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Windows 7: How to acces hard drive drivers on Dell Win 7 installation DVD

13 Sep 2017   #1

Win 7 Home Premium 64 bit
How to acces hard drive drivers on Dell Win 7 installation DVD

I have a Dell Studio XPS 9100. I have two1TB hard drives connected Raid 1. My motherboard developed an intermittent around the Sata connectors and I replaced it with a motherboard from an unsold XPS 9100. The motherboard passes the diagnostics and loads Win 7 , but I get the message "can't load to drive 0, partition 2". The system seems not to know where the drivers are for the hard drive. I did find a partition on the install DVD labeled C:\ . The Message on the install DVD is that the setup software for the hard drive is in this partition, but don't access it without Dell support guidance. When I called Dell, the support guy said the system is out of warranty, and he couldn't help unless I signed up for extended warranty support for $200 plus . Who knows what the names of those programs are and how to access them?
Thank you

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14 Sep 2017   #2

Windows 10 64 bit

The drivers for hard drives (CD/DVD, etc) are just the built in Microsoft drivers.
The RAID needs to be enabled in the BIOS (Setup as Dell calls it). Default is AHCI, optional is RAID.

You can access any needed driver on the Dell downloads for the XPS9100.
Support for Studio XPS 9100 | Manuals documents | Dell US

Dell has a Community support forum for hardware support manned by users like this forum. You can get free help there.
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