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Hello My motherboard is MsI 661fm3-v and i have sata disk drive when installing windows xp , it can't read the disk i tried to add sata drivers in the xp cd with n-lite but the same thing happened and didn't fix the problem i wan't the right sata driver to add it to the installing cd to fix this problem thank you

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It's a while since I used a MSI MoBo but if I recall corretly you need to enable the SATA controller in the BIOS. This may involve switching off the IDE1 controller and selecting SATA+IDE2 controllers.

Unfortunately the manual from MSI's website was not helpful.

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If you are trying to install Windows XP and it does not detect the SATA hard drive.
The problem is that XPinstallation CD does not have a SATA driver, unless you have a SATA drive on adisk etc. and can install the driver when XP asks for a hard drive driver then,XP cannot detect the hard disk and therefore won't install XP. The FIX. Go into the BIOS anddisable the SATA drive (enable IDE emulation), this will make XP think it is aIDE/PATA hard disk. Then you can install XP normally. When Windows hasbeen installed then install all the device drivers (including the SATA driver),then shut down and boot up and got into the BIOS and enable the SATA drive.

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The bios does not recognize the sata hard disk.Whether installing motherboard drives from net will help.Please advise. So I am not able to install windows.The message is something like Raid driver and no...

Are you trying to install Windows XP?
Is so the problem is that the Windows XP installation CD does not have a SATA driver. To install Windows XP on a SATA hard drive, please click on this link and follow my instructions :-

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Ethernet controller driver msi 661fm3-v windows 7

Download here at msi:

The ethernet driver is in System & Chipset Drivers
Click on zip file for download
Unzip before you install
You need reboot after this

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I am tring to install win XP with sata drive and

Make sure it is listed in your system CMOS before starting the XP install. Make sure cables are correct, and the drives are not turned off in CMOS. Some setup will allow you to set the drive types to AUTO, so you can also try that.

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

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!

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Msi 661fm3-v

Hi there
If its XP you are trying to install then you will have to get extra drivers for setup to recognize the SATA drive.
The drivers you need will be in the "matrix storage manager" you can download this from Microsofts download site.
Once download read the instructions carefully as you will either have to create a floppy disk or a bootable USB drive with the SATA drivers on them.

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This sounds like a memory timing issue based on the caution from the MSI page. There is no reason the board itself should have a problem with that size hard drive. Have you reset the bios to factory default and tried the various compatibility settings available in the bios?

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SiS® 650/650GL/651/661FX/740/761GX/67x VGA Drivers
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Vista :
SiS® 650/650GL/651/661FX/740/761GX/67x System Drivers
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Realtek ALC Series AC97 Audio Driver
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MSI 661FM3 V (PCB V2.0)

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SiS® 650/650GL/651/661FX/740/761GX/67x VGA Drivers
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Vista :
SiS® 650/650GL/651/661FX/740/761GX/67x System Drivers
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Vista :
Realtek ALC Series AC97 Audio Driver
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You must press F6 during the XP setup when it asks you for a third party disk controller driver. You get one chance to do this, near the beginning of the setup. You must have the SATA driver available an a drive you can read during setup, such as a floppy disk. The driver should have come with the motherboard, otherwise you may have to download it.

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