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Windows 7: VISTA install on "real" SATA?? How?

06 Jun 2011   #1

Windows XP Pro SP3, Windows 7 Pro 32-bit, Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit, Windows XP Home SP3
 
 
VISTA install on "real" SATA?? How?

anyone know how to install VISTA with the HD set to full SATA mode?
I didn't succeed, had to invoke ATA mode instead.

how lame....

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06 Jun 2011   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Hi zapp22.
Not knowing the model of your motherboard ... Anyway, just change a setting in the BIOS. In order that I be accurate in the guidelines, please download and run cpu-z. On the mainboard tab you have the model of your motherboard. See below and post back.


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06 Jun 2011   #3

Windows XP Pro SP3, Windows 7 Pro 32-bit, Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit, Windows XP Home SP3
 
 

Dell Inc. OptiPlex 755
System Service Tag: 66ZGTH1 (support for this PC)
Chassis Serial Number: 66ZGTH1
Enclosure Type: Space-saving
Processor a Main Circuit Board b
2.40 gigahertz Intel Pentium Dual
64 kilobyte primary memory cache
1024 kilobyte secondary memory cache
64-bit ready
Multi-core (2 total)
Not hyper-threaded Board: Dell Inc. 0PU052
Serial Number: ..CN744318A609BD.
Bus Clock: 800 megahertz
BIOS: Dell Inc. A17 04/06/2010


But that's not what I want. Already did that. Running in ATA emulation mode is a waste of a good system imo.

how 'bout I install a SATA driver at the time of vista install? willthat work, and where do I get the right/best SATA driver


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Wallonn7 View Post
Hi zapp22.
Not knowing the model of your motherboard ... Anyway, just change a setting in the BIOS. In order that I be accurate in the guidelines, please download and run cpu-z. On the mainboard tab you have the model of your motherboard. See below and post back.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
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06 Jun 2011   #4

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06 Jun 2011   #5

Windows XP Pro SP3, Windows 7 Pro 32-bit, Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit, Windows XP Home SP3
 
 

bueno!
I hope vista install is smart enough to see my usb stick
here we go

the odd thing: i searched this problem and read lots of posts. the common issue had symptom that the drive/volume was invisible. in my case, the volume pops up,but vista sees it as non-usable.
at any rate, I'll load the driver at that point and see if it changes its mind
the install went fine in ATA mode... but I need to do it the right way.
thx

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06 Jun 2011   #6

Windows XP Pro SP3, Windows 7 Pro 32-bit, Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit, Windows XP Home SP3
 
 

i pulled a "intel matrix storage" 'driver' from the dell site. i hope this is the correct one
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06 Jun 2011   #7

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zapp22 View Post
bueno!
I hope vista install is smart enough to see my usb stick
here we go

the odd thing: i searched this problem and read lots of posts. the common issue had symptom that the drive/volume was invisible. in my case, the volume pops up,but vista sees it as non-usable.
at any rate, I'll load the driver at that point and see if it changes its mind
the install went fine in ATA mode... but I need to do it the right way.
thx

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theog View Post
No drivers need.

Try a full clean & full format in command prompt.
SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation
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06 Jun 2011   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zapp22 View Post
how 'bout I install a SATA driver at the time of vista install? willthat work, and where do I get the right/best SATA driver

Well, so I asked you to post the model of your motherboard ...
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06 Jun 2011   #9

Windows XP Pro SP3, Windows 7 Pro 32-bit, Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit, Windows XP Home SP3
 
 

FAIL!

well, pulled the "right one", by Service Tag, from the Dell support site.
Loaded driver at the required point, VISTA picked up the driver, no problems, went back to the Volume select screen, same error. "unable to find volume suitable...." blah blah.
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06 Jun 2011   #10

Windows XP Pro SP3, Windows 7 Pro 32-bit, Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit, Windows XP Home SP3
 
 

mainboard per cpu/z
as per belarc
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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Wallonn7 View Post
Hi zapp22.
Not knowing the model of your motherboard ... Anyway, just change a setting in the BIOS. In order that I be accurate in the guidelines, please download and run cpu-z. On the mainboard tab you have the model of your motherboard. See below and post back.


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