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Last response: in Motherboards
March 24, 2010 3:27:19 PM

I am trying to get the correct drivers for a SATA hard drive on a Gateway GM5478, Intel Board for a new XP OS install.
Please Help -

I have a new samsung HD322HJ sata disk drive.
Trying to perform a clean install of Windows XP.
I have downloaded drivers from Intel, Gateway, and VIA.
Intel has not been able to indentify my motherboard....yet.

Gateway says that I may need the re-install cd from them.

I would like to gather the correct drivers and try to solve this in my office.

I appreciate any and all help. (


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March 24, 2010 4:33:30 PM

Well, I am now in the process of upgrading to my new system.

Ok, I am at a loss. I installed the WD SATA, Plextar and a floppy and booted up. It posts and sees the WD HD connected to the #1 SATA port. The SATA jumper is enabled. When it reaches the SATA driver utility, it sees the WD as HD 0. Boot sequence is CD, Floppy and SCSI. Install asks for F6 if SCSI drivers and have hit F6. When XP gets to reading the HD, it doesn't see it and wants the 3rd party drivers. The current SATA drivers are there, so I don't know why XP doesn't see the drive. I am just running 1 SATA drive, not a raid config. I didn't get a SATA utility floppy with the drivers on it (purchased a barebones sys) and if I don't select installing the drivers, it of course doesn't see the drive at all and wants to stop loading XP.

I downloaded drivers (from the ASUS) and tried to put the SATA driver on a floppy but it's too big. I copied the ASUS CD SATA driver info to a disk and downloaded SATA drivers from the Silicon Image site and put them on a disk. It can't find "Si3112r.sys", but I know it is there. I am not sure which files I need. What do I need to do to get the XP setup to read the drive?