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Windows 7: Installing motherboard drivers

27 Feb 2010   #21
andysfile

Windows 7 Pro 64
 
 

Yes


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27 Feb 2010   #22
theog

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ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by andysfile View Post
Yes
What SATA controller?
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27 Feb 2010   #23
andysfile

Windows 7 Pro 64
 
 

Sorry, I don't understand what you mean there.
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28 Feb 2010   #24
andysfile

Windows 7 Pro 64
 
 

I tried putting my motherboard drivers onto a USB (Nvidia 680i) and Windoze 7 actually found some .inf files! None of them work though as they apparently don't add any hardware that Win7 can see. I can narrow down the list by checking "Hide drivers incompatible with this system's hardware" and it shows a sataraid driver. I don't have a RAID setup but I tried to install it yet the error I wrote above popped up again. These were the latest Win7X64 and VistaX64 driver files.
I'm getting closer!
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28 Feb 2010   #25
theog

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28 Feb 2010   #26
andysfile

Windows 7 Pro 64
 
 

I read that but I only have one HDD in the computer at the moment and that's a SATA and not set up for RAID as far as I know. But I have put as many drivers as I could find for my motherboard on a flash disk, split up in the folders described in the pdf and Windows 7 sees them. The problem is, none of them work to get me to the next step of the install and I can't find any other drivers for my motherboard. There are also no drivers for my hard disk either but shouldn't that work out of the box? I heard (on Google) that my motherboard had some kind of SATA issues fixed in the last drivers.
This problem is really persistent, I appreciate the people helping me
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01 Mar 2010   #27
neo101

WIN7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Try this >
Put known working XP or Vista Sata driver on your USB stick.

Don't insert your USB drive into your pc _ until you are ready to load the first Sata drivers!

If you are not using "raid" you need the 'base' Sata driver.

Just to confuse things, some manufacturers require you to put the raid ones on and system just ignores if you don't want to use raid(usually bios setting)

(Windows 7 accepted some 2004!! Sata drivers for my boards, then 'updated' them later on - as an experiment)

Dell make their own bios for your machine so expect maximum hassle, minimum upgradeability!

Can't you ask Dell service for help in starting you off?
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01 Mar 2010   #28
neo101

WIN7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

PS I flicked thru your previous replies.

You don't need drivers (exactly) for your Hard drives - you need a SATA driver for the chip 'embedded' in your motherboard! You didnt read my first reply properly.

What are you doing on Seagate website?
You need Silicon image/a.n.other motherboard chipset Sata driver!

Is your hard drive plugged into Sata socket 0 or 1?
Have you tried a different sata cable?
Are any connectors plugged into/shorted across the tiny pins in the back of the hard drive?
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01 Mar 2010   #29
andysfile

Windows 7 Pro 64
 
 

I've found a number of 64 bit drivers for my motherboard that apparently work with 7, some even named 'SATA Controller' but these don't affect the install.
My HD is plugged into port 1, also tried it in port 0.
You're right about the Dell BIOS, next computer I get I will be building myself!
Tomorrow I'll get some new cables and see how that goes.
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01 Mar 2010   #30
theog

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by andysfile View Post
I've found a number of 64 bit drivers for my motherboard that apparently work with 7, some even named 'SATA Controller' but these don't affect the install.
My HD is plugged into port 1, also tried it in port 0.
You're right about the Dell BIOS, next computer I get I will be building myself!
Tomorrow I'll get some new cables and see how that goes.
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