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andyp2004

Help! Pressing F6 does not work (iaStor)

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Hi

I have an unattended SP2 install CD that has worked many times until I tried it on my new PC (Asus P5GDC deluxe based)

It is set up so I can press F6 to install SATA drivers (I have NOT slipstreamed them) but when I press F6 for AHCI SATA (non-RAID) drivers it recognises the floppy and reads the driver, allowing me to see the installed partitions but when I select one (C:) to install I get the error iastor.sys cannot be copied (the floppy is in the drive and readable).

It DOES work when using a non-unattended XP CD. Where should I look to sort this error out?

What further info can I provide?

Thanks,

Regards,

Andy

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you can't use F6 to install drivers with and unattended install cd. INtegrate them and be done with it.

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I have the same drive for my Gigabyte board. I had the same problems with it. When I get home I'll post the info on how I got it to work.

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Sorry it took so long, had to reload my machine.

create $oem$\drivers\IAA and copy contents of floppy here.

add path to OemPnpDriversPath in winnt.sif

use makecab.exe on iastor.sys

move iastor.sy_ to i386 folder

add the following to txtsetup.sif either all at the end or you can add these entries to their respective sections already there. (the default iaStor_ICH6R as a driver name does not seem to work, 8 letter limit? changed to iaStor and problem went away.)

[SCSI]
iaStor = "Intel(R) 82801FR/82801ER/6300ESB SATA RAID Controller"

[SourceDisksFiles]
iastor.sys =  1,,,,,,3_,4,1


[HardwareIdsDatabase]
PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_2652&CC_0104 = "iaStor"


[SCSI.load]
iaStor = iastor.sys,4

Any questions let me know.

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I haven't tried it since I only use mine in a RAID, but all you should have to do is change the entries in txtsetup.sif to this, all other instructions are the same:

[SCSI]
iaAHCI = "Intel(R) 82801FR SATA AHCI Controller (Desktop ICH6R)"

[SourceDisksFiles]
iastor.sys =  1,,,,,,3_,4,1

[HardwareIdsDatabase]
PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_2652&CC_0106 = "iaAHCI"

[SCSI.load]
iaAHCI = iastor.sys,4

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Hi,

Have just tried and it gets to the end of the textmode driver install and it says it can find no hard disk drives. Aarrgghh!!

Help,

Thanks,

Andy

NB - However if I press F6, it says <none> for mass storage devices detected, but if I select it from the list it says windows already has a driver and I should use that!!!

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Think I have solved it with this

[sCSI]

iaStor = "Intel® 82801FR SATA AHCI Controller (Desktop ICH6R)"

[sourceDisksFiles]

iastor.sys = 1,,,,,,3_,4,1

[HardwareIdsDatabase]

PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_2652&CC_0106 = "iaStor"

[sCSI.load]

iaStor = iastor.sys,4

Cheers

Andy

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Thanks for your help.

Next question - why is NCQ disabled?? I have an NCQ HDD, AHCI and WinXP SP2 with IAA 4.7 installed.

NoNCQ.jpg

Cheers

Andy

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