WIN XP Won't load when WD74GB Raptor is installed.

By spock11384
Jan 11, 2005
  1. I have a 74gb Raptor 10,000 SATA HD and I can't get it to work. Whenever I close the jumper on my mobo to enable SATA, Windows won't boot. I tried fromatting the drive with partition magic and that got me a little farther in the WIN XP loading process, but not much. Heard of this bug before? ANy ideas?? Please help!
  2. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837

    "can't get it to work" means what?

    Did you install the drivers for the SATA controller in Windows?
  3. spock11384

    spock11384 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Sorry about the vague question. I booted into windows in safe mode and the drive was recognized. It reported 69gb. I figured that was due to the RAID array, but I am unfamiliar with RAID so maybe not. I think I installed the drivers in windows. I right clicked on the .inf file that came on my RAID controller diskette and clicked install. I also rebooted into a DOS session and ran the install there. Is there a driver that I need for windows that you are aware of? Please keep me posted and thanks for the reply!
  4. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837

    Right clicking and choosing "install" for the .inf never works. You have to use "update drivers" or "add new hardware" function. The drivers should be on that very same floppy.
  5. spock11384

    spock11384 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    ah ha. I will try that and let you know. Thanks!
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