How to install Win-XP SP2 on a single SATA drive?

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.hardware (More info?)

I have constructed a new machine, with an Asus motherboard that
has 'SATA' bios support. I have just a single SATA-drive present
(thus RAID is not relevant).

My problem is that during Windows-XP installation, it wants me to
supply a device driver for SATA for use by Win-XP.

So, like others who have posted SATA queries, I went to the
Asus website and did a knowledge-base search there. FAQ there says:

Ques: Why can't I find any SATA HDD during installing WinXP SP2 when I
connected single SATA HDD to SI3114R RAID controller?
Ans:
Due to firmware limitation, SI3114R can't support single SATA HDD
unless setting SATA at JBOD (single) mode in the Silicon Image RAID
configuration Utility. Besides, please prepare a disk with SI3114R driver
and press F6 to load the driver during WinXP SP2 installation.


Ok. So, that seems to tell me to:

(1) Run something called the 'Silicon Image RAID configuration utility".
But it does NOT tell me

where to acquire that.

(2) It also says I need to acquire/download (from somewhere!?) a copy of the
SI3114R driver.

But, that driver does NOT seem to be available at Asus's website. Am I
supposed to read their minds

and find a 'Silicon Image' website and get the driver and/or utility there?
Or, get it from Microsoft?


Anybody been down this specific road who can tell me (and the other posters)
exactly where to

get the needed pieces?


TIA and regards...


Dave


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  1. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.hardware (More info?)

    http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic22955.html

    Quote:

    Actually, if you aren't going to use RAID. Then you do not even need a
    floppy. I have the K8N-E Deluxe, and WindowsXP installed to my WD SATA
    drive.

    There are 6 SATA connectors on that board, 4 of them are at the bottom and
    are intended for RAID. 2 are close to the middle of the board. Plug the
    drive into one of those 2 and you can install WindowsXP without needing to
    load any SATA drivers. So in otherwords, you DO NOT NEED to press F6.

    r.

    "David Cook" <someone@nowhere.net> wrote in message
    news:e9OdnXlhXNnnttHfRVn-3g@comcast.com...
    >I have constructed a new machine, with an Asus motherboard that
    > has 'SATA' bios support. I have just a single SATA-drive present
    > (thus RAID is not relevant).
    >
    > My problem is that during Windows-XP installation, it wants me to
    > supply a device driver for SATA for use by Win-XP.
    >
    > So, like others who have posted SATA queries, I went to the
    > Asus website and did a knowledge-base search there. FAQ there says:
    >
    > Ques: Why can't I find any SATA HDD during installing WinXP SP2 when I
    > connected single SATA HDD to SI3114R RAID controller?
    > Ans:
    > Due to firmware limitation, SI3114R can't support single SATA HDD
    > unless setting SATA at JBOD (single) mode in the Silicon Image RAID
    > configuration Utility. Besides, please prepare a disk with SI3114R driver
    > and press F6 to load the driver during WinXP SP2 installation.
    >
    >
    > Ok. So, that seems to tell me to:
    >
    > (1) Run something called the 'Silicon Image RAID configuration utility".
    > But it does NOT tell me
    >
    > where to acquire that.
    >
    > (2) It also says I need to acquire/download (from somewhere!?) a copy of
    > the SI3114R driver.
    >
    > But, that driver does NOT seem to be available at Asus's website. Am I
    > supposed to read their minds
    >
    > and find a 'Silicon Image' website and get the driver and/or utility
    > there? Or, get it from Microsoft?
    >
    >
    >
    > Anybody been down this specific road who can tell me (and the other
    > posters) exactly where to
    >
    > get the needed pieces?
    >
    >
    >
    > TIA and regards...
    >
    >
    >
    > Dave
    >
    >
    >
  2. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.hardware (More info?)

