SATA install again

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lobotech

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Hi
still working on that sata thing.
maxtor HD sata 120GB
mobo soyo dragon + with sata
well, yes I know about the driver thing on a floppy,
u load it when installing OS XP, press F6 . but F6 do not work, I push the key
but windows continue loading, until it says " no drive around..." or something like it...
in my CMOS I did "on board SATA 1 & 2 enable "
"SATA mode to IDE "
why they make it so hard with SATA?
we are nice guys we do not deserve this...
 

crjdriver

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SATA is the same as loading a raid or scsi driver during the first part of the install. There is just a few seconds when you are able to “hit the F6 key” during setup. What errors are you getting? Does setup bring up a menu showing the mass storage device that will be loaded?

As I posted the option to load the drivers is only available for a few seconds so as soon as setup loads and you get the first blue screen; start hitting the F6 key. I have loaded approx 30 boxes with raid / scsi / sata and always was given the menu as to what mass storage device to load. I have had problems with a bad floppy / not reading the driver, etc; however setup always gives the menu.
 

lobotech

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crjdriver said:
SATA is the same as loading a raid or scsi driver during the first part of the install. There is just a few seconds when you are able to “hit the F6 key” during setup. What errors are you getting? Does setup bring up a menu showing the mass storage device that will be loaded?

As I posted the option to load the drivers is only available for a few seconds so as soon as setup loads and you get the first blue screen; start hitting the F6 key. I have loaded approx 30 boxes with raid / scsi / sata and always was given the menu as to what mass storage device to load. I have had problems with a bad floppy / not reading the driver, etc; however setup always gives the menu.
 

lobotech

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thanks "CRJDRIVER"
I fixed the floppy thing for the SATA install.The maxtor sata 120GB works fine.
Now I try to find a way to boot from my sata and keep my ultra ata working at the same time as a slave.My only options right now are having only the sata in boot without the ata or the ata in boot with the sata as a slave.
mobo soyo dragon + with sata
athlon xp 2800
thanks again
 

Triple6

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You don't need to have the ATA drive in the boot sequence if it has no O/S on it. The boot order is only for placing devices in sequence for booting the O/S not for which drives are setup in the computer. If you only have one hard drive then it needs to be set as Master - the Slave setting would only be for two IDE drives on the same cable; the SATA drive does not factor into Master/Slave settings.

If you're having trouble in Windows detecting the drive its because it needs to be partitioned and formated. This is done through Administrative Tools/Computer Management. However the drive needs to detected in the BIOS IDE settings - but not in the boot sequence.
 
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