Installing XP with SATA HDD, 0x0000007B Error

Hey there,

  I tried installing Windows XP Pro SP2 with a Seagate 250gb SATA HDD and when I load the drivers that came with my motherboard (Asus A8N5X) it gives me this stupid error. I tried using both Raid and Mass Storage Device drivers, also the other SiliconImage drivers that came on the CD but NO LUCK. The specs of the setup are:

AMD 3800+ X2
512mb DDR400 Kingston Hyper-X (temp)
500watt Rosewill PSU
Asus A8N5X mobo
DVD-RW drive
Floppy (temp)
EVGA 7800GT

Argh, I appreciate the help.

Thanks
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GranModCommented:
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Irwin SantosComputer Integration SpecialistCommented:
update the BIOS for your motherboard
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phad3rsAuthor Commented:
I did, I tried both the newest version and the 2nd to newest. No luck man.
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phad3rsAuthor Commented:
Come on, this is an easy 500 points :(

I'm currently running the latest BIOS available by Asus and have tried 2 different sticks of ram (256 + 512) and right now I'm currently running the 512. I've tried doing it without the drivers and I still get the same problem.
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Irwin SantosComputer Integration SpecialistCommented:
what is the motherboard manufacturer & model?

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phad3rsAuthor Commented:
It seems to me like you didn't read my question very clearly, I stated that it's an Asus A8N5X PCI-E motherboard.
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Irwin SantosComputer Integration SpecialistCommented:
apparently not.. I missed that.

Are you in the process of installing the OS or is it already installed?
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phad3rsAuthor Commented:
I'm in the process of installing the OS.
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Irwin SantosComputer Integration SpecialistCommented:
to confirm

When you are prompted during the setup to install additional drivers you insert your disc (with the drivers) by pressing F6 on the install?
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phad3rsAuthor Commented:
... Yes. I choose both drivers.
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Irwin SantosComputer Integration SpecialistCommented:
http://www.nvidia.com/object/nforce_nf4_winxp32_x16_6.85

Get this driver set.. expand, and use the SATA drivers.
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Irwin SantosComputer Integration SpecialistCommented:
It's data 2/6/06
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phad3rsAuthor Commented:
I just throw them on a floppy, correct?
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Irwin SantosComputer Integration SpecialistCommented:
yes
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phad3rsAuthor Commented:
Do I use the drives inside SATA_IDE or SATARAID. When I tried to use the ones inside SATA_IDE there wasn't a textsetup.oem so I threw the one on from SATARAID for giggles and it didn't work. I'm assuming I use... SATARAID? I'm going to try it right now.
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Irwin SantosComputer Integration SpecialistCommented:
do both
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phad3rsAuthor Commented:
I just tried it and I still got the same error... Argh

Should I try Win2k?? I hate this :<
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Irwin SantosComputer Integration SpecialistCommented:
Asus says that you need W2kSP4....but it also said the XP should install without a problem.

There limited info on this board on Asus' website.
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phad3rsAuthor Commented:
I need W2KSP4 for what? Drivers? OS? Microsoft needs to get their stuff straight, I'm tired of running into a ridiciulous error everytime I try to put a machine together.
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Irwin SantosComputer Integration SpecialistCommented:
It's really the motherboard that has to conform with the operating system.  You mentioned Win2k?  Got it?
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phad3rsAuthor Commented:
No I meant the drivers for Win2k. I only have Windows XP SP2

What else should I freaking do? I blame this on Microsoft for not incorporating SATA support into Windows \: I tried the drivers inside the Legacy folder just now and they didn't work either.

If you don't mind, explain to me how I should get the correct drivers onto the floppy so I'm not doing it wrong. From finding the folder to the end, ty :)
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Irwin SantosComputer Integration SpecialistCommented:
Expand the extracted folders to
C:\NVIDIA\nForceWin2KXP\6.85\IDE\WinXP

copy on 3 separate discs the contents of each of the folder (make sure the files sit in the root of the floppy disc)

legacy
sata_ide
sataraid

boot the setup and F6 at the appropriate time, then insert all the discs... as you select additional drivers.


If the above doesn't work.. reformat the drive and start from scratch.  Repeat the above driver install.



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phad3rsAuthor Commented:
The drive isn't even formatted yet, but I'll what you said just now.
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phad3rsAuthor Commented:
This didn't work. |:
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phad3rsAuthor Commented:
I just tried it with a regular 80gb Western Digital IDE HDD and it still... Gave me the error. Uhh?
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phad3rsAuthor Commented:
I found the problem.

I was using a backup of my Windows XP Pro SP2 disk because I would hate to scratch the real one and when I burned a fresh copy of it, Nero told me it failed to burn but usually I've never had a problem with disks that have done that anyway but it seems to have been the problem with this one... I didn't even need to install the drivers when I booted my legit CD of Windows! Sweet stuff. If anybody else is having this problem, CHECK YOUR DISK!!!!
Thanks for your help man!
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haim96Commented:
in the bios look for sata setting and configure it as NATIVE ( or somthing like this,if i remember right )
this should let u install winXP without spacial sata drivers.
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Irwin SantosComputer Integration SpecialistCommented:
phew...at least my wheels stopped spinning...perhaps you want to close this question.
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