bit Windows on it.
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A:Installing SATA Drivers to Windows XP

I had the same problem. This is what I did to fix the problem. I left the floppy in the A drive by mistake. When I booted, instead of hitting f6, I hit f5. Then the process continues, it will stop and ask what type of computer you have. I chose the i486 option. Then the boot process continued, and it read the A drive and installed the drivers for the SATA controller, and then everything installed just fine. Good luck
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A:installing windows 7 on a new hdd need sata drivers

Sata drivers are for the motherboard chipset, not the hard drive itself, if XP can see the other drive, then W7 should be able to see the other one for sure.

When I start installation it gets to a point where it asks for a disk with the the driversClick to expand...

I have not installed W7 on any hardware yet, so I am not familiar with this step, did you try to skip it?

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when googled it says something about the sata drive settings needing to be changed in the bios

chang the setting for the sata operation from Raid auto/achi to raid auto ata

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A:Hp g61 sata drive Error upon installing windows XP

First check for all the Win XP drivers for your hardware.
You can check your HP/compaq PC here:
General XP Downgrade Guide for HP Laptops - HP Support Forum
NOTE: Please read this thread fully.

If your Win XP CD, does not support your Sata Controller, you will need to load drivers to uses at F6.
Load Sata Controller drivers with a floppy disk is the best way.
SATA Drivers - Load in Windows XP Setup on Dual Boot
SATA Drivers - Slipstream into Windows XP CD
Dual Boot Installation with Windows 7 and XP
Use EasyBCD 2.0 in Win 7.
Download EasyBCD 2.1 - NeoSmart Technologies

A bit more reading.
BCDEDIT - How to Use
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A:Installing Windows Vista on SATA Drive

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A:Solved: Installing Windows on Gateway with SATA HD

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A:Problems installing windows on sata raptor drive

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A:Installing Windows XP cannot detect SATA hard drive

Does the computer have a floppy drive?

Also what version of XP?
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A:Cannot find correct sata drivers for installing windows xp

jsnight: have you tried this:SATA Drivers - Load in Windows XP Setup on Dual Boot

sevenforums have great tutorials.
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A:Windows won't boot after installing LiteOn Sata DVD Writer

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Try using nLIte to 'slipstream' the drivers onto an install CD, just select 'Drivers' on the 'Task Selection' window, click 'Next' then click on 'Insert' and navigate to the Sata drivers .INF file.
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Download the full SP3 install file from here:
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Welcome to windows 7 support forums,

The issue you are describing is an incomplete install of Itunes using the Windows 7 OS.
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Hi Giraffeman, and welcome to Bleeping Computer.
What is the make and model of this computer?
Please download and install Speccy to provide us with information about your computer.  Clicking on this link will automatically initiate the download. 
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We always assume you have made your Recovery Disks using the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Media Creator app the first day you had your new PC.
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Hi mikemjscott , 
Welcome to the Community Forums.
Did you manage to install the drivers from the support site.
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Hi TusharKhatiwada,
You should be able to install Windows 7 with Intel Smart Response Technology mode. You may follow the steps below:

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A:[SOLVED] Issues after Installing new Windows 7 on two computers.

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Start, Run, CMD, OK to open a command prompt:
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Hello DrWolfenstein, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Since this is a new PC and formatted as GPT, then you have a UEFI motherboard.

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if so i have a similar issue, the problems are as follows i have a 250gb s-ata diamond max10 hdd my motherboard is a msi 875p neo fisr2, my graphics card is a geforce 5200 128mb
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an external 12in1 card reader
a lg 52*24*52 cdrw
any hlp would be greatly appreciated

Kind Regards

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You need to find out what motherboard is in there...that will determine whether you need to install SATA drivers for an XP install (actually, your BIOS will).

I guess I don't understand why you didn't ask for that info...when you were asking questions of those who put the system together. can simply remove the case cover and take a look to see what the motherboard manufacturer and model is.

What's the link for this system information that you posted?

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Did you figure out a work around?

Does someone know of a way to remedy this?

I cringe at the thought of getting a SATA controller card, I realize if I want to take full advantage of my SATA II HD it's a purchase I need to eventually make, but I'd just like to get the box up and running 'now'...

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