Re: HELP!!! Windows XP install wont detect HDD
If you have the plain A8v ( not the deluxe) then you don't need to set up a "false" raid. IIRC that workaround was for the promise controller on the the a8v deluxe. The plain A8v has only via sata controller.
Is the sata/raid bios detecting your hard drive ? Tab should let you see the drive detected. If it isn't detected then windows won't see it either. Windows install will also require you to supply via sata/raid drivers on a floppy drive during the windows installation ( hit F6 at the prompt "Press F6 to install 3rd Party RAID Controller Software" )
You can download drivers from via here:
see where it says the following on that page....you can get some more info there>>>>
VIA V-RAID Driver
To create the driver disk for Windows installation, you need to copy the contents of the folder named DriverDisk in the zip file, but not the folder itself - just the contents. For further information, please read this article.
There is a fairly good walkthrough here with screenshots, though it is for winxp64, but it is the same basic routine for winxp obviously with winxp drivers and not winxp64 drivers.
Last edited by CMB; 07-04-2008 at 11:24 PM.
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