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Windows 7: Install on Marvell 88SE6102 PATA controller

28 Dec 2009   #1

Windows (XP/Server2003/7 x32&x64)
Install on Marvell 88SE6102 PATA controller

I'm trying to install Windows 7 Professional x64 on a HDD drive connected to the Marvell 88SE6102 IDE controller.

The installation routine doesn't can't find any drive. And i wasn't been able to find suitable drivers to recognize the controller.
I've tried the Marvell 61xx SATA and Marvell 61xx RAID drivers. Someone suggested to try the intel chipset driver, so i tried them also. So far without any positive result.

The board is Asus P5Q SE2. The connected drive is recognized on boot.

Has anyone an idea?

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28 Dec 2009   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Service Pack 1 (Build 6.1.7601)

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28 Dec 2009   #3

Windows (XP/Server2003/7 x32&x64)

ok, it the exe version, but i extracted the files. I've chosen the WIN7 folder in it. The install routine offers me 2x 2-Port SATA, 2x 4-Port SATA and the SMBus drivers (the board has 6 SATA ports). I've selected them all. No result.

And i don't understand how an intel driver could support Marvell controller ???
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28 Dec 2009   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Service Pack 1 (Build 6.1.7601)

Your chipset is Intel not Marvell.
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28 Dec 2009   #5

Windows (XP/Server2003/7 x32&x64)

True, but the board has a IDE connection from the Marvell controller. And that's where the HDD is attached to.
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25 Aug 2010   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
ASUS P5Q SE2 - IDE controller doesnt work?

Hello all

I also have problems using my IDE-dvd-drive in Windows 7 x64 on my motherboard Asus P5Q SE2.

Firstly I encountered problem while installing Win7 x64 from scratch on an empty SATA harddisk. Apparently the Win7-installation could not find the drivers (..for the IDE-controller I have learned later).

Instead I could without problem install WinXP x64 on my PC (also from a dvd) and instantly afterwards installe Win7 on top of WinXP. However my dvd-drive doesn't work properly now under Win7 x64.

For instance I cannot use original game-dvd's such as fx Half-life2. Nothing happens and Windows freezes, when I use the DVD-drive.

This IDE-controller-Win7-problem on my ASUS-mobo is really killing me!!

Any solutions? (..other than buying a SATA-dvd-drive)

Many thanks in advance.
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26 Aug 2010   #7

Windows (XP/Server2003/7 x32&x64)

No good news from me. I gave it up.
Since it's not the first and only problem with ASUS boards , I've decided to quit on ASUS.

I can't help you with a software solution, but there are IDE -> SATA converter for low money. But they don't work on some boards, so a new DVD drive (or board ? ) might be unavoidable.

If you find a solution, plz post it here.
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26 Aug 2010   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
2 temporary solutions

Hello HackAR

Thx for your reply.

I have been (and still am) in contact with ASUS' supportteam.

ASUS suggested me to change the BIOS SATA/IDE-setting to "combined" instead of "enhanced".

At the same time I discovered that I had used a 40-way IDE-cable and not a 80-way, which I therefore quickly replaced... and voila! my dvd-drive works like a charm in Windows 7.

(I can actually even change the BIOS-setting back to "enhanced" and my dvd-drive will still work correctly in Windows).

However, my initial problem with a missing driver for the Intel Marvell IDE Controller still exist in Windows 7.

With a little luck, ASUS may find a solution for me, hopefully.

Otherwise my only "end-solution" would be to buy a SATA dvd-drive instead, because I fear that next time I want to do a clean reinstall of Windows7, then I still need to install WinXP x64 first due to the "missing" IDE Controller driver..

I must admit that ASUS bad decision to incorporate a cheap IDE Controller is just as bad as Windows 7 not being able to recognize an appropriate driver, when WinXP does the job perfect!?

...then again, we "gotta" keep the industry rolling by constantly buying new hardware, eh?..... sigh!
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