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Setup does not recognise keyboard input

By Jarls
Feb 27, 2008
  1. Jarls

    Jarls TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 17

    Guess I'm going to have to bite the bullet and get an external floppy drive and disk to go with it.

    Sigh. I thought we'd moved on from the stone ages of computing.
     
  2. Matthew

    Matthew TechSpot Staff Posts: 5,244   +92

    I'm always sure to include a floppy drive with my builds. Despite the fact that it's useless for storage/backups and general computing, for <$10 it's an investment for some of the "uh oh" kind of situations you may come across.

    Who knows, maybe you'll find yourself in a situation sometime soon where it proved itself to be useful :).
     
  3. Rick

    Rick TechSpot Staff Posts: 4,573   +65

    Well, keep in mind that XP is over 7 years old. :(

    Here's a random guide on using nlite to integrated nvidia SATA/RAID drivers onto a CD:
    http://www.msfn.org/board/Integration-NVIDIA-nForce-Raid-and-SATA-drivers-t51140.html

    * Just discovered the link above was posted earlier in this thread. lol
     
  4. Jarls

    Jarls TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 17

    Well, I've got a floppy drive and disk and i'll transfer the files onto the floppy soonish. Wish me luck! :D
     
  5. Matthew

    Matthew TechSpot Staff Posts: 5,244   +92

    Luck!

    Everything should be fine (hopefully) :).
     
  6. Jarls

    Jarls TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 17

    Well, as I'm posting here it means it didn't work. After inputting the floppy i ran setup and pressed f6 at the appropriate time. Up came 2 things that it read on the floppy and whether i wanted to continue with them. I went ahead and after some loading it still came up with:

    Unable to find a Hard disk. Please ensure you have one yadda yadda yadda.

    *facepalm and destroy computer*
     
  7. Jarls

    Jarls TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 17

    No-one else has any suggestions?
     
  8. Matthew

    Matthew TechSpot Staff Posts: 5,244   +92

    Mmm, try one of the other driver methods suggested (such as slipstreaming).

    Not even sure if it matters, but I guess it's worth trying. Is your HDD attached to the very first SATA port?
     
  9. Jarls

    Jarls TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 17

    Yep. Well, when looking in the setup its the first one that appears in the SATA list.
     
  10. Matthew

    Matthew TechSpot Staff Posts: 5,244   +92

    Well, the only thing that I can think of if you can't alter the SATA settings within the BIOS (to have it run as an ATA device), then, buy a SATA to ATA adapter. After you install Windows, just reconnect it as SATA.
     
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