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- Bluenose 637
August 7, 2007, 11:42 pm
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I just finished building my new rig. Asus P5K Premium MD, 4 gig Crucial DDR
800, Intel Core 2 Duo E6850, Nvidia GTS 8800, 2 WD Caviar Sata 2 HDD, Sata
DVD rom, Sata RW DVD.
Everything will POST fine. The bios (latest) sees everything correctly. When
I try to install win xp I have issues. Since I have the SATA drives I have
a floppy loaded with the RAID drivers (Jmicron JMB363) so that is ready to
go. Hit the F6 and things work fine until the format. The first few times I
did this the quick format worked and then XP hung while copying files. Now
it will quick format but after it hits 100% it says that it could not format
the disc. Same issue for both drives (only see 131g on the either drive, one
is 350 and other is 250).
I'm at a loss here. This is my 5th machine I have built and the first time I
have had a show stopper. Would Vista 32 see the SATA drives and work fine or
would I still have to do the floppy.
Any help would be great.
Re: SATA and Win XP Install issue
I think you need the winxp to have the sp2 slipstreamed so that
the install is with winxp sp2; the sp1 might also work as it also
fixes m$'s crap, like "no one needs more than 64k or a 120 gig drive".
I just completed the winxp onto a 500 gig sata drive while I'm still
recaptuing the linux stuff onto the old ide 160 gig.
For slipstreaming, do a google for autoslipstream or goto: