2 Iron

need bootable sata drivers

I am trying to run winxp recovery console but it isn't detecting my harddrive. I am using my dell OEM cd but it could be the wrong one because when I hit f6 to specify additional drivers it doesn't work. I have a few dells so maybe its the wrong cd.

So, I just entered my service tag online but I don't know what I'm supposed to download

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4 Tellurium

Re: need bootable sata drivers

Download the drivers for your chipset aka motherboard.  Put them on a floppy or USB drive, insert, reboot your PC.

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Re: need bootable sata drivers

Google nLite. Use this to make a new CD/ISO based on one of your Dell CDs. You can incorporate the new chipset/sata driver using nLite.

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5 Rhenium

Re: need bootable sata drivers

Service tags aren't allowed on the forum, but since you did it anyway....

The SATA drivers are listed under SATA.    Run this file to extract it, and put the files onto a floppy.


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2 Iron

Re: need bootable sata drivers

dev mgr, I can't boot into windows hence the need for recovery console. I'm only able to access the web using a linux live cd.


Thanks, here is my problem, I am using linux and I can't open an EXE. I have downloaded the file on my webserver which I have RDP access too, however it does not have a floppy disk so it wont let me extract the files.

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Re: need bootable sata drivers

32-bit Floppy Configuration Utility (197KB) 3/13/2009 Download
Creates floppy disk for 32-bit OS with Intel® Matrix Storage Manager files
used to preinstall RAID driver (F6 during Windows* setup).
OS:Windows Server* 2003, Windows Server* 2003 Standard Edition, Windows Server* 2008,
Windows Vista*, Windows Vista* 32, Windows* XP Home Edition,
Windows* XP Media Center Edition, Windows* XP Professional

DiskName                                    = "Intel Matrix Storage Manager Driver"
*PNP0600.DeviceDesc                         = "Intel RAID Controller"
PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_2682&CC_0104.DeviceDesc    = "Intel(R) ESB2 SATA RAID Controller"
PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_27C3&CC_0104.DeviceDesc    = "Intel(R) ICH7R/DH SATA RAID Controller"
PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_27C6&CC_0104.DeviceDesc    = "Intel(R) ICH7MDH SATA RAID Controller"
PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_2822&CC_0104.DeviceDesc    = "Intel(R) ICH8R/ICH9R/ICH10R/DO SATA RAID Controller"
PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_282A&CC_0104.DeviceDesc    = "Intel(R) ICH8M-E/ICH9M-E SATA RAID Controller"


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