Having problems with a oldish Dell Dimension 9200 that I need to reinstall XP Pro on. (either as a repair install or complete).
It's booting ok as is but there's some software issues on there that mean I'm going to need to do a repair install.
Attempting to boot from a standard XP CD gives the usual 0x...7B error.
I assume that the machine requires SATA/RAID drivers & after a bit of googling around found a link from a forum to the Dell R158601 downlaod. Extract those onto a floppy & use F6 during the setup XP CD process.
That gives me a list of Intel Controllers. (Mainly ICH8/9)
I've tried each one in turn but they all then fail with the following error message:
The BIOS contains two related options: RAID ON
or RAID Autodetect/ATA
- both have been tried with similar results.
I'm loathe to completely flatten the machine (and from the look of it, this same issue would arise when doing a full reinstall anyway) so any pointer on getting this system to do a repair install would be fantastic.
Need to reinstall XPP on Dell 9200 (SATA RAID)
Got drivers on floppy for F6 during install - didn't work
Tried changing BIOS settings - didn't work
Tried more coffee - didn't work...