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Old 04-29-2010, 07:14 PM   #1
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On my pc I was doing a clean install of Vista, I booted from cd, when though the agrreement and was stuck on the where would you like to install windows page. It said at the bottom of the screen no drives were found click load driver, I tried load drivers but could not find my hard drive. I tried restoring the bios to default (by the way the pc is built by Dell). But I still get the same problem. Help!

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Please provide the exact model number of the Dell computer - along with the version of Windows Vista (32 or 64 bit).

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Old 04-30-2010, 05:48 PM   #3
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Oh I'm sorry, I have a Dell inspiron 530, windows 64 bit (vista)

I downloAd the driver for my pc, extracted it and put it on a flash drive, when it scanned it a bunch of files came up. Which file do I need?

OR which files do I need, i download the driver for my hardrive of of Dell.com, but when it scans tons of files come up
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It's probably IaStor.sys (presuming that it's an Intel storage controller on your system).
But leave everything on the flash drive give it a try to see if it works.

Download the driver in the SATA devices section.
Run the executable and it'll extract to a directory named C:\Dell\Drivers\R203680
Then copy all of the files to the flash drive.

Then run the Windows installer, and when it asks to Load drivers - load the IaStor.sys file from the flash drive.
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Old 05-01-2010, 05:25 AM   #5
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ok i will trie that thanks

OK, where on my flash drive would it be, there are a bunch of folders, like All and lang...

For my system which Driver to you recommend I download?

http://support.dell.com/support/down...nConsent=False

Which driver do you recomend I download from here, my os is 64 bit
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At this link: http://support.dell.com/support/down...nConsent=False

I suggest that you open the section entitled "SATA drives"
Then download the one entitled "Intel - Driver" (it's the 3rd one down from the top).
Then double click on it to run the executable - it'll extract to a directory named C:\Dell\Drivers\R203680
Then copy all of those files to the flash drive.

Then run the Windows installation, and when it asks to Load Drivers - load the IaStor.sys file from the flash drive.
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Old 05-01-2010, 07:30 AM   #7
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When I put it in to be scanned, nothing came up, I unchecked hide drivers not compatible, and it came up. So its not compatible. I think my hard drive is by samsung. What should I do?
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Figure out what chipset your system uses (I'm working on that right now)...
You have the Intel 4 series chipset

Then, visit the Intel Website here: http://downloadcenter.intel.com/Default.aspx
Select "Chipset" under the "Select a product family" heading
Then select "Desktop Chipsets" under the "Select a product line" heading
Then select the chipset name under the "Select a product name" heading
Then select "Windows Vista 64*" under the "Select an Operating System" heading
Then, in the listing below, search for something like this (It should be the 3rd one down from the top):
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64- ​bit Intel® RST Driver Files for F6 Install

Intel® Rapid Storage Technology 9.6.0.1014 files for 64-bit OS - used to preinstall RAID driver (F6 during Windows* setup)

OS: Windows 7, 64-bit*, Windows Server 2003 Enterpris....More Windows 7, 64-bit*, Windows Server 2003 Enterprise x64 Edition*, Windows Server 2003 Standard x64 Edition*, Windows Server 2008*, Windows Vista 64*, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition*>
Here's the link to the download: http://downloadcenter.intel.com/Deta...=2973&lang=eng
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Great thanks, download it now, just use the same file on it as before?

ok, another problem (actually same problem)

i downloaded the file, but it still came up as incompatible. I have a Dell Inspiron 530, im pretty sure my hardrive is by Samsung, where else should I search for, The Dell site?

IF it helps, maybe my machines dfferent, I can tell you stuff i can remeber about my 530

4gb ram
Samsung Hardrive
Vista 64 Bit
Intel Core 2 Duo

if this helps u at all, I have about 590 gb of space on my hardrive

Could you tell me what I am looking for, What kind of driver do I need?

Wooa! I was looking around my desk and found a cd that came with my computer, it said Dell device drivers, are the drivers I want on this? If so is there a way to transfer it to a USB flashdrive, I only have one disk drive, thanks
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The driver should be on the Dell disk - and while it's not ideal, it may get you started.

I'm not familiar with the contents of the disk, but (as I recall) when it's first run it'll list the drivers that are contained on it. We'll be looking for a SATA drive controller driver.

Also, please shoot me a PM with the Service Tag number. I suspect that your system has a motherboard chipset from a different manufacturer.
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Im not sure the service tag number, how do i find it

Ok I sent you a PM
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Different driver listed when I enter the service tag.
It's named R185786.exe and it's a GS965 chipset

So, let's try this one: http://downloadcenter.intel.com/Deta...=2529&lang=eng
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ok i downlooaded it and will try it

i really hope this works gonna go try it now

okay, still coming up as in compatible

i do have windows 7 shoulkd i trie that

urgh this is so annoying,,,

So this did not come up, this is wierd, because i saw the same driver on my cd, what should I do?

Okay, this just wierd, The drivers are on the disk but just are not being reconized, What do you think I should do?
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I'd try Windows 7

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