I am trying to load XP on this machine....Get's to the spot where it says .....Windows does not detect any hard drive..It says it is IDE...Shouldn't need sata drivers....Must be something easy?????
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This is most likely a problem with the drivers that are installed. Go to the website for the motherboard and download the updated drivers for Windows XP for your motherboard. Then do a clean install of Windows XP meaning partition and format the hard drive and then do the install. Make sure all your connections are properly made and the BIOS is set up correctly.
Hi, What happens?Does it hang on the loading page or does it restart itself before loading? If it hangs on the loading page,press CTRL,ALT and DEL.This boots the system. If it restarts itself,remove the hard disk and re-fix it again.Problem solved? Remove the CMOS battery and the hard disk and re-fix them again.Problem solved? If not,you may have to repair your operating system. This how you do it:-
Remove your hard disk and enslave[fix it as a secondary drive] it on another machine with a good operating system.
Start the machine.Accept to run unnix[using two drives]
The machine will automatically detect your hard disk's failure on the operating system and repair the damaged files.
On completion and after Windows opens,turn off the machine and remove your hard disk.
Fix the hard disk now on your machine and start it.
You need to use the RAID/ATA floppy disk that was provided with your motherboard. It was supplied either on the cd or on seperate floppies.
When you have the disk in the floppy drive you press F6 when it asks at the very beginning of loading files in the windows setup.
When the setup asks load the RAID/ATA drivers and when you go to install your hard disk will be detected. You will have to get a floppy drive and plug it up if you don't already have one. There is a way to build a windows setup cd which includes the ata/raid drivers but it's often easier to just get a floppy drive.
When you connect the drive on another machine make sure the jumber setting are either connected correctly as a slave or if using cable select option make sure the jumpers are correct and its on the first slot for the slave.
i am saying so because if it is detected on your computer, thats is why it allow you to load XP up to where you get stuck.
If you cannot manage to get it connected as a slve on the other machine, try connecting it as a single drive on that machine and load XP on it, if it manage to load then transfer it back to your machine when it start rebooting so that it will reboot after copynig files on your original machine.
If it then cannot continue loading on your machine, we will then be certain that the problem is not with your hard drive but just a hardware conflict on your computer, Try that before we pick it fro there.
Check out any hardware that doesnot supports windows xp. remove that and reload the os. it works.
remove all the additional addon cards like modem, network card, printers etc., (just maintain only hard disk, cd rom and floppy drive)then install the os. once os installs add the components one by one to so that the os will detect one by one