View Full Version : WinXP hangs on new install with SATA drivers

07-10-2004, 09:14 PM
Wish I'd never seen an nforce mobo.

When I attempt a clean install of Win XP to setup RAID/SATA drivers, I press f6, install the Silicon Image drivers via floppy. Press <enter> when it states, then the install hangs and I have to reset to get out.

Should SATA be disabled in the BIOS during this stage? or shouldn't it matter?

If the latter, then I have another issue with the unit. Have attempted it three times with SATA enabled.

07-10-2004, 09:45 PM
Make sure that you have these items set correctly in the bios

Depending on your preference make sure that either of the First/Second/Third Boot Devices is set to SCSI

Usually one of these is set to HDD-0, so this is usually the device that you should change to SCSI

Next set the "SATA/RAID/SCSI Boot Order" to SCSI

Do you have one or two SATA drives? And are you setting them up as raid or leaving as standard?

If you are setting up a raid make sure "Serial ATA Function" is set to RAID.
If you are setting up as a standard drive make sure "Serial ATA Function" is set to BASE.

Finally "Onboard H/W Serial ATA" does need to be set to Enabled

08-10-2004, 07:04 AM
Thanks, mate.

Always can rely on a good Cantab for a straight answer. Will check on all above next week when back from holiday.