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I recently bought a WD 74GB Raptor harddrive to install XP on, but I'm having problems. Everytime I load up XP setup from the setup CD, when it gets to the part where the installation options menu is about to appear, as it tries to boot windows from the CD, I get a BSOD and have to restart. I've tried running the CD with my other 80GB WD IDE harddrive inside and it doesn't cause this stop error. I've been screwing with this for 2 weeks now trying everything I can find on google and forums to fix this problem. I have the correct SATA drivers for my board as well for the drive of which I hit F6 for at the beginning of setup.

As far as I can tell, it only happens when I have the SATA raptor drive installed. I don't think it's the windows CD being scratched as it is near perfect condition.

The stop error reads as this:
SESSION3_INITIALIZATION_FAILED
*** STOP 0x0000006f (0xc0000020, 0x00000000, 0x00000000, 0x00000000)

Most of the searching I've done has concluded either bad disk or bad optical drive, but this is only the case for me when the raptor is installed. Could it still be this? Thanks in advance.
 

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both tests passed without any errors

Test Option: QUICK TEST
Model Number: WDC WD740ADFD-00NLR1
Unit Serial Number: WD-WMANS1402900
Firmware Number: 20.07P20
Capacity: 74.36 GB
SMART Status: PASS
Test Result: PASS
Test Time: 17:38:36, February 04, 2007


Test Option: EXTENDED TEST
Model Number: WDC WD740ADFD-00NLR1
Unit Serial Number: WD-WMANS1402900
Firmware Number: 20.07P20
Capacity: 74.36 GB
SMART Status: PASS
Test Result: PASS
Test Time: 17:54:48, February 04, 2007
 

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Hey,

My most educated guess is that XP doesn't have the correct driver for your HDD. Get your disc that came with your HDD, and put the driver on there on to a floppy disk. When XP begins to load from the big blue screen, it gives you the option to load RAID or SCSI drivers (F6). Press F6 and it will give you the option to load the driver. Do so and this should fix your problem.

Also make sure that your BIOS correctly registers your hard drive.

Regards,

Brandon
 

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Sure, make it easy on 'em Dai. Dai is completely right in what he's saying, but I'm not sure the person will understand. You have to go into your BIOS, CMOS advanced settings, and setup your SATA drive for legacy IDE support. That way Windows will recognize your drive. Sorry for not mentioning that as it is much easier than obtaining the drivers for your HDD.

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I will go into my BIOS and attempt to do that, also I've got the drivers for my HDD on a floppy already and I have done the F6 thing and it has accepted them and it did not fix the problem. I will report back after attempting what you said in my BIOS.
 

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Alright, I went into my bios, I saw nothing that said CMOS settings or legacy IDE support.

A few specs I forgot to mention about my PC:
AMD64 X2 4200+
Asus A8N-SLI Deluxe
Windows XP Home SP2

I found an option in BIOS that is set to quick boot, should I turn it off and attempt install like that?
 

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from memory the driver you need to load with f6 is the chipset bios driver check your manual
 

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I turned off quick boot and managed to install windows xp on my raptor! I guess that was the problem all along. Thank you for all your help.
 
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