TITLE: AWARD 6 BIOS/Fasttrak100 "Lite" BIOS/Installing WIN XP help!?
I'm having trouble trying to get my "new" system running.
I bought it from a friend for very cheap.
I have two ~36GB HDs.
When I boot up it shows the AWARD BIOS, but neither HD is detected, and it shows the CD-rom as the primary master.
Then after that, the screen blacks, then comes to the Fasttrak100 "Lite" BIOS. Ctrl+F to menu screen. Everything seems functional. But I could be wrong. I pressed 1 to automatically set it up, and chose "desktop". and the other default, which I forget right now. EDIT: "performance".
Since these HDs are wiped, I'm trying to install WIN XP. When it boots to the CD-rom, and loads the drivers, and after I accept the EULA, it is supposed to show my hard drives and partitions, and which one I want to use, but it shows that there are none. Then a few seconds later, I get a blue screen of death.
Do I need to flash the BIOS? Anyone have any idea what to do?
Thanks for your help, I eagerly await your replies.
Well...I'm not sure, but if they are going to be on a raid array, doesn't that make them like...one device? So, wouldn't I want the jumpers to be on the same pins?
When I first got the computer, it was still running xp. It was just kinda messed up, so I know it's not completely broken. I'm just missing something.
Right now, I'm going to try the WINXP CD again, and do the F6 route. Hopefully I will be able to point to the CD-rom drive for the raid drivers, my computer doesn't have a floppy disk drive on it. Well, at least not the laptop I'm downloading the drivers from. I am going to burn them onto a CD and try that way. Will post results.