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When you load an OS and you press F6 to load raid or SATA drivers, where is this information stored? Is it on the bios, CMOS, or on the hard drive that you are attempting to install?

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Actually, the RAID and/or SATA drivers to be loaded using the F6 option have to be provided by you. They can be loaded from a USB flash drive or an external floppy drive.

The process is as follows:

1. You proceed to your motherboard/hard drive manufaturer's support site and locate the driver for the hardware you need it for.

2. You put that driver on one of the two media devices (floppy or flash) being sure you've carefully read the instructions for loading that driver in such a way that Windows can receive and install it.

3. You attach that media to your computer before you boot into the install disc and when prompted to press F6 do so. Shortly after you'll reach the point where the Setup asks for the RAID oe third party driver and you need to direct it to the driver by browse and choose the media if it doesn't find it by itself.

4. Highlight the driver in the selection window and click/hit enter however prompted to do so.

If you've executed all steps correctly, the driver will load and setup will continue an compete successfully.

Best Ragards and Good Luck!

Posted on Aug 26, 2010

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