Sata Driver Issues

Discussion in 'Tech' started by Jamsan, Aug 31, 2005.

  1. Jamsan

    Jamsan Junior Member

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    I'm trying to install my OS on my raptor, so I downloaded the SATA drivers from Silicon Image's website -- so I copy the files on the floppy, boot from the XP cd, press F6 to load the drivers, select the drivers i want off the floppy, and I can see the drive in the partition manager. I can format the drive as well. Now, when the setup gets ready to copy files, it asks to insert the disk labeled "Silicon Image SiI 3x12 RAID Driver Installation Disk" -- its the same floppy that was in there before, so I have no idea why its asking for another disk. I tried labeling the floppy in windows, but its not a valid name (too long I suppose) -- Anyone have any ideas? The motherboard is an A7N8X-E Deluxe with the onboard Silicon Image chip -- TIA
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    your motherboard shoulda came with floppys labeled Raid Drivers or something,its asking for that floppy, you can always slipstream those drivers into an unattended install
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    Saxamophone New Member

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    What happens when you try to install it without pushing F6 at all?
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    Chair New Member

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    For some retarded reason ASUS didn't ship the A7N8X-E Deluxe with a raid driver disk. However, the driver disk files are on the asus driver cd that came with the board. The files are located in the Drivers folder on the cd under SATA, there's about 8 files. Copy them to a disk (in the root of the disk, no folders) and use that as your driver disk when it asks you.
  5. Jamsan

    Jamsan Junior Member

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    I can't see the drive


    I have the correct files that I need that I got from the Asus website.. I press F6, and it finds the correct drivers, and I can format the drive -- however, when it gets ready to copy the files (after the setup), it says to insert the correct disk labeled whatever I saiid above... The disk is staying in there the whole time.

    http://www.pmclan.com/Jamsan/floppy.PNG -- that is the contents of the floppy
  6. MaesterB

    MaesterB King of the Wicker People

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    Hmmm...you're doing everything right. I have a hard time believing that it isn't working. When it comes up asking for the floppy, you have the diskette in the drive, you just hit enter and away it should go.
  7. Jamsan

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    That's what I would think -- I can't figure this out for the life of me -- I've tried about 3 different sets of drivers...All of them configure just fine, and I can see the raptor in the setup, and format it -- Then when it comes to copy the setup files onto the drive, it prompts me for the stupid disk -- I'm gonna try a brand new disk later, and see if that changes anything, but I doubt it...

    I guess I could try slipstreaming the drivers for it -- anyone have a good guide on how to do it?
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    hans5849 Serious as a heart attack

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    fuck, slipstream them. Its the best thing that i've learned since what a hard drive is.
  10. Jamsan

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    so i slipstreamed the drivers, and now it actually copies the setup files onto the drive -- however, now, when the pc goes to reboot, it freezes after the post, or at the screen where it says Press any key to boot from cd.....


    GRRRRRR
  11. funkgab

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    make sure you have os install mode set, or that you seleceted sata hardrive
  12. Jamsan

    Jamsan Junior Member

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    so what's that mean in english?
  13. hans5849

    hans5849 Serious as a heart attack

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    did you use nlite, the guide is here http://unattended.msfn.org/

    You can add the service packs, drivers, change settings, and set it up so it does the install automatically
  14. Jamsan

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    ya i did all that.. i did the sata drivers manually, but thats not the issue...as far as the SP goes, i used nlite
  15. hans5849

    hans5849 Serious as a heart attack

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    i remember i had problems when i did the drivers myself thats why i said to use nlite.