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Intel D875PBZ SATA & WINXP Issue

Discussion in 'Intel' started by CAD, Dec 17, 2003.

  1. CAD

    CAD Guest

    My system has intel's d875pbz motherboard with 2 WD Raptor SATA drives
    and two WD 2500JBs. When I try to install winxp from cd it cannot see
    the Raptor SATA drives at all. I have tried with and without RAID and
    WinXP install still only sees the IDE drives. All looks fine in the
    bios, P18. Any ideas?

    CAD
    CAD, Dec 17, 2003
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  2. CAD

    DaveW Guest

    XP doesn't know about SATA drives. SP1 fixed that.

    --
    DaveW



    "CAD" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > My system has intel's d875pbz motherboard with 2 WD Raptor SATA drives
    > and two WD 2500JBs. When I try to install winxp from cd it cannot see
    > the Raptor SATA drives at all. I have tried with and without RAID and
    > WinXP install still only sees the IDE drives. All looks fine in the
    > bios, P18. Any ideas?
    >
    > CAD
    DaveW, Dec 18, 2003
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  3. I have the same problem. I bought D875PBZ motherboard.
    The problem is my Windows XP CD is 2001 Edition (not SP1).
    How do I install it to my harddisk?
    I know that I need to press F6 and insert the diskette driver for serial ATA.
    Where can I find the serial ATA driver and how do I make the diskette driver?

    Thanks a lot





    "DaveW" <> wrote in message =
    > XP doesn't know about SATA drives. SP1 fixed that.
    >
    > --
    > DaveW
    >
    >
    >
    > "CAD" <> wrote in message
    > news:...
    > > My system has intel's d875pbz motherboard with 2 WD Raptor SATA drives
    > > and two WD 2500JBs. When I try to install winxp from cd it cannot see
    > > the Raptor SATA drives at all. I have tried with and without RAID and
    > > WinXP install still only sees the IDE drives. All looks fine in the
    > > bios, P18. Any ideas?
    > >
    > > CAD
    Sleepless_Heart, Dec 21, 2003
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  4. CAD

    Guess Who Guest

    What do you mean XP doesn't know about SATA drives? On the D875PBZ, the
    SATA channels are seen as regular EIDE channels, and I've installed WinXP at
    least a hundred times on my SATA drives.

    Now, I think the problem is the way all your drives are configured. You
    would need to set each of the Non-SATA drives to one large extended
    partition, and make logical drives within the extended partitions. Only the
    Primary SATA drive should contain a primary partition. None of the other
    three drives should have a primary partition.

    It looks like the 875 board gives precedence to the regular IDE channels
    when multiple Primary partitions are installed. If only 1 SATA drive has a
    primary partition, than that will be the drive used as the boot drive. If
    you are going to install XP to an SATA RAID config, you would need to set up
    the RAID array in the BIOS, using one primary partition. If possible, copy
    all the data back and forth between the other 3 drives and repartition each
    drive as a single extended partition, with several logical drives if you
    want different drive letters. XP will be happier with 1 extended partition
    and several logical drives for the remaining drives, and the drive letters
    will remain the same should you reinstall XP.

    "DaveW" <> wrote in message
    news:mY6Eb.138172$_M.701920@attbi_s54...
    > XP doesn't know about SATA drives. SP1 fixed that.
    >
    > --
    > DaveW
    >
    >
    >
    > "CAD" <> wrote in message
    > news:...
    > > My system has intel's d875pbz motherboard with 2 WD Raptor SATA drives
    > > and two WD 2500JBs. When I try to install winxp from cd it cannot see
    > > the Raptor SATA drives at all. I have tried with and without RAID and
    > > WinXP install still only sees the IDE drives. All looks fine in the
    > > bios, P18. Any ideas?
    > >
    > > CAD

    >
    >
    Guess Who, Dec 23, 2003
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  5. CAD

    Guess Who Guest

    You don't need any drivers if you are installing the original version of XP
    on a single SATA drive. The D875PBZ board uses the SATA channels as regular
    EIDE channels. I've done this at least 100 times already.

    "Sleepless_Heart" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > I have the same problem. I bought D875PBZ motherboard.
    > The problem is my Windows XP CD is 2001 Edition (not SP1).
    > How do I install it to my harddisk?
    > I know that I need to press F6 and insert the diskette driver for serial

    ATA.
    > Where can I find the serial ATA driver and how do I make the diskette

    driver?
    >
    > Thanks a lot
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    > "DaveW" <> wrote in message =
    > > XP doesn't know about SATA drives. SP1 fixed that.
    > >
    > > --
    > > DaveW
    > >
    > >
    > >
    > > "CAD" <> wrote in message
    > > news:...
    > > > My system has intel's d875pbz motherboard with 2 WD Raptor SATA drives
    > > > and two WD 2500JBs. When I try to install winxp from cd it cannot see
    > > > the Raptor SATA drives at all. I have tried with and without RAID and
    > > > WinXP install still only sees the IDE drives. All looks fine in the
    > > > bios, P18. Any ideas?
    > > >
    > > > CAD
    Guess Who, Dec 23, 2003
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  6. CAD

    MyndPhlyp Guest

    "Guess Who" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > What do you mean XP doesn't know about SATA drives? On the D875PBZ, the
    > SATA channels are seen as regular EIDE channels, and I've installed WinXP

    at
    > least a hundred times on my SATA drives.


    ROFLMAO! Having to install XP at least 100 times says a lot for the
    stability of the only operating system written for The Cartoon Network. It
    is nice to see Microsoft is keeping their quality standards where everybody
    expects to see them. <g>
    MyndPhlyp, Dec 23, 2003
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  7. CAD

    Guess Who Guest

    Not for stability... I do it when I get bored....

    "MyndPhlyp" <> wrote in message
    news:NwXFb.5969$...
    >
    > "Guess Who" <> wrote in message
    > news:...
    > > What do you mean XP doesn't know about SATA drives? On the D875PBZ, the
    > > SATA channels are seen as regular EIDE channels, and I've installed

    WinXP
    > at
    > > least a hundred times on my SATA drives.

    >
    > ROFLMAO! Having to install XP at least 100 times says a lot for the
    > stability of the only operating system written for The Cartoon Network. It
    > is nice to see Microsoft is keeping their quality standards where

    everybody
    > expects to see them. <g>
    >
    >
    Guess Who, Dec 25, 2003
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