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Installing XP on a SATA Drive

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July 29, 2005 8:22:43 PM

I'm trying to install Windows XP on my new Seagate SATA drive (I have a MSI K8N Neo2 Platinum Motherboard).

The first phase of the installation goes fine, but after the first reboot I get an error stating "Error Loading Operating System"

I have disconnected all my PATA harddrives / disabled the IDE channels not in use - I'm stuck!

Help.

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July 29, 2005 11:09:34 PM

Install has worked fine before.

I'll double check that nLite didn't take some SATA functionality out though - Good idea.

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July 29, 2005 11:31:05 PM

RAID is disabled for the SATA connector you are using, doesnt it? And the boot is set to HDD and there is no floppy in the drive..?

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July 29, 2005 11:52:15 PM

Yes, yes and yes my man.

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July 29, 2005 11:59:30 PM

Did you already had an installation on the other HDD when you installed XP on the SATA HDD?

Maybe teh boot sector was marked on the PATA HDD and istructed XP to load from the SATA.

Try to reinstall XP with only the SATA HDD.

After that, see if it boots.

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July 30, 2005 7:27:54 AM

Nice Motherboard Ned!

check some CMOS settings MSI is finicky there.

Advanced BIOS Features

Make sure Boot Other Device is Enabled




Integrated Peripherals

Select Onboard Device

make sure the SATA headers you're plugged into are Enabled

SATA 1 / SATA 2 Enabled or

SATA 3 / SATA 4 Enabled




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July 30, 2005 1:52:14 PM

Hey guys - I kinda fixed the problem - I think last time I used NLite Imay have taken out some SATA functionality. That, or the disk is damaged (No scratches though).


I made a new XP install disk and it installed, only this time I get a "Cannot initilize driver install interface" (or something).

...I made ANOTHER mistake with nLite :evil: 


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July 30, 2005 5:06:08 PM

nforce SATA controller is the same that the PATA interface use, so windows recogniz all the drive connected to that controller without any drivers. Unless RAID is enabled for that controller for some devices, the RAID drivers are necessary.

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July 30, 2005 6:14:05 PM

All working now.

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July 30, 2005 6:15:05 PM

What Pat said.

Although I did load the drivers onto the CD just incase - but it doesn't need them.

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July 30, 2005 7:30:06 PM

Quote:
All working now.

Another user error fixed... :tongue:

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July 30, 2005 10:00:48 PM

Lol, so true :frown:

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