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SATA RAID Blue screen on install, can't get past it.

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August 19, 2005 7:37:20 AM

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I've been trying to do a fresh install of XP for months now. I finally got
the diskette with the SATA RAID drivers on it, and get through the point
where install asks you to press 'S' and finds and uses the SATA driver, when
install tries to continue I get a blue screen saying that XP install has
been stopped to protect my drive, it recommends to check the drive for virus
and run chkdsk /f.

I did a virus scan, and did run the full c: drive diagnostic tools then
re-tried again only to loop at this same point. Sorry I didn't write the
error number down, I can duplicate it if it is really necessary.

I can still boot windows from the code on C:, run install with "upgrade"
selected and it will install with the SATA drivers ok, but I want to select
'full install' instead of the upgrade one and that's where the problem
originates from, not being able to complete a fresh install.



Can anyone suggest why this is happening, and a possible way around this
point of stopping?

Billy
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August 19, 2005 7:37:21 AM

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Try downloading the DOS utility for the hd from the mfg web site (they all
have
one),in the DOS utility,format the drive,then boot to xp cd,press F6,press s
select controller,press s again,select controller (at this point the
drivers are
loaded),then press enter,continue on to xp boot info screen,select,install
xp,
new copy,create a partition,then let xp format and install.Also,make sure
youre
BIOS is set for SATA.

"Billy >" wrote:

> I've been trying to do a fresh install of XP for months now. I finally got
> the diskette with the SATA RAID drivers on it, and get through the point
> where install asks you to press 'S' and finds and uses the SATA driver, when
> install tries to continue I get a blue screen saying that XP install has
> been stopped to protect my drive, it recommends to check the drive for virus
> and run chkdsk /f.
>
> I did a virus scan, and did run the full c: drive diagnostic tools then
> re-tried again only to loop at this same point. Sorry I didn't write the
> error number down, I can duplicate it if it is really necessary.
>
> I can still boot windows from the code on C:, run install with "upgrade"
> selected and it will install with the SATA drivers ok, but I want to select
> 'full install' instead of the upgrade one and that's where the problem
> originates from, not being able to complete a fresh install.
>
>
>
> Can anyone suggest why this is happening, and a possible way around this
> point of stopping?
>
> Billy
>
August 21, 2005 8:12:19 AM

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Thanks for the response. I'll check the Dell web site for DOS utility disks.

Billy
August 23, 2005 3:15:36 AM

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Final resolution: They were two HD controllers listed during setup, I (as
Dell advised) selected the RAID controller, when (after reading Intel's own
docs from the driver diskette) I actually have an AHCI controller (the other
option). I tried selecting the second option instead of the RADI, but
Windows installer advised me to not change this setting.

Thank god Intel at least has correct docs with explicit instructions.

Regards,
Billy
!