Need help installing windows please

By KSochalski
Oct 13, 2007
  1. I recently put in a new Motherboard and Cpu. When I go to install windows I need to also install the sata drivers. I don’t know how to make a floppy from the CD that came with the motherboard, and I am also not sure when and how to install those drivers. I am trying load windows xp home edition.

    Thank you for your help

    Kevin Sochalski
  2. wagnerdelia

    wagnerdelia TS Rookie

    Try your motherboard mfg. website

    Try downloading the drivers from the mfg. website, extract the files onto a floppy and boot from windows cd, during configuration, hit F6 when asked and that will ask you for the floppy, put floppy in, hit enter and that should do it. it should look something like this (copy to a new browser and insert following url)

    good luck
  3. KSochalski

    KSochalski TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 17

    I tried to do that. I don’t know which files I need. I have a P4M900T-M version 1 motherboard. It’s made by elite group. It’s an Intel 775 socket.

    Can you please look at the website and find out which ones I need. I apologize for asking you to do that, but I have a lot of time, money, and effort into this build and this should be the last thing I need to do. Unfortunately I don’t know what files I need. If the manual had directions for creating the floppy that would be awesome, but it doesn’t, it just tells me to insert the VIA VT8237 Disk Driver into the floppy drive A. All I have is the CD, and I don’t know how to get it to run the floppy creating program from another computer. there’s no options for it. It will only try to install it’s drivers on the other computer, and that’s obviously not what I want.

    Sorry it will take you a few extra minutes to go through the process and then spell it out for me, but if I can get this disk made I will be extremely happy.

    Thank you for your help

    Kevin Sochalski
  4. wagnerdelia

    wagnerdelia TS Rookie

    download the raid/sata files from here

    scroll down to where you see the following, and download the driver. Extract onto a floppy and boot from cd, when windows starts to configure your hardware, press F6 when prompted and it will ask you for the cd.

    Driver Name VIA SATA RAID Controller Driver
    Version 5.50B
    Release Date 2007/05/31
    Update Description VIA SATA RAID Controller Driver
    Special Note 1.6V

    File Size 377KB
    Support O.S Windows 2000 ; Windows XP ; Windows XP 64bit edition ; Windows 2003 ; Windows Server 2003 x64 ; Windows Vista
    Download Taiwan USA China
  5. KSochalski

    KSochalski TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 17

    Ok, I did that. I downloaded that file and extracted all. Then copied the whole thing to a floppy. When it comes time to press f6 I do and it tells me to put the floppy in and press enter when ready, but when I do, it thinks for a minute, then it goes back to that same screen telling me to insert the floppy and press enter. It won’t recognize it. What should I do now? Do you think it might be the wrong files? I just had all of the hardware checked out and it all checked out good. Think fry's electronics could have screwed me on the hardware check? I hope they didn’t, I’m hoping you have another suggestion.

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