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K8N Neo 4 Platinum. WinXP Sata startup drivers ?

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June 2, 2005 2:56:55 PM

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A friend is having problems getting his new Neo4 board working properly.

On a new install... WinXP hangs at the point just after he's pressed F6 to load
his sata drivers etc. That's the drivers for Sata ide and the mass storage one.
It hangs where it states 'Now running Windows).

I recall having a similar issue with my own Neo2 board and told him to try the
v5.10 nvidia drivers, but he reckons this did not fix it. I then noticed that
Nvidia had a beta version which specifically mentioned they were for the Nforce
4 chipset so I pointed him to those. But he reckons that's not resolved the
issue either.

What is he doing wrong... Bios is seeing both his sata drives okay. I still
suspect it a sata driver issue. (he's using wrong driver)

Any suggestions appreciated.


Cheers

Mike
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June 2, 2005 4:29:29 PM

Archived from groups: alt.comp.periphs.mainboard.msi-microstar (More info?)

On Thu, 02 Jun 2005 10:56:55 GMT, Mike <dy73ui39aHe5@hotmail.com>
wrote:

>
>A friend is having problems getting his new Neo4 board working properly.
>
>On a new install... WinXP hangs at the point just after he's pressed F6 to load
>his sata drivers etc. That's the drivers for Sata ide and the mass storage one.
>It hangs where it states 'Now running Windows).
>
>I recall having a similar issue with my own Neo2 board and told him to try the
>v5.10 nvidia drivers, but he reckons this did not fix it. I then noticed that
>Nvidia had a beta version which specifically mentioned they were for the Nforce
>4 chipset so I pointed him to those. But he reckons that's not resolved the
>issue either.
>
>What is he doing wrong... Bios is seeing both his sata drives okay. I still
>suspect it a sata driver issue. (he's using wrong driver)
>
>Any suggestions appreciated.
>
>
>Cheers
>
>Mike
>

I had similar problems with my K8N Neo2. You can try two things:

- Wait. Supposedly it will eventually wake up and proceed. I was
told this would work but did not try it, so I can't say.

- Don't press F6. I my case where I'm using two SATA drives in a
non-Raid environment, the drivers weren't needed. XP recognized
the drives and the OS loaded normally. After the OS install the
disk speeds seemed to be sluggish, but that was fixed by installing
Nvidia's IDE driver.

Good luck.
!