Cant install XP Pro with Sata HD on MSI Neo4 Ultra Mobo - help!!!

By tpn
Jul 15, 2005
  1. Help...

    I have new MSI Neo4 Platinum mobo and 80gb and 250gb sata hds....

    when using the win98 boot disk, i can see the hds but after doing first stage of windows xp install then the reboot part, the computer stops at "Verifying DMI Data Pool...."

    I can see the hds in the Bios, I do not want to run it using raid, just normal mode using nforce4 sata controller.

    I searched google, but most of the solutions say use the driver on floppy supplied by mobo, but i dont even get to that point.....can someone help??!?!!?? Much oblige....

    Pete :bounce:
  2. SOcRatEs

    SOcRatEs TechSpot Paladin Posts: 966

    Welcome to TechSpot

    Yes I'll try.
    You do need the drivers on a non bootable floopy.
    When starting the install of XP (boot from cd?)
    almost immediately you are ask to press f6 to load
    any third party scsi drivers.
    All MoBo's I use that have sata it's reffered to as scsi
    and requires the drivers on a floppy(floopy).
    Try this and post back what happens or if you
    need more or dif help.
    G'Luck :approve:
  3. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 7,188   +470

    I have an MSI Neo4 Platinum motherboard running with a single WD 250GB SATA HD. Even though you don't want to set up RAID (neither did I), press F6 when called for as Socrates said. That's just how it works.
  4. tpn

    tpn TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thanks a bunch....

    I was installing from the copied i386 files from the hard drive after it failed with the cd installation the first time. Installing from the CD, it will ask you about the drivers, installing from i386 files on the hard drive, not so much.

    The new system is much faster than the P4 1.4 I had since 01. Again, thanks. :bounce:
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