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I had a mobo(Epox 8KDA3J) fail so I replaced w/ a new Abit KV8-Pro 3rd Eye. All else is unchanged from the prev system which worked well - Athlon 64 3200+, OCZ 512 pc 3200, WD 74 Raptor SATA(w/ XP Pro SP 2 and all programs), WD 250 GB SATA(large data files only), ATI Radeon 9800 Pro, Lite-on DVD r/CD r, and FDD, all in Antec case w/ 380w TruePower ps. Mobo swap went fine, first POST went fine, until it ended w/ "windows could not start properly" screen. Tried Safe mode- failed. Put XP disc in, went thru setup - "setup cannot locate any drives". Even tho the mobo has SATA connectors I repeated setup w/ F6 key push for "third Party RAID driver" and when prompted inserted the floppy which was read but then prompted again for the floppy. Went to another pc and copied the SATA drivers from the Abit CD and inserted it, it was read and the prompt repeated as before. Tried a different floppy drive w/ same result. Reset CMOS several times thru this process. Also tried with disconnecting of front USB cable, FDD, cd/dvd drive, and second hard drive. Short of trying an IDE drive I have no other ideas. I can't lose the data on those 2 drives so I can't just start over. Please advise.
 

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You cant change motherboards and boot up with the same OS & hard drive previosuly used / the OS sense the extreme hardware change and baulks with a crash.

The method you used would have worked had you used sysprep prior to removing the mobo / but thats a spilled milk conversation !!

you are now going to have to slave your drive in another computer and back up the files to another drive / I would then wipe the hard drive clean with a zero fill program and do a clean install ????? yeah I know >>> not what you wanted to hear
http://dban.sourceforge.net/ >>>> download floppy version


here is a tid bit of info that may help if you can boot from win xp cd

http://www.hardforum.com/showthread.php?t=772307


regards

joe
 

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linderman speaks the truth. The old OS knows nothing about the new hardware so it cannot see it.
You could also connect your old hardware back up and do a proper backup of your data. Then re-install a fresh OS on your new system.
 

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Thanks for the suggestions. What I am still puzzled by is that when I boot from the XP CD the 2 drives are not even seen by Windows setup, but on POST I see that the bios sees the drives as it lists them on the "do you want to set up RAID screen". I ordered a new ps and a new HD and will try to set up a fresh XP install on the new drive and then try to migrate data from the old ones
 

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The BIOS will see the drive but the OS will not untill you load the SATA controller drivers. The drivers will need to be installed at the F6 prompt in the Windows install.
 

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Here's where I am since last post - Got new PS and a new and blank SATA drive- Antec Truepower 400+ and a WD SE16 250 gB - tried first to boot from prev HD w/ no luck of course, then booted from XP disc and could not see drives, then XP disc again but hitting F6 to install third party SATA/RAID drivers and then upon prompt entering ABIT supplied SATA floppy. The pc would read it but then give me the same prompt for the floppy, over and over again. I went to another computer and downloaded the SATA drivers to a floppy, but same result, it would read it and after a delay ask again for the floppy.
I then got and old IDE drive and wiped/reformatted/installed XP on it on the new computer w/o prob. and then did all the updates on it including SP2 and then installed the ABIT drivers from their CD and it still will not see my SATA drives. All I want to do is to replace my broken mobo and retain all the other orig hardware w/o loss of data from the 2 drives. Apparently, IDE works fine but I cannot figure out how to make my SATA work and the F6 at XP install is not working either.
 

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After it loads the drivers, you will be prompted to "press S to load additional drivers" or " press enter to continue". At that point, if you loaded the correct drivers, Windows will continue with the installation, if you just press enter.
 

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"After it loads the drivers, you will be prompted to "press S to load additional drivers" or " press enter to continue". At that point, if you loaded the correct drivers, Windows will continue with the installation, if you just press enter."
When I do this I eventually get to the "windows can not find any drives" mssg, except now I have the prev. described old IDE drive which does work but I don't want to use that drive( I tried it to see if the system worked except for the SATA issue)

"give us the machines specs"
See 1st post in this thread. Anything else needed I'll be happy to look up.

I think I'll clear the CMOS again and look in the BIOS setup for any thing related to SATA and try to boot from the XP CD again w/ the F6 plan, using a different floppy drive and drive cable that I know works having used it last nite on a different system build. I'll do this w/o the IDE connected. Also will try to apply any ideas you all have. Thanks
 

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gmannel said:
When I do this I eventually get to the "windows can not find any drives" mssg,
This would mean you are not installing the correct drivers or the SATA controller is not enabled in the BIOS.
 
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