Changes from Windows x64 RC2 to RTM?

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I recently downloaded and installed the RTM-Versions of Windows Server 2003
x64 and Windows XP x64. Both Setups run without any problems, except for a
message
in "Installing devices" about a driver that may not be compatible and so on.

The one and only foreign driver i use is the SATA-controller driver that
worked since Beta 2 without any problems. After the final reboot my system
does not boot into
the logo screen, but reboots immediately after selecting the x64 from
boot.ini and
loading some files.

In RC2 with the same driver version i had no problems during and after the
setup except that almost nothing of my hardware had working drivers, but the
systems
booted quickly to the desktop waiting for activation.

What may have changed here since RC2? Will i just need to upgrade my SATA
drivers?

kind regards
mayr-software
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    "mayr-software" <klaus@mayr-software.de> wrote in message
    news:D2A66D32-D806-45CA-AEEE-129258D3E690@microsoft.com...
    >I recently downloaded and installed the RTM-Versions of Windows Server 2003
    > x64 and Windows XP x64. Both Setups run without any problems, except for a
    > message
    > in "Installing devices" about a driver that may not be compatible and so
    > on.
    >
    > The one and only foreign driver i use is the SATA-controller driver that
    > worked since Beta 2 without any problems. After the final reboot my system
    > does not boot into
    > the logo screen, but reboots immediately after selecting the x64 from
    > boot.ini and
    > loading some files.
    >
    > In RC2 with the same driver version i had no problems during and after the
    > setup except that almost nothing of my hardware had working drivers, but
    > the
    > systems
    > booted quickly to the desktop waiting for activation.
    >
    > What may have changed here since RC2? Will i just need to upgrade my SATA
    > drivers?

    Yes it sounds like you need to get later SATA drivers.
    It is not uncommon for vendors beta drivers that were written for a Beta OS
    to not function correctly on the final production release.
    Ideally you should never run Beta drivers on any production system

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    Regards,

    Mike
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    Mike Brannigan [Microsoft]

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    rights

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    newsgroups

    "mayr-software" <klaus@mayr-software.de> wrote in message
    news:D2A66D32-D806-45CA-AEEE-129258D3E690@microsoft.com...
    >I recently downloaded and installed the RTM-Versions of Windows Server 2003
    > x64 and Windows XP x64. Both Setups run without any problems, except for a
    > message
    > in "Installing devices" about a driver that may not be compatible and so
    > on.
    >
    > The one and only foreign driver i use is the SATA-controller driver that
    > worked since Beta 2 without any problems. After the final reboot my system
    > does not boot into
    > the logo screen, but reboots immediately after selecting the x64 from
    > boot.ini and
    > loading some files.
    >
    > In RC2 with the same driver version i had no problems during and after the
    > setup except that almost nothing of my hardware had working drivers, but
    > the
    > systems
    > booted quickly to the desktop waiting for activation.
    >
    > What may have changed here since RC2? Will i just need to upgrade my SATA
    > drivers?
    >
    > kind regards
    > mayr-software
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