Windows Installation on SATA Hard Drive PCI Controller
I just got my Maxtor SATA150 PCI controller and my Seagate 7900.9 250Gb SATA. Well I started good, installed the hard drive and the controller card. Now the problems started when I wanted to install a fresh installation of Windows XP in the computer. First, I thought Windows XP Installation CD would recognize it, but it didnt. Next I went to BIOS and putted SCSI first (there is no "bootable device" or "removable device" available so thats why I tried with SCSI) and nothing. I went to the Maxtor site and they said that I had to create a boot diskette with the MaxBlast CD. Well I did and now I get this screen (After the MSI welcome screen) saying... "Maxtor SATA150 PCI Founded"
then it keeps going with the POST screen until it asks to boot from the cd or floppy etc. Well trying to solve my problem I also found that there is a new option in my BIOS called Promise/SCSI Boot which is enabled as Promise/SCSI (I can also put it as SCSI/Promise) Guess, I tried both options and none of them worked.
So Im kinda tired right now after a hard day and I need this computer with Windows XP asap. I really dont know what else to do or try. Could you people help me out? I really need this please. I dont know what else to do!.
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Did you get the correct boot diskette? I know it seems dumb... but that COULD be the problem right there.
Im a dumb ass
I just solved my problem
it was the diskette with the drivers... I had the Ultra133 drivers instead of the SATA150 :P