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Problems installing Vista onto an SATA drive

Discussion in 'Windows Vista / 7 / 8 Client Exams' started by simongrahamuk, Dec 18, 2006.

  1. simongrahamuk
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    simongrahamuk Hmmmmmmm?

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    I'm trying to get windows vista installed onto a PC that has an SATA drive installed.

    If I try and run a clean install from the DVD the PC doesn't even get past the "Press any key.......".

    If I try and upgrade from XP it all goes well until the PC restarts and then it just keeps rebooting straight after the "Press any....." message.

    Sometimes when I run the upgrade from within XP it will bomb out mid way through the 'copying files' stage.

    The DVD works fine on an IDE disk, just not on the SATA one. The BIOS is set to see the SATA device as IDE.

    Any Suggestions? Google didn't seem to help me resolve the issue. :(
     
  2. Mitzs
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    Simon, I don't know if this will help you or not. I found this thread at technet. They are talking about drivers. I will keep looking if I find anything else I will post it here for you.

    http://forums.microsoft.com/TechNet/ShowPost.aspx?PostID=713005&SiteID=17
     
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  3. Mr.Cheeks

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    Simon,

    When it asked to press any key... Which key did you press? It will only work if you press "any" key
     
  4. simongrahamuk
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    simongrahamuk Hmmmmmmm?

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    Damn it, thats where I been going wrong! I pressed the "Enter" Key!:rolleyes:







    :tongue
     
  5. Mitzs
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    ok, simon all I"m finding is that not all sata drivers are covered by vista yet. People are using xp drivers. Not sure how.
     
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    If the SATA controller has been set to emulate IDE then it *should* install (as should XP). Make sure that *all* the RAID controllers on the motherboard have been switched off (I've seen mobos with 2 RAID controllers).

    Otherwise the standard method for XP (I have no Vista experience) is to present a prebuilt floppy when it says "Press F6 for extra drivers" or some such.

    You build this floppy by running a utility on the Motherboard CD.

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  7. BosonMichael
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    I haven't tried installing it on SATA. My test box has IDE.
     
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  8. Crito

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    Same problem here, except I have a Plextor SATA burner too, so my IDE (PATA) controller is completely disabled -- I wanted to get rid of ribbon cables once and for all.. no floppy either, just a bootable card reader. :blink

    FWIW most linux distros don't install right either. Has to be a bleeding edge one with kernel 2.6.18 as default (Fedora Core 6 and SuSE 10.2 for the moment). SATA driver for my nVidia controller is built-into that version.

    It's just that I bought this mobo specifically because it said "Vista ready" on the box. :rolleyes: Oh well...

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  10. G1BB0

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    you can still run sata just set sata 0 in bios as ide 0 and so on, no need to use any drivers then

    thats how I do it on my pc as it wouldnt install xp. I guess it just looks for ide 0 master as 1st boot device by default

    all dependant on bios/mobo tho

    their is a post in hardware forum with same info I think
     
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