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  1. #1


    =?Utf-8?B?a3lsZQ==?= Guest

    drive not found

    I'm trying to install Vista on a dual partitioned SATA drive and setup says
    it can't find a locally attached hard drive suitