Installing WinXp on PC with SATA/RAID...
Posted on 2006-11-11
I have a pc with a Promise FastTrack 378 controller card on an MSI 865PE Ne02 motherboard, with 2 x 120GB SATA hard drives. I am trying to install Windows Xp (currently no OS on the system, but has had WinXp before), but for some reason, it won't recognize the hard drives. I boot from the WinXp cd, then press F6 and put in the floppy with the correct drivers, then it's happy and I choose my partition and it starts copying over files. Then, it gets to the first reboot, so I take the floppy disk out, let it restart with the WinXp cd still in, and it starts the whole process over and acts like it's the first boot from the WinXp cd and wants to start Setup again.
Then, if I go ahead and try to do Setup again, it says there's already an OS on the partition, and asks to overwrite it.
So I tried it with removing the cd at the first reboot and then get a message saying there's been a hardware configuration error and it can't find the hard disks. What's wrong here? Please help!