Have a 80 gig samsung sata HD that when trying to install xp, won't be recognized.
MSI "K8T Neo-FIS2R" K8T800 (ms6702) motherboard.
I have tried hitting F6 at install and then when it asks for me to put in drivers disk I have two of them..being...
VIA sata raid driver for VT6420/VT8237
Promise 376/378 Driver
either one i put in, and hit enter to continue..it just sits there and then asks me to "please insert manufacturer hardware support disk" as if I didnt put it in at all. Same message for both disks, which I tested do have data on them using a different laptop.
Any suggestions? Is there a certain port it should be on> (serial1, serial2, sata1,sata2)?
Are you sure your floppy drive is working. The light comes on and doesn’t stay on? If you press F6 during the windows installer it should come up with a screen where is says to put in the manufacture’s driver disk. You then press S (for specify), put in the floppy, and then select the driver, then press enter twice.
You do however need to know what controller you are plugged into. You listed 2 different controllers, but 3 different drivers are possible. And not on only one floppy either.
The 376/378 can either be operated in ide mode (non raid mode) or in raid mode. Thus having 2 drivers that you will need to know which one to use.
The 6420 on has one driver.
In all you will need 3 floppies if you are unsure with the current set of drivers on each.
378 – raid
379 – ide
Main System Specs
AMD Athlon64 3200
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ATI Radeon 9800XT
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