SATA hard drive (HELP ASAP!)

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i am trying to install a SATS hard drive and i need some help
i hooked up all the cables and so on then went to the raid and the only thing i could do was formatt.. the drive is bran new.. right now it is formatting

what do i do next?
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and i am geting a erorr NTLDR not found
whats that mean and how do i fix it
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did u run all the setup software that came with the drive? after it formats the system should read the drive. but your still being kinda global...
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there was no software that came with the drive.. i formatted and still got nothing showing up in the bios
this is my first time installing a SATA drive
i went in to the raid setup and it tells me that there is not enuff on the singles drives or something like that
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i have a asus A7N8X dulex mobo
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did u check the hardware. check the jumper and make sure its in slave position on the SATA drive.
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there are no jumpers on there with i found odd and none came with it plus it says nothing about jumpers at all, not even what ones are what
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Hi...there should´ve come some drivers with your mobo...to a sata disc get recognized by windows you have to press F6 (i think it´s f6...install exterior drivers) and then insert the floppy with the sata drivers.
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there is no os installed
i want the sata to be the drive i install on
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if theres only one drive, you cant have a raid solution.
if it is new, it should have come with a floppy disk that has sata drivers. if not, provide a make and model so that we can find them.
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What i said is when you install the OS (windows in this case...any other would recognize the sata hd)
And as 4ss_munk3y said since you only have 1 hd raid should be disabled.
here are the sata drivers for A7N8X Deluxe:
http://dlsvr03.asus.com/pub/ASUS/misc/i ... v10022.zip

p.s: Netmaster ...sata drives don´t need jumper configurations ;)
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ok i installed the old hd back in to the system and got windows up now i need to make a flopy and place the riad files that i have on there but the peoblem is that i dont have a flopy drive.. i burned them to cd but i dont know if it can view them wile in cd
and if i do get this installed will the sata hd be the c: or will it just be a extra drive?
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Silicon Image SiI 3112 SATALink Controller Driver Installation
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Table of Contents
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1) Windows NT 4.0 and Windows 2000/XP Fresh Installation.

2) Adding the SiI 3112 controller to an existing Windows NT installation.

3-2) Adding the SiI 3112 controller to an existing Windows XP installation.

4) Verifying controller installation under Windows NT, 2000 and XP.

5) Update SiI 3112 driver on Windows NT 4.0.


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1) Windows NT 4.0 and Windows 2000/XP Fresh Installation
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Follow the instructions in this section if you are performing a new
installation of Windows NT 4.0 or Windows 2000/XP, and you wish to
boot from a device attached to the SiI 3112 controller.


1. Put your Windows NT/2000/XP CD into the CD-ROM/DVD drive, or the NT/2000
  boot diskette #1 in the floppy drive if your system cannot boot from the
  CD.

2. Press F6 for third party SCSI or driver installation at the beginning
  of text mode installation. Press 's' when setup asks if you want to
  specify an additional device, and insert the diskette labeled
  'Silicon Image SiI 3112 SATALink Driver Installation Disk'.
  Press 'Enter' and select
  'Silicon Image SiI 3112 SATALink Serial ATA Controller'.

3. Press 'Enter' again when prompted to continue on with text mode setup.

4. Follow the setup instructions to select your choice for partition and
  file system.

5. After setup examines your disks, it will copy files from the CD to the
  hard drive selected above and restart the system. After restart the
  setup process will resume to finish the installation.

6. Once the operating system installation has completed you can follow the
  instructions in section 4 to verify controller was installed correctly.



------------------------------------------------------------------------------
2) Adding the SiI 3112 controller to an existing Windows NT installation
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Follow the instructions in this section to install the Silicon Image
SiI 3112 driver on a system already running Windows NT 4.0.


1. After OS boots up, Click 'Start'

2. Under 'Settings', click 'Control Panel'.

3. Select 'SCSI Adapters' from the Control Panel.

4. Select the 'Drivers' tab and click 'Add'.

5. Click 'Have Disk'.

6. Insert the diskette labeled 'Silicon Image SiI 3112 SATALink Driver
  Installation Disk' into A: and press 'Enter'.

7. Choose 'Silicon Image SiI 3112 SATALink Serial ATA Controller' and click
  'OK'.

8. After the driver installation has completed you can follow the
  instructions in section 4 to verify controller was installed
  correctly.


------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3-2) Adding the SiI 3112 controller to an existing Windows XP installation
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Follow the instructions in this section to install the Silicon Image SiI 3112
driver on a system already running Windows XP.


