Re: missing driver issue
My drives are IDE not SATA. I have the RAID drivers available, but unless I
use adaptors I don't need the SATA. (tried using them before, but it didn't
work when I first loaded Vista on the system)
I checked with WesternDigital on if the drive was installed properly, and it
is. I've tried installing the RAID but that didn't help either.
I"m at a loss.
"Paul Randall" wrote:
> "Carol in GA" <CarolinGA@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> > my hard drive crashed and I'm putting in another one. However, the
> > installation is asking me for drivers for the dvd. Here's the problem...
> > not
> > matter what driver I try to load, it does not recognize it!
> > The full scenario is that when the machine is booting, it acknowleges that
> > there is a bootable dvd in the drive, but once Vista's install starts it
> > needs a driver to go any further.
> > I have tried every solution on this board to no avail. Does anyone have
> > any
> > more suggestions?
> Until a few years ago, IDE (aka PATA) drives were the norm. The BIOS on the
> motherboard knew how to access PATA drives. Now SATA drives are becoming
> the norm. Many BIOSs have an option to give access to SATA drives. If your
> drive is SATA and your BIOS is not giving access to SATA, then the Vista
> install asks for SATA drivers. You would typically download the SATA
> drivers (as a compressed .exe or .zip file) and execute the file or unzip
> it, putting the driver files into a folder. Then copy that folder to a
> thumbdrive or write it to CD. Then during Vista install, when it asks for
> the drivers, you insert the thumbdrive or CD and hopefully all will be well.
> Note that the BIOS access to SATA drives may not be optimal for your
> particular drive -- it is a generic routine that works for most SATA drives
> but the drivers from the manufacturer may provide better performance with
> your drive.
> -Paul Randall