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Old 11-12-2006, 12:40 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Im trying to format a SATA drive but as we all know Sata is not like regular ATA/IDE. It needs RAID drivers on it before you can even install an OS. Is it possible for me to use a DOS boot disk and command DOS to run my second disk drive which will have my RAID Drivers on it. You see the problem is that I can't seem to load the RAID Drivers I tried messing with BIOS and set my floppy as primary boot, but I get this message:

"PXE-E61: Media test failure, check cable.
PXE-M0F- Exciting Intel Boot Agent
No bootable device -- Insert boot disk and press any key."

It's a big loop... I can't get anything done...

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Did you, by any chance, check the cable?


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Old 11-12-2006, 02:48 PM   #3 (permalink)
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RAID Drivers and SATA Drivers are Different. YOu only need to install the RAID Driver if you will use RAID.

You can use Nlite to intergrate the SATA And or RAID Driver into the OS disc.
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