1. Click Windows [Start].

2. Click [Control Panel].

3. Double Click [System].

4. Click [Hardware] tab.

5. Click [Device Manager].

6. Right Click [RAID CONTROLLER] under [Other Devices], then click [Properties].

7. Click [Driver] tab.

8. Click [Update Driver].

9. Choose [Install from a list or specific location].

10. Click [Next].

11. Choose [Include this location in the search].

12. Click [Browse] to specify the file path where the driver is,

  e.g. "X:\Drivers\Si3112"( X is the drive you put the support CD).

13. Click [Next].

14. Click [Finish].


------------------------------------------------------------------------------
4) Verifying controller installation under Windows NT, 2000 and XP
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Follow the instructions in this section to verify that the controller was
installed correctly.

  For Windows 2000/XP

   1. Right click on 'My Computer' icon, select 'Properties', left click
     on 'Hardware' tab, and then on 'Device Manager' button.

   2. Double click on 'SCSI and RAID Controllers', If there is no yellow
     '! ' or ' ? ' in front of 'Silicon Image SiI 3112 Serial ATA
     Controller', the driver has started correctly. 

   3. To view information about the devices attached to the controller,
     right click the 'Silicon Image SiI 3112 Serial ATA Controller' and
     select Properties from the context menu, then select the tab
     labeled 'Device Info'.

  For Windows NT 4.0

   1. Double click on 'My Computer' icon, select 'Control Panel', click
     on the 'SCSI Adapters' icon, 'Silicon Image SiI 3112 Serial ATA
     Controller' should displayed correctly under 'Device' and 'Driver'
     tab.

