SATA HD Drivers for XP

By Gadget123
Feb 15, 2004
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  1. uniqueclone

    uniqueclone Newcomer, in training

    I didn't see any of those files on the cd that came with the motherboard . . .

    I updated BIOS by the way. No change. :(
  2. Neosphinx

    Neosphinx Newcomer, in training

    You should look for the drivers of sata on the website of your mobo manufacturor, if you want, give me the brand and model type and i will look if i can find anything for you
  3. mad.max06

    mad.max06 Newcomer, in training

    need help cant get anything to work

    I am having problems with installing windows 64x pro on my new sata drives. I have a 36 gig sata rapter and a 250 gig WD sata. Im running a AMD 64bit 4000+ on a gigabyte board, Ga-K8NXP-Sli, 2 gigs of memory and a ega 7800 gt graphics card. The drivers i downloaded from gigabyte's website, for windows 64x pro os, are too big to fit on a floppy. What do I do? I am brand new to raid and sata. My mobo as SATA II connections controlled by gforce4 sli, and SATA connections controlled by Sil3114. I dont know which one to use and i just want the fastest and best config for my system. PLEASE HELP FAST really want to run my new graphics card to see if it was really worth the money.
  4. RKS

    RKS Newcomer, in training Posts: 30

    I discuss this very problem (installing onto SATA drive) in my thread "How to set up SATA, SCSI, RAID boot drive (workaround)"

    This should get you there:
    http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic33846.html

    Kind Regards,
    Robert Karl Stonjek
  5. boronia

    boronia Newcomer, in training

    I've looked on my original mother-board (A7N8X) CD, I've downloaded the drivers from ASUS, but I cant find SIWinAcc.sys on either, I cant find it on my hard drive either. Is it necessary, I am going to do a re-installation of XP shortly.
  6. Didou

    Didou Bowtie extraordinair! Posts: 5,899

    I have just downloaded the latest version on the Asus website & indeed that file is no longer included in the driver's zip archive. I would thus think it's not necessary to have it during the install process.
  7. boronia

    boronia Newcomer, in training

    Thanks for that. I will try it out sometime over the weekend.
  8. basker

    basker Newcomer, in training

    Hello To everyone,
    I was wondering if there is someone out there that can guide to me some software that would unlock a SATA Western Digital Hardrive 80GB,
    Everywhere I Plug it up it ask me for a Password.. Ive Tried Formating it .. it wont let me access It At all..
    Can Someone plz Help...Thank you
  9. ganga

    ganga Newcomer, in training

    SATA DRivers

    Hello all,

    I have a HP notebook nc8430, i am trying to install Xp but it is not supporting, could anyone please help me to install the SATA Drivers on my computer, where can i find the suitable drivers for the HDD.:mad:
  10. Clothahump

    Clothahump Newcomer, in training

    I just got a new Toshiba with a Hitachi 5k250 drive. Anyone know where I can get XP drivers for that drive so that I can purge the abortion known as Vista and replace it with XP?

    Thanks!
  11. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 8,386   +205

    If the drivers are available, you should find them at the manufacturer's website, in this case Toshiba. You are not looking for a driver for a particular brand hard drive but for the SATA controller on the motherboard.
     
  12. wsnett

    wsnett Newcomer, in training

    no need for sata drivers just go ahead wiht xp installation and dont press f6 as xp will take default drivers, later you can install drivers,
    if its not insatlling please send me the exact maasege you are getting
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