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Old 02-13-2006, 04:13 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default New SATA drive install, I'm seriously pulling out my hair

Hello all, hope your all doing well and not going insane like I am.
I posted this on another tech site and I have a few peeps working on this issue, I hope it's solved today.

I've been stuck for 3 days now, I've tried everything I know plus tried everything everyone else told me including Asus customer service.

This is a build that's about 6months old and it boots up fine with my pata drive but I'm have big time issues when I try and install a dang Seagate sata drive, it's going to be a single drive with XP OS

My mobo is a: Asus K8N
Cpu : Athlon 64 3000+
Mem : 2.5 gig

I have my on board sata enabled in Bios. I set to boot off of cd to install xp......I hit f6 at prompt.......I press S at prompt to install drivers. and choose dir.A to intall drivers.
Here's where I get the error message " the file txtsetup.oem could not be found
I copied every driver I could from the mobo cd and transfered to floppy.
I tried the chipset drivers and I tried the sil3114 drivers but still nothing. I also made a floppy off the seagate website thinking it might be a sata driver from seagate but that wasn't it.

I have over 20 hours work hours invested in this dang drive......but the more time I put into it the more I want to solve the problem.

Please can anyone help???? what is this error

Here are some files I have to choose from (off asus cd)

driver folders:
1. amd
2. audio
3. chipset
4. sil3114
5. usb2.0_98_me

I'm pretty sure I need the Sil3114..........right?????

these are the sub folders in Sil3114
SATA&RAID_Driver 24.mb won't fit on floppy & is a exe file
SATA_RAID_Driver 247 kb will fit on floppy but I get the error message with this.
RAID_5_Drive 14 mb won't fit and is a exe file

Here's some more info
on all the drivers I'm saving to floppy I see the txtsetup.oem file but when I click on it, I get the window " windows cannot open this file:
File txtsetup.oem
to open this file/ windows needs to know what program created it. windows can go online to look it up automatically bla bla bla gives me a choice of what program to use.

more bios info
on my main menu this is what it reads

Primary IDE Master [not detected]
primary IDE slave [not detected]
secondary ide master [nec dvd_rw nd-345]
secondary ide slave [nec dvd_rw nd-345]
Third ide master [ST3300831AS]
fourth ide master [not deteted]

I tried to get the third master as primary but it doesn't give me the option but I'm starting to think it doesn't matter. I have my sons puter set up same way at works fine but I used a gigabyte mobo for his.

I've downloaded the latest drivers from ASUS
tried all that.

Thanks for taking the time to read.

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Old 02-14-2006, 11:52 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I'm sending the mobo back to ASUS.

I'll let you all know what happens when I get the new board.

Thanks to all who took the time to troubleshoot with me........

OH wait nobody tried to help.....whats new, I'm taking this site off my bookmarks.
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