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Single SATA install problem

By fatherted
Feb 4, 2006
  1. I have a big problem with a SATA Hdd in that it will not install winXp SP2.my MB is GA-K8VT800, Hdd is Seagate 80GB. This MB does not need an F6 driver install during WinXp install. It seems that all I need to do is change the SATA MODE from RAID to IDE in the BIOS. I have used the Seagate tool to format the Hdd…so why wont it work??
    During install the process gets as far as ‘setup is coping files' part, then it stops at ‘driver.cab’. sometimes it goes a little further, but it will always stop and tell me that the file can not be copied, retry, skip or quit. I know its not the install disk because it worked on another ATA Hdd.
    Can anyone help me out??
    BTW this is not a RAID setup, just a single Hdd
     
  2. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 6,979   +362

    I don't think you are correct when you say you don't need an F6 driver install.
    This quote is from Gigabyte's website for the GA-K8VT800 motherboard manual.
     
  3. iss

    iss TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,994

    From what you are describing it sounds like it is either a bad disc. (the XP disk is scratched or smudged) or the drive you are using to read the disk is bad. I have had BOTH instances occur when installing XP. try cleaning the disk or obtaining another one. and if you have another optical drive handy try using it.
     
  4. Samstoned

    Samstoned TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,018

    just for the heck of it load the drivers
    iss has valid point
    when I came up with error just like this it was a optical device going bad on one machine and on another it was a bad emergency copy
    but as a further note
    on some incomplete installs you must reformat disc again ,this seems to be a glitch in MS install in overwrite of the cab and or driver files
     
  5. fatherted

    fatherted TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thanks all, but I had originally tried the F6 thing without success, then spoke to Gigabyte support who told me that I DO NOT need the drivers. I just need to set the SATA MODE in the BIOS to IDE.
    The CD ROM and WinXp disk are both fine because I have been able to use both to install on an ATA Hdd.
     
  6. fatherted

    fatherted TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thanks all, but I had originally tried the F6 thing without success, then spoke to Gigabyte support who told me that I DO NOT need the drivers. I just need to set the SATA MODE in the BIOS to IDE.
    The CD ROM and WinXp disk are both fine because I have been able to use both to install on an ATA Hdd.
     
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