Well this is my first build and I got to the point of installing Vista with little problem. However I have come to a stopping point. When I get to the part in Vista installation where it asks you where you want to install, I choose my hard drive then after a few minutes it says it can not be installed without the drivers. The mother board manual says there should not be any driver problems unless I am trying to use RAID but all that is disabled BIOS. I can also see the hard drive in BIOS. Does anyone know what the problem could be? Here is my current system:
Still stranded, I have RAID is disabled in BIOS. I have gotten vista to see the drivers and install the drivers I thought I needed, but it still just hangs up in the same spot. Trying to copy windows over. This is frustrating.
I had this same problem... I am not new to building PC's either, I bought new hardware for my HTPC and had a copy of Vista home premium laying around si i decided to do a clean install over windows xp MCE 2005.
I did the IDE option in the bios, drives are listed and plugged into the correct ports on the board ( MSI K9VGM-V ) and I could not recognize the drive no matter what i tried. got tired of rebooting and entering my serial for windows over and over... So I just installed MCE again , then I did the upgrade option to Vista! Worked beautifully took an extra 20 minutes but vs. hours of searching forums and looking for drivers it was well worth the extra time. Stupid windows...
i dont think he is having the same problem though. if it says it doesn't see the drives and you have the option ide mode selected under the raid controller options then i would say you need to give windows the driver before install and see if that helps. what controller is it?
I sold my old setup to a coworker of mine and it took him three weeks to figure out that he needed to select the ide mode option uinder the raid controller options part. I laughed at him so, hard because we are it people.