I am quite certain that I need the SATA drivers for this board. Can someone point me to the SATA drivers for this board?
They are not on the CD and the MB did not come with a floppy. I still have the original box, CD, docs and cables for this board but there are no SATA drivers.
I need the SATA drivers on a floppy for this MB.
Assuming that you have got the board with the SIL controller:
The Desktop Board D845PEBT2 includes one of the following:
• SATA subsystem consisting of:
— Silicon Image SiI 3112A controller supporting individual drives, and RAID 0
and RAID 1 configurations
— Two SATA connectors supporting a total of two drives
Here is the latest driver for the controller:
Make sure to use Windows XP with at lest SP2 and then you can slipstream both SP2 and the F6 driver using Nlite if you want, creating an Nlited version of XP with the SP2 and driver.
All the best,
Thanks.Yes, I have the board with the Silicon Image SiI 3112A SATALINK controller. My install CD is SP3.
The file you mention does not help me that I know of but perhaps I am missing something. I installed that a while back and it installs the SATA Raid manager onto my IDE drive. From there, I am not sure what to do to configure the controller to have it recognized by XP SP3 CD. I do not know what you mean by 'slipstream' and/or Nlite. If you can enlighten me a bit more, perhaps I can try that but note that I want to boot to the SATA drive and not the IDE drive. I also do not need RAID, I just want to be able to boot to the SATA drive.
However, I did try this file:
At first, I extracted this to my IDE drive then copied the files to a floppy. That floppy was not readable by the install program. So, I then extracted the files directly to the same floppy and that did the trick.
The install program now recognizes the SATA drive but I have hit another wall.
After installing XP onto the drive and upon first boot to the SATA drive I am getting an error that states:
Winnt_root\System32\Hal.dll missing or corrupt:
Please re-install a copy of the above file.
I have tried two of the options that MS recommends for this error but it still persists. So, I am not sure where that leaves me right now. I may open a case with MS and/or Samsung again. I don't think the drive is bad, it appears to be fine as a secondary drive.
Do you think I am missing something else here?
Thanks again for your input. I really appreciate it.
Ok, I finally got this working.
Even though I was getting the hal.dll error, I tried a couple of the items that MS recommended. None worked however.
At this point, I installed XP onto the SATA drive but could not boot from it, even the 1st time so technically, the install was not complete.
So, I decided to boot to the IDE drive and for some reason, the Add HW Wizard kicked in and noticed new HW. It ran fine and installed the drivers but I could not tell what it was installing. Once this ran, I rebooted the box again to the IDE drive (to complete the installation of the newly discovered device). After this, I rebooted a 3rd time but this time I booted to the SATA drive and bingo!
XP now boots from this SATA drive. XP is installed and all is well.
Wow..what a pain that was.
Thanks for the help.