SATA drive not recognised when installing new WIN XP system
Posted on 2011-10-19
Trying to install Win xp on a new SATA 400gb drive.
Motherboard is ASUS A7V8X-MX SE and does not have a SATA slot so I have installed PCI to Sata card. VIA VT6421 raid controller on my old C drive (ide) in Win xp.
The new SATA (F drive) is recognised and formatted and is there in Windows Explorer and I initialised it so I tried to read/write and it is ok.
I created a floppy as per raid controller instruction.
Removed old c: drive and plugged in new sata drive.
Restarted with XP home disc and upon installation pressed F6 and when it asked for floppy it copied the files from floppy, then continued loading accross files for xp installation for 5 minutes using raid files from floppy.
It completed installation of all windows files and restarted.
Instead of getting the message "boot from cd" which I know to ignore so it starts to complete the windows instalation, it returns a message of "settings inspection configuration" and the installation just goes around in circles over and over.
I went back to the original ide c: drive, restarted with XP and when I looked into the new sata F: drive there were all the Windows files already there. So the PCI to SATA card must be ok if I can read all the files on the new sata F: drive.
Pressing "del" on reboot I tried altering the BOOT start up order from
to include SATA, but there is no option to choose SATA.
With just the SATA connected and without the Win xp disc in the cd drive I get a message of no hard drive found.
How do I force the SATA to be recognised on the PCI to Sata card on reboot to continue the win xp installation?