   2. To view information about the devices attached to the controller,
     double click on the 'Silicon Image ATA Controllers' control panel
     applet. Select a controller from the list at the top of the
     dialog. Then select a device from the 'Device Location' drop down
     list to view its information.
  1. Silicon Image SiI 3112 SATALink Controller Driver Installation
  2. --------------------------------------------------------------
  3. Table of Contents
  4. -----------------
  5. 1) Windows NT 4.0 and Windows 2000/XP Fresh Installation.
  6. 2) Adding the SiI 3112 controller to an existing Windows NT installation.
  7. 3-2) Adding the SiI 3112 controller to an existing Windows XP installation.
  8. 4) Verifying controller installation under Windows NT, 2000 and XP.
  9. 5) Update SiI 3112 driver on Windows NT 4.0.
  10. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------
  11. 1) Windows NT 4.0 and Windows 2000/XP Fresh Installation
  12. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------
  13. Follow the instructions in this section if you are performing a new
  14. installation of Windows NT 4.0 or Windows 2000/XP, and you wish to
  15. boot from a device attached to the SiI 3112 controller.
  16. 1. Put your Windows NT/2000/XP CD into the CD-ROM/DVD drive, or the NT/2000
  17.   boot diskette #1 in the floppy drive if your system cannot boot from the
  18.   CD.
  19. 2. Press F6 for third party SCSI or driver installation at the beginning
  20.   of text mode installation. Press 's' when setup asks if you want to
  21.   specify an additional device, and insert the diskette labeled
  22.   'Silicon Image SiI 3112 SATALink Driver Installation Disk'.
  23.   Press 'Enter' and select
  24.   'Silicon Image SiI 3112 SATALink Serial ATA Controller'.
  25. 3. Press 'Enter' again when prompted to continue on with text mode setup.
  26. 4. Follow the setup instructions to select your choice for partition and
  27.   file system.
  28. 5. After setup examines your disks, it will copy files from the CD to the
  29.   hard drive selected above and restart the system. After restart the
  30.   setup process will resume to finish the installation.
  31. 6. Once the operating system installation has completed you can follow the
  32.   instructions in section 4 to verify controller was installed correctly.
  33. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------
  34. 2) Adding the SiI 3112 controller to an existing Windows NT installation
  35. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------
  36. Follow the instructions in this section to install the Silicon Image
  37. SiI 3112 driver on a system already running Windows NT 4.0.
  38. 1. After OS boots up, Click 'Start'
  39. 2. Under 'Settings', click 'Control Panel'.
  40. 3. Select 'SCSI Adapters' from the Control Panel.
  41. 4. Select the 'Drivers' tab and click 'Add'.
  42. 5. Click 'Have Disk'.
  43. 6. Insert the diskette labeled 'Silicon Image SiI 3112 SATALink Driver
  44.   Installation Disk' into A: and press 'Enter'.
  45. 7. Choose 'Silicon Image SiI 3112 SATALink Serial ATA Controller' and click
  46.   'OK'.
  47. 8. After the driver installation has completed you can follow the
  48.   instructions in section 4 to verify controller was installed
  49.   correctly.
  50. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------
  51. 3-2) Adding the SiI 3112 controller to an existing Windows XP installation
  52. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------
  53. Follow the instructions in this section to install the Silicon Image SiI 3112
  54. driver on a system already running Windows XP.
  55. 1. Click Windows [Start].
  56. 2. Click [Control Panel].
  57. 3. Double Click [System].
  58. 4. Click [Hardware] tab.
  59. 5. Click [Device Manager].
  60. 6. Right Click [RAID CONTROLLER] under [Other Devices], then click [Properties].
  61. 7. Click [Driver] tab.
  62. 8. Click [Update Driver].
  63. 9. Choose [Install from a list or specific location].
  64. 10. Click [Next].
  65. 11. Choose [Include this location in the search].
  66. 12. Click [Browse] to specify the file path where the driver is,
  67.   e.g. "X:\Drivers\Si3112"( X is the drive you put the support CD).
  68. 13. Click [Next].
  69. 14. Click [Finish].
  70. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------
  71. 4) Verifying controller installation under Windows NT, 2000 and XP
  72. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------
  73. Follow the instructions in this section to verify that the controller was
  74. installed correctly.
  75.   For Windows 2000/XP
  76.    1. Right click on 'My Computer' icon, select 'Properties', left click
  77.      on 'Hardware' tab, and then on 'Device Manager' button.
  78.    2. Double click on 'SCSI and RAID Controllers', If there is no yellow
  79.      '! ' or ' ? ' in front of 'Silicon Image SiI 3112 Serial ATA
  80.      Controller', the driver has started correctly. 
  81.    3. To view information about the devices attached to the controller,
  82.      right click the 'Silicon Image SiI 3112 Serial ATA Controller' and
  83.      select Properties from the context menu, then select the tab
  84.      labeled 'Device Info'.
  85.   For Windows NT 4.0
  86.    1. Double click on 'My Computer' icon, select 'Control Panel', click
  87.      on the 'SCSI Adapters' icon, 'Silicon Image SiI 3112 Serial ATA
  88.      Controller' should displayed correctly under 'Device' and 'Driver'
  89.      tab.
  90.    2. To view information about the devices attached to the controller,
  91.      double click on the 'Silicon Image ATA Controllers' control panel
  92.      applet. Select a controller from the list at the top of the
  93.      dialog. Then select a device from the 'Device Location' drop down
  94.      list to view its information.
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Not having a floppy drive it´s the worst part...since you need one to instal the drivers.Try to get one borrowed.I don´t recomend no one not to have a floppy drive since they are still very usefull,even for recovering tools,partitioning progs,etc.
Also don´t know if two cd drives will do the trick or even a pen.
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ok so once i get a flopy drive and install the driver can i install the os on the SATA drive and will it boot to that drive?
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Before starting installation when you boot from the cd you will get the option to install third party SCSI drivers and RAID controllers. That works for most of the SATA drives.
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and then i can install the os and from then on it will boot form the sata drive?
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Yes, then install the os in sata drive and you will be able to boot from that(unless there is any mess with mbr).
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ok thanks people i knwo i am a pain but whatever
i will try this and let you know
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ok i got the sata drive installed now how do i change the drive letter to make the sata the c: drive
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it should already be the c drive. it would only take a different drive letter is you had maybe, a media reader plugged in. i dont think you can tell it to take another one.
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i have 2 hard drives E: and C:
C: is the slave
E: is the os
i want to switch the lettering cose some programes will install on the c:
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once you get into xp, remap the drive letters in the disk management console
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i tryed that and it says that windows cant
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First try to rename C: as F: or G: depending on the other drives. Then rename E: as C: and then C: as E:.
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it will not let em rename it at all the "windows cant rename crap" comes up when i click rename
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I have never tried renaming C: drive. Most probably windows wont allow that.
Use the technique described here
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/q223188/

http://www.petri.co.il/change_system_dr ... ows_xp.htm
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If you just disconect the ata and turn the pc on with only the sata what´s the letter that appears?
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it will not boot with out a ata drive hooked up as master
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that shouldn´t happen if you installed the OS in the sata drive...check the bios options and the boot options (if the sata appears put it as the first device ...or third after floppy and dvd\cd drive)

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