    namniar wrote:
    > http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic22955.html
    >
    > Quote:
    >
    > Actually, if you aren't going to use RAID. Then you do not even need a
    > floppy. I have the K8N-E Deluxe, and WindowsXP installed to my WD SATA
    > drive.
    >
    > There are 6 SATA connectors on that board, 4 of them are at the
    > bottom and are intended for RAID. 2 are close to the middle of the
    > board. Plug the drive into one of those 2 and you can install
    > WindowsXP without needing to load any SATA drivers. So in otherwords,
    > you DO NOT NEED to press F6.
    > r.
    >
    > "David Cook" <someone@nowhere.net> wrote in message
    > news:e9OdnXlhXNnnttHfRVn-3g@comcast.com...
    >> I have constructed a new machine, with an Asus motherboard that
    >> has 'SATA' bios support. I have just a single SATA-drive present
    >> (thus RAID is not relevant).
    >>
    >> My problem is that during Windows-XP installation, it wants me to
    >> supply a device driver for SATA for use by Win-XP.
    >>
    >> So, like others who have posted SATA queries, I went to the
    >> Asus website and did a knowledge-base search there. FAQ there says:
    >>
    >> Ques: Why can't I find any SATA HDD during installing WinXP SP2 when
    >> I connected single SATA HDD to SI3114R RAID controller?
    >> Ans:
    >> Due to firmware limitation, SI3114R can't support single SATA HDD
    >> unless setting SATA at JBOD (single) mode in the Silicon Image RAID
    >> configuration Utility. Besides, please prepare a disk with SI3114R
    >> driver and press F6 to load the driver during WinXP SP2 installation.
    >>
    >>
    >> Ok. So, that seems to tell me to:
    >>
    >> (1) Run something called the 'Silicon Image RAID configuration
    >> utility". But it does NOT tell me
    >>
    >> where to acquire that.
    >>
    >> (2) It also says I need to acquire/download (from somewhere!?) a
    >> copy of the SI3114R driver.
    >>
    >> But, that driver does NOT seem to be available at Asus's website. Am I
    >> supposed to read their minds
    >>
    >> and find a 'Silicon Image' website and get the driver and/or utility
    >> there? Or, get it from Microsoft?
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >> Anybody been down this specific road who can tell me (and the other
    >> posters) exactly where to
    >>
    >> get the needed pieces?
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >> TIA and regards...
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >> Dave

    I also have a SATA HD and SATA controller on my motherboard. I've never had
    to install a driver for the controller from floppy (or from anywhere, for
    that matter).

    --
    Donald L McDaniel
    Please reply to the original thread,
    so that the thread may be kept intact.
    ==============================
  3. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.hardware (More info?)

    You probably have an Intel SATA port, which has the drivers in XP.


