716sa XP Pro 64 Bit Problems

vbimport

#1

This drive performs flawlessly with my K8N Neo 4 Platinum Pro SLI Motherboard, 3500xp and 32 bit XP Pro. I have a dual-boot with 64 bit XP. The drive works fine while installing the OS, but when I use it after installation the system hangs and it won’t read a disk. I have the newest firmware, have tried reinstalling, different SATA ports, bios settings, etc etc.

It’s odd that it installs with no problems, but fails to work afterwards.

Has anyone had a similar problem? Any suggestions?

Thanks for the help…


#2

In your bios, do you have the option to set your SATA bios portion to base (IDE) rather than using the RAID setting?


#3

There is a Raid or SATA setting…its on SATA


#4

PROBLEM SOLVED. The solution was to uninstall the nVidia IDE drivers as described in post #20 of this thread: http://club.cdfreaks.com/showthread.php?t=135406

Thanks for the help.

One more question: Why do IDE drivers affect a SATA connection in the first place? I thought SATA was completely independant of IDE/EIDE. Sorry if this is a newb question…


#5

One more question: Why do IDE drivers affect a SATA connection in the first place? I thought SATA was completely independant of IDE/EIDE. Sorry if this is a newb question…

Without getting too involed S ATA still uses ATA/ATAPI(IDE) controllers to configure the Drives. S ATA is just a differnt way of attaching Drives to the IDE controller.HTH.:slight_smile:


#6

IC…Thanks for the info. I need to learn more about it, obviously.