Installing XP on a SATA Drive

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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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. Yes, yes and yes my man.

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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. Is your M/B one of those that allows the SATA headers to act as IDE interface automatically, or do you have to load controller drivers F6 on XPs installation setup?

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  8. 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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  9. All working now.

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  10. What Pat said.

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

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    All working now.

    Another user error fixed... :tongue:

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  12. Lol, so true :frown:

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