Please help me. I am having serious difficulty installing Windows Vista Ultimate. I belive the problem lies with the SATA HDD that I have. I have attempted to reseach the issue, but have been unable to solve the problem.
My motherboard is a: GA-965P-S3.
I have a Seagate 7200.10 (ST3320620AS) 320GB Serial ATA300 HDD.
The HDD is connected in the slot labelled "SATAII0", the other available slots are the "SATAII1", "SATAII2", "SATAII3" and two others labelled "GSATAII0" and GSATAII1"
In the "Intergrated Peripherals" section of the BIOS the following options are selected:
SATA AHCI Mode: AHCI
SATA Port0-3 Native Mode: Disabled
Onboard SATA/IDE Device: Enabled
Onboard SATA/IDE Ctrl Mode: AHCI
I am attempting to make a fresh installation. The HDD is blank.
I load the Vista installation and work my way to the format harddrive section.
I attempted to run the installation without installing any drivers and received a similar problem.
I don't know how to boot to the A:\ Once I get to DOS I should be sweet to format my HDD. Where can I get the boot drivers I need. I went to a few websites and found DOS drivers, but I can't load them onto my disk, something about incompatiable formats.
Please help, my computer is currently serving as a heating element in my room.