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Booting pc for the first time, need help

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September 6, 2011 10:05:51 PM

I've finally put my pc together thanks to the input of this board but I'm having some trouble. (I have an asrock Z68 extreme4 gen3 motherboard btw) When I boot up something called the "driver disk preparer 1.07" comes up and gives me three options
1. generate the raid/ahci driver diskette for intel z68 chipset
2. generate the ahci driver diskette for marvell sata 3.0
3. exit

If i pick either one or two it says "no supported drive found: floppy 1.44 and usb drive!" and reboots, if I pick option three it just reboots. I've tried moving my removing my ssd, moving my hdd drive around (to the various sata inputs) I also connected a floppy disk thing, i'm pretty clueless at this point.

any help would be very appreciated.

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a c 136 B Homebuilt system
September 6, 2011 10:17:23 PM

Start the computer and enter BIOS by pressing the correct key .

changed the hard drive to run in Native IDE mode .
Make sure the dvd drive is the first boot device

put the windows disc in the dvd drive and restart .


After windows has loaded and the computer is running , re-enter BIOS and change the boot order so that the hard drive is the first boot device .

And then install the motherboard drivers from the disk .

You may also have to add the AHCI drivers which will speed up hard drive access times . Google will tell you how

PS. If you have more than one hard drive its easier to disconnect the power from all except the one you want to install windows on , until after windows is running
a b B Homebuilt system
September 6, 2011 10:24:34 PM

What do you have inserted in the CD drive? It sounds to me like you are booting off of the hardware support CD that comes with the motherboard.
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September 6, 2011 10:51:05 PM

yeah, clearly should have just installed windows. being a bit thick.

What is ahci exactly? and is raid important?
a c 136 B Homebuilt system
September 6, 2011 10:57:23 PM

Advanced Host Controller Interface

it a software driver for higher end hard drive functions . The install method I suggested sidestepped it till later

RAID is using two or more hard drives to either speed up performance , make data safer if a drive fails , or both
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September 6, 2011 11:16:54 PM

thanks, i suppose I'll leave all that for tomorrow. So expect me to come crying again! (hopefully not)
October 6, 2011 11:21:42 PM

so...did you made it work? coz i have exactly the same problem. i dont know what to do. can somebody describe the steps.
October 7, 2011 6:00:46 PM

illegalgrava21 said:
so...did you made it work? coz i have exactly the same problem. i dont know what to do. can somebody describe the steps.


Yeah I just put in the windows installation CD and installed it on one of my drives.
a b B Homebuilt system
October 7, 2011 6:18:53 PM

illegalgrava21 said:
so...did you made it work? coz i have exactly the same problem. i dont know what to do. can somebody describe the steps.


JKatwyopc nailed it. You have left the mobo driver CD in the drive. Remove it, and all your troubles will vanish.

The mobo instructions probably say something like, "Kindly put Driver CD top to bottom first for make ancestors happy." They mean first thing after installing Windows, not "first".
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