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Windows 7: Fasttrak 376/378 Windows 7 driver (help)


02 Jul 2011   #11

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Wooo I made it!

I signed in to this forum just to give you the solution, hope google search will help more people on this matter.

The driver i downloaded is

http://s89934018.onlinehome.us/DRIVER/promise378.zip

which i found from another thread/forum can't remember..

THE TRICK IS TO TURN, AT BIOS, THE CONTROLLER TO RAID MODE AND NOT SATA or IDE MODE.

extract to a folder the 64bit folder of the zip, or the 32bit if you want windows 7 32bit(not tested ). and place that folder on a usb stick/ floppy or other.

1) At BIOS SETUP SCREENS, set the ide controller to RAID!!! (not SATA or IDE)
2) enter the raid controller setup at boot (ctrl F i think) and create an array with the only hard disk you have( raid 0 stripe)
then
3) boot to windows 7 64bit installation dvd
4) at the message "you have no drives, install a driver", browse and point to the folder 64b (or 32b)

after this, you will get the option to load the promise driver AND ALL WILL WORK FLAWLESSLY AFTER THAT!!


The trick was to set the controller at bios, to RAID MODE and not SATA/IDE Mode. Without doing so, you would load the driver at Windows 7 setup but you still wouldnt see the hard disk, thats where i thought of this alteration in bios setup... Also, in case you want to have another hard disk in, i assume, by creating another array with just a single hard disk (the new one) will be fine.

Considering i installed Windows 7 64bit to an old laptop that had this controller for the hard disks, which were ide...it will work for all you guys!


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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Solway View Post
Hi guys im looking for a windows 7 (RTM) driver for:
Promise Fasttrak 376/378 SATA controller

This is a sata built into my motherboard All drivers are XP 32/64bit and don't work during installation of Windows 7

latest i have found is:

http://www.station-drivers.com/page/promise.htm

http://www.station-drivers.com/telec...00.1.39-41.exe

However that doesn't work.

Any way to modify the drivers?



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20 Oct 2011   #12

XP x86, 7 x64
 
 

Thanks for the info. I was trying to install Windows 7 x64, and wanted to use ATA mode to avoid going through iffy data recovery at some point. I gave up only after days of frustration with the whole Win 7 install process and driver buggery. When I finally got into Windows with drivers (WHQL no less?), I found they were causing data corruption on other ATA/IDE drives! When I work up the patience again I might try x86 but looks like there are only a couple ATA drivers and possibly unsigned. Looks like others are in the same boat, maybe this info will help...
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27 Apr 2012   #13

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

This worked! Thank you beetlejuice and whoever originally posted the process. Thanks!
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15 Jun 2012   #14

windows 7 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mobdick View Post
Hello boys and girls Your problem is solved, simply install these drivers.
I used the drivers from the Win XP.
Sorry for my English
Link: http://s89934018.onlinehome.us/DRIVER/promise378.zip
If link dead, just PM.
^_^
Thank you for this. been looking around for the 64 bit promise 378 drivers for my asus K8V SE Deluxe. windows server 2011 now detects my drive in setup. but when setup is about to start copying files a fatal error pops up.


from the log:
ERROR: Windows 7 Setup Exited with 31
[TRACE] UIBackend: :Runwindowssetup : Exited (0x80004005)
[TRACE] UIBackend: :Launch : Exited (0x80004005
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16 Jun 2012   #15

windows 7 64
 
 

it is installing now. my thumb drive was selected as a HDD lol. thanks again beetlejuice and mobdick you made my day!
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