Clean install of Vista requires Mass Storage Driver. Where do I get it?

Mass Storage Driver for Vista Installation.

I am trying to do a Clean installation of Widows Vista Home Premium.
After selecting the type of installation which is Custom (Advanced) I get the message :
Where do you want to install Windows?
But this screen has no options to choose from.
I then clicked next and got the message:
 No drives were found. Click Load Driver to provide a mass storage driver for installation.
I then clicked Load Driver and received the message:
 To install the device needed to access your hard drive, insert the installation media containing the driver files, and then click O.K.
I am then informed that I can use CD, Floppy, DVD or USB flash drive for this.

I have two HDDs installed. They are both 40Gb Seagate Barracudas and are about 5 years old. They both passed the Windows Vista Upgrade Advisor scan with flying colours.

My question is: Where do I obtain the Mass Storage Driver referred to above?

Kind Regards: Grand_Paw_Tony.

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The mass storage driver is usually referring to the controller.... for example if you have the drives connected to a raid controller, windows cant find the drives, because it doesnt have the driver for the controller....

So usually you need the drivers for whatever is controlling your HDDs.....
It is needing the drivers of your hard driver controller (on your motherboard). You can do one of two things... One, go to the driver download page of your computer manufacturer.  Once there, look for a driver called something like motherboard, or chipset, or controller.  The other option is to open up your computer and write down the motherboard manufacturer and model number of your board.  Then go to the manufacturers website and download the driver.  In either case, usually the driver will be an executable file that will prompt you to place a floppy in the A drive.  Once you have done this, reboot your computer with the Windows disk and press F6 when prompted (usually when the first blue screen comes up)  Then, windows will prompt you for your driver when it is needed.

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Grand_Paw_TonyAuthor Commented:
Thank you. I will go to my motherboard manufacturers site and try to find this controller driver. Will let you know. Kind Regards: Tony.
Grand_Paw_TonyAuthor Commented:
Thank you rbudj. It was very difficult locating the file concerned on the ASUS site but managed it in the end. All is well now. Thanks again!
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