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XP is Not Recognizing Sata H.D. and I Need a RAID Controller Driver

I am tring to install a sata drive for extra storage and XP is not finding the drive, Also I have Raid Controller error in Device Manager, Where can I get Raid Controller Driver for MSI 661FM3-V Motherboard w/Intel Processor, and why isnt XP recognizing Sata H.D.? Is the RAID Controller causing this and or the answer to my problem!

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  • tony584 Jun 02, 2009

    No it actually worked fine do you have a driver for the Multimedia Controller? if so I would really appreciate it! And again thank you!

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This one should be right for you, remember to put it on a floppy, since XP needs a floppy for a 3rd party driver during install.. good luck!

http://download1.msi.com/files/downloads/dvr_exe/sis_sataraid_floppy_mb.zip

Posted on Jun 02, 2009

  • gemerttower Jun 02, 2009

    Ah, I'm sorry, it wasn't for installation, but you can use the same link, it's also the right driver for your already installed WinXP system!

    It is caused by a too new chipset on your motherboard indeed, your version of WinXP doesn't recognise it without the correct drivers!


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