    "Donald L McDaniel" <donmcdaniel2005@yahoo.com> wrote in message
    news:uM6fXFjNFHA.2136@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
    > namniar wrote:
    >> http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic22955.html
    >>
    >> Quote:
    >>
    >> Actually, if you aren't going to use RAID. Then you do not even need a
    >> floppy. I have the K8N-E Deluxe, and WindowsXP installed to my WD SATA
    >> drive.
    >>
    >> There are 6 SATA connectors on that board, 4 of them are at the
    >> bottom and are intended for RAID. 2 are close to the middle of the
    >> board. Plug the drive into one of those 2 and you can install
    >> WindowsXP without needing to load any SATA drivers. So in otherwords,
    >> you DO NOT NEED to press F6.
    >> r.
    >>
    >> "David Cook" <someone@nowhere.net> wrote in message
    >> news:e9OdnXlhXNnnttHfRVn-3g@comcast.com...
    >>> I have constructed a new machine, with an Asus motherboard that
    >>> has 'SATA' bios support. I have just a single SATA-drive present
    >>> (thus RAID is not relevant).
    >>>
    >>> My problem is that during Windows-XP installation, it wants me to
    >>> supply a device driver for SATA for use by Win-XP.
    >>>
    >>> So, like others who have posted SATA queries, I went to the
    >>> Asus website and did a knowledge-base search there. FAQ there says:
    >>>
    >>> Ques: Why can't I find any SATA HDD during installing WinXP SP2 when
    >>> I connected single SATA HDD to SI3114R RAID controller?
    >>> Ans:
    >>> Due to firmware limitation, SI3114R can't support single SATA HDD
    >>> unless setting SATA at JBOD (single) mode in the Silicon Image RAID
    >>> configuration Utility. Besides, please prepare a disk with SI3114R
    >>> driver and press F6 to load the driver during WinXP SP2 installation.
    >>>
    >>>
    >>> Ok. So, that seems to tell me to:
    >>>
    >>> (1) Run something called the 'Silicon Image RAID configuration
    >>> utility". But it does NOT tell me
    >>>
    >>> where to acquire that.
    >>>
    >>> (2) It also says I need to acquire/download (from somewhere!?) a
    >>> copy of the SI3114R driver.
    >>>
    >>> But, that driver does NOT seem to be available at Asus's website. Am I
    >>> supposed to read their minds
    >>>
    >>> and find a 'Silicon Image' website and get the driver and/or utility
    >>> there? Or, get it from Microsoft?
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>
    >>> Anybody been down this specific road who can tell me (and the other
    >>> posters) exactly where to
    >>>
    >>> get the needed pieces?
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>
    >>> TIA and regards...
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>
    >>> Dave
    >
    > I also have a SATA HD and SATA controller on my motherboard. I've never
    > had to install a driver for the controller from floppy (or from anywhere,
    > for that matter).
    >
    > --
    > Donald L McDaniel
    > Please reply to the original thread,
    > so that the thread may be kept intact.
    > ==============================
    >
  4. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.hardware (More info?)

    Yves Leclerc wrote:
    > You probably have an Intel SATA port, which has the drivers in XP.
    >
    >
    > "Donald L McDaniel" <donmcdaniel2005@yahoo.com> wrote in message
    > news:uM6fXFjNFHA.2136@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
    >> namniar wrote:
    >>> http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic22955.html
    >>>
    >>> Quote:
    >>>
    >>> Actually, if you aren't going to use RAID. Then you do not even
    >>> need a floppy. I have the K8N-E Deluxe, and WindowsXP installed to
    >>> my WD SATA drive.
    >>>
    >>> There are 6 SATA connectors on that board, 4 of them are at the
    >>> bottom and are intended for RAID. 2 are close to the middle of the
    >>> board. Plug the drive into one of those 2 and you can install
    >>> WindowsXP without needing to load any SATA drivers. So in
    >>> otherwords, you DO NOT NEED to press F6.
    >>> r.
    >>>
    >>> "David Cook" <someone@nowhere.net> wrote in message
    >>> news:e9OdnXlhXNnnttHfRVn-3g@comcast.com...
    >>>> I have constructed a new machine, with an Asus motherboard that
    >>>> has 'SATA' bios support. I have just a single SATA-drive present
    >>>> (thus RAID is not relevant).
    >>>>
    >>>> My problem is that during Windows-XP installation, it wants me to
    >>>> supply a device driver for SATA for use by Win-XP.
    >>>>
    >>>> So, like others who have posted SATA queries, I went to the
    >>>> Asus website and did a knowledge-base search there. FAQ there
    >>>> says: Ques: Why can't I find any SATA HDD during installing WinXP SP2
    >>>> when I connected single SATA HDD to SI3114R RAID controller?
    >>>> Ans:
    >>>> Due to firmware limitation, SI3114R can't support single SATA
    >>>> HDD unless setting SATA at JBOD (single) mode in the Silicon Image
    >>>> RAID configuration Utility. Besides, please prepare a disk with
    >>>> SI3114R driver and press F6 to load the driver during WinXP SP2
    >>>> installation. Ok. So, that seems to tell me to:
    >>>>
    >>>> (1) Run something called the 'Silicon Image RAID configuration
    >>>> utility". But it does NOT tell me
    >>>>
    >>>> where to acquire that.
    >>>>
    >>>> (2) It also says I need to acquire/download (from somewhere!?) a
    >>>> copy of the SI3114R driver.
    >>>>
    >>>> But, that driver does NOT seem to be available at Asus's website.
    >>>> Am I supposed to read their minds
    >>>>
    >>>> and find a 'Silicon Image' website and get the driver and/or
    >>>> utility there? Or, get it from Microsoft?
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>> Anybody been down this specific road who can tell me (and the other
    >>>> posters) exactly where to
    >>>>
    >>>> get the needed pieces?
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>> TIA and regards...
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>> Dave
    >>
    >> I also have a SATA HD and SATA controller on my motherboard. I've
    >> never had to install a driver for the controller from floppy (or
    >> from anywhere, for that matter).
    >>
    >> --
    >> Donald L McDaniel
    >> Please reply to the original thread,
    >> so that the thread may be kept intact.
    >> ==============================

    This is probably true, since my Asus motherboard has an Intel chipset.

    --
    Donald L McDaniel
    Please reply to the original thread,
    so that the thread may be kept intact.
    ==============================
  5. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.hardware (More info?)

    Depends if the motherboard allows it or not.

    "namniar" <this@that> a écrit dans le message de news:
    uEnnb$hNFHA.2748@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
    > http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic22955.html
    >
    > Quote:
    >
    > Actually, if you aren't going to use RAID. Then you do not even need a
    > floppy. I have the K8N-E Deluxe, and WindowsXP installed to my WD SATA
    > drive.
    >
    > There are 6 SATA connectors on that board, 4 of them are at the bottom and
    > are intended for RAID. 2 are close to the middle of the board. Plug the
    > drive into one of those 2 and you can install WindowsXP without needing to
    > load any SATA drivers. So in otherwords, you DO NOT NEED to press F6.
  6. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.hardware (More info?)

    After reading the 3 replies, clearly I must have thrown out some
    confusing info, because you now assume that I have an Asus K8xxx
    Deluxe or whatever. But, I do NOT. (I should have stated which motherboard
    I DO have.)

    So, I'll start a fresh note, and state less and mention which MOBO I am
    using.

    Bye.


    "David Cook" <someone@nowhere.net> wrote in message
    news:e9OdnXlhXNnnttHfRVn-3g@comcast.com...
    >I have constructed a new machine, with an Asus motherboard that
    > has 'SATA' bios support. I have just a single SATA-drive present
    > (thus RAID is not relevant).
    >
    > My problem is that during Windows-XP installation, it wants me to
    > supply a device driver for SATA for use by Win-XP.
    >
    > So, like others who have posted SATA queries, I went to the
    > Asus website and did a knowledge-base search there. FAQ there says:
    >
    > Ques: Why can't I find any SATA HDD during installing WinXP SP2 when I
    > connected single SATA HDD to SI3114R RAID controller?
    > Ans:
    > Due to firmware limitation, SI3114R can't support single SATA HDD
    > unless setting SATA at JBOD (single) mode in the Silicon Image RAID
    > configuration Utility. Besides, please prepare a disk with SI3114R driver
    > and press F6 to load the driver during WinXP SP2 installation.
    >
    >
    > Ok. So, that seems to tell me to:
    >
    > (1) Run something called the 'Silicon Image RAID configuration utility".
    > But it does NOT tell me
    >
    > where to acquire that.
    >
    > (2) It also says I need to acquire/download (from somewhere!?) a copy of
    > the SI3114R driver.
    >
    > But, that driver does NOT seem to be available at Asus's website. Am I
    > supposed to read their minds
    >
    > and find a 'Silicon Image' website and get the driver and/or utility
    > there? Or, get it from Microsoft?
    >
    >
    >
    > Anybody been down this specific road who can tell me (and the other
    > posters) exactly where to
    >
    > get the needed pieces?
    >
    >
    >
    > TIA and regards...
    >
    >
    >
    > Dave
    >
    >
    >
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