Windows XP does not recognize SATA Drives or Raid driver floppy
Posted on 2008-11-11
Hi, I have a computer that I am trying to do a fresh install of XP on. I have two 150gb SATA drives that I have previously and recently ran in a RAID 0 array with no problems. I was re-formatting and reinstalling windows onto my drives, and in anticipation of the need for third party raid drivers, I copied the drivers from the make disk function of the motherboard support CD (I did this on a separate computer). However, when it is time to install the third party drivers and I am prompted by windows to enter the hardware support disk, it does not seem to recognize or be able to read the diskette, and just asks me to insert the disc again. I have tried four different floppy discs, So I do not think that is the issue, and when I am initially making the disc, I do not encounter any errors.I have ran windows xp and then vista on this computer fine before, and before I started to try and install xp again, I made sure to format the array. The drives are also still visible in the BIOS.
High points for urgency.