12-22-2004, 01:06 PM
Join Date: Dec 2004
I know this topic has been around for quite some time. The discussions and advice have help me perform what I detail below, but...
Mine is a new build: Seagate Sata and AV8 Deluxe, and XP Pro
I've read more problem boards on this issue over the last several days...
SATA: single HD (No Raid)
I have updated BIOS and updated SATA drivers.
I have reset CMOS.
I have On Board Sata Bootrom enabled.
I have Promise Controller Enabled, with IDE (Not Raid).
SATA HD is recognized on boot up (Not listed in EIDEs)
Boot sequence: used 'em all as necessary to load BIOS update (floppy), XP (CD) and SATA drivers.
[Have also tried with Promise Controller Disabled - same result']
Error messages, depending on how I set up above:
"No Drive attached to fastrac controller. The Bios is not installed"
"Bios is not installed"
and Windows can not find a HD to load to...
My goal is to use/install just one sata HD and XP:
I've made the floppys with both the updated raid and ata drivers, and loaded 'as required'.
Loaded them seperately, and together: all with same results - XP still can't find the hard drive.
I've attempted this with the sata HD plugged into Sata 1, 2 and 3 - same result.
I've done all the above with the Bios 'Promise' set to disable, and enable - both with IDE and Raid - same result.
I sucessfully updated the Bios before attempting all the above.
I've reset the CMOS and done all the above, again.
Power supply is 380: seems to be plenty...
(I can certainly detail all of my specifications. For now, only the essentials are connected.)