Win xp can't find HDD SATA RAID Samsung SP2504C

By bikerjimmy
Feb 26, 2009
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  1. I can no more install win XP because it does not find the HDD 0. I made all kind of tests belong this the samsung HDD should be okay. in the bios SATA is enabled.
    then by RAID he can see both HDD. That's happened after a necessary low level formatting, the only possibility to clean the HDD. All tests say the HDD is okay. Can't set HDD 0 - primary master - not active. the secondary master, same HDD is active, there are all important data saved. It may be there is somethings wrong with the MBR. but no program can find something.
    can anybody help, how I can reinstall Win XP home SP2 again to HDD 0?
    thanks
    bikerjimmy
  2. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 18,353

    Strangely, I just answered a similar question here: http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic123022.html

    Basically go to your Manufacture driver page (this may help: http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic117607.html)
    Locate your Motherboard raid driver

    Download and create a disk (some you just extract and copy to a disk (disk meaning floppy or CD)

    Then start Windows setup, and when you see the "press F6" at the bottom of the Windows setup screen. Press F6, then put your downloaded Raid driver in the drive

    Also here's your ES Tool (The Drive Diagnostic Utility) to test that specific drive: http://tinyurl.com/bd5fjt
    But this is totally unrelated ;) ie you're not going to Samsung to get the driver
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