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Unmountable disk volume

I'm installing windows xp sp2 to a brand new desktop.

a blue screen appears with this message. "unmountable disk volume".


i think i need a SATA driver. where can i find this driver?

can't find it on the ecs website.


motherboard: ECS 945GCT-M2/1333 V1.0a

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Re: unmountable disk volume

I do not think that you need a "driver"


I would like you to click here for more info on your problem

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Re: unmountable disk volume

You may want to start with this

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Re: unmountable disk volume

I'd try a website like .. for others Google SATA driver ..


Good luck.  Love those blue screens! 



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