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Windows 7: Install Windows 7 SATA controller driver

24 Jun 2010   #11

 
 

I am having a similar issue as the original poster of this thread.

- I purchased a used PC (Dell Optiplex 755) minus the hard drive.
- I had a 2nd drive in my existing PC that I had planned to use. This was wiped and installed in the newer machine so it is a clean install.
- I am receiving the error "This computers Hardware may not support booting to this disk. ensure that the disk controller is enabled in the BIOS"
- Interestingly enough, the 1st install attempt appeared as though it was going to work. It saw the drive and started the install, but crapped out when it got to the 'updates' section of the install.

Motherboard is: DR845Printed Wiring Assy,Planar Motherboard,Desktop,Dell Computer Corporation,OPTI-755 (this is a copy/paste directly from the Dell site after entering the service tag).
Software is Win 7 Pro 64 bit.

I will say that I just stumbled upon this thread and have not tried ACHI mode as of yet (actually, I may have as I do not recall what the original setting was). Regardless, I will check this first when I get home.

But since this failed for the 1st user I assume it won't work for me either. So I just thought I would get a thread going to see if anyone had any suggestions.

This has been a frustrating process! : ) I've spent hours researching the error online and have yet to locate a fix yet. I appreciate the help that anyone can provide!

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24 Jun 2010   #12

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1)Check for a BIOS update.

2) Try this:
SATA Driver - Load in Windows 7 or Vista Setup
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24 Jun 2010   #13

 
 

Thanks - I will give that a shot as soon as I get home from work.

I'll report back to let you know if this corrected the issue.

I appreciate the help.
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24 Jun 2010   #14

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theog View Post
1)Check for a BIOS update.

2) Try this:
SATA Driver - Load in Windows 7 or Vista Setup
I thought I would go ahead and check for updates before heading home and have a concern.

Windows 7 is not in the drop-down of operating systems. When you mouse over the '?' next to the OS selection it reads: "only operating systems that have been validated on your product will be available".

Should I try a Windows Vista driver or move on to plan B?
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24 Jun 2010   #15

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[Quote] I purchased a used PC (Dell Optiplex 755) minus the hard drive.[Quote]

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24 Jun 2010   #16

 
 

Ok - dumb question.

I downloaded the drivers and put them on a flash drive. I followed the steps in the 1st link provided. The issue is that the drivers were in an executable format which was not recognized. Is there any way that I can extract the drivers from the .exe? I attempted to run it from the computer where it was downloaded from and I get an error stating "running on an unsupported system", which makes sense since it is a different type of computer.
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25 Jun 2010   #17

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ernmorris View Post
Ok - dumb question.

I downloaded the drivers and put them on a flash drive. I followed the steps in the 1st link provided. The issue is that the drivers were in an executable format which was not recognized. Is there any way that I can extract the drivers from the .exe? I attempted to run it from the computer where it was downloaded from and I get an error stating "running on an unsupported system", which makes sense since it is a different type of computer.
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26 Jun 2010   #18

 
 

I'm sorry that I continue to have issues! I'm sure you are as frustrated working with me as I am in getting this PC working!

Anyway...
I am having difficulty making the the .exe bootable. I'm sure there is an easy solution for this, but I can't seem to locate it if there is.

Any suggestions?

Thanks and sorry!
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26 Jun 2010   #19

 
 

By the way - is there anything else that I can try in the meantime?
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26 Jun 2010   #20

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Sata drivers or BIOS?

If BIOS follow Dell's instructions.
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