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Sata hard drive install

I've got an Asus P5S800-VM motherboard.  I'm trying to run a repair on a sata hard drive that's connected to it, but for some reason I'm having a problem having the machine recognize the sata drivers.  I've got the cd that came with the mainboard, but I'm not sure which raid drives that I need to use.  I've tried several of them but it keeps giving me the same type of error, that the file has caused an unexpected error (18) at line 2113 in d:\xpsprtm\base\boot\setup\oemdisk.c.
Does anyone have any idea why this is happening
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You should have thr drivers here:
http://support.asus.com/download/download.aspx?SLanguage=en-us&model=P5S800-VM

Turn off Hyper-thread, Overclocking features in bios during install OS.
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I downloaded the sis drivers, and put them on a floppy, but when I select the xp raid drivers it gives me the same error I was getting before, that I posted above.
Are you installing OS on raid level? or installing on single sata drive?

If on the raid, you should enter raid configuration during boot and setup the raid first, then continue installation.

If on single sata drive, you should disable raid in bios first and try install again.
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check page 2-16 from the manual   and try native mode :
 http://dlsvr01.asus.com/pub/ASUS/mb/socket775/P5S800-VM/e2419_p5s800-vm.pdf
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I'm using a single sata drive, I tried disabling raid in the bios, but came up with the same error, I also tried to put it in native mode, but that option is not available, only have the enable or disable option
seems like a bad bios, did you try resetting it? power off - disconnect AC - take out the battery
Hi
I think you have either a bad driver diskett of one with incorect driver ( best guess the incorect driver )
"the file has caused an unexpected error (18) at line 2113 in d:\xpsprtm\base\boot\setup\oemdisk.c."
You may want to try vista wich is suppose to have support for you sata controller JUST to see if it can recognize the disk and rule out the hardware related problems!

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