Xp installed on SATA drive with ... no SATA controller !

Xp installed on SATA drive with ... no SATA controller !

Post by Romain Pel » Wed, 15 Sep 2004 01:12:05


Hi,
I have a strange behaviour with XP and I am wondering if someone here has
already saw this kind of thing.
So here it is :
I have an A7N8X deluxe motherboard and a SIL3112 Raid SATA controller also a
seagate 120 Go SATA disk.
setup for the SATA controller to work and see the SATA disk
guess) is mark as unknow/non installed ??? strange because actually Xp has
to use the SATA controller to install itself ...
working great) using the same one that I used to installed XP

So, why XP can't install the SATA controller in the right way if it is using
it ??? note that also the SATA disk is reconize and used ver well ...
Even an update on the setup does not solve the problem ....

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Xp installed on SATA drive with ... no SATA controller !

Post by QkFS » Wed, 15 Sep 2004 09:59:02

If the drive is identified in BIOS [specific attributes setup by you or using
default settings] and also by XP [driver installed] but not funbctioning
corretly, then there is a discrepancy between the RAID definitions.

Make sure you read the manuals carefully and choose 'matching' RAID settings
for BIOS and XP.

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Xp installed on SATA drive with ... no SATA controller !

Post by Romain Pel » Wed, 15 Sep 2004 22:47:20

Thanks,
In fact I find the solution yesterday, it is more an XP strange behaviour
that a real problem.
For info, my XP is installed on the SATA drive (1 disk, no raid), the disk
is reconized by the SATA controller at boot time and XP works fine exept
that in Device Manager, there is no trace of the SATA controller exept the
unknow device/RAID Controller.
If the driver are installed (same used for initial setup), the system is
very very slow at boot time.
So,
device
the SATA controller
functionning !

End of the story
PS : I am not familiar with news posting and I am using OE 6, so sorry if I
did a private message ....
Thanks for all




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Xp installed on SATA drive with ... no SATA controller !

Post by Romain Pel » Wed, 15 Sep 2004 22:47:43

Thanks,
In fact I find the solution yesterday, it is more an XP strange behaviour
that a real problem.
For info, my XP is installed on the SATA drive (1 disk, no raid), the disk
is reconized by the SATA controller at boot time and XP works fine exept
that in Device Manager, there is no trace of the SATA controller exept the
unknow device/RAID Controller.
If the driver are installed (same used for initial setup), the system is
very very slow at boot time.
So,
device
the SATA controller
functionning !

End of the story
PS : I am not familiar with news posting and I am using OE 6, so sorry if I
did a private message ....
Thanks for all


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Xp installed on SATA drive with ... no SATA controller !

Post by Alex Nicho » Thu, 16 Sep 2004 01:26:57


I think the point is that XP has installed drivers that are just fine
for using a single drive (which is all you have) on the controller; but
has not installed the RAID drivers that would be needed if you were to
have two or more such drives to use in a RAID array. As you do not have
two, this does not matter: the drivers *might* come into play if you
were to install a second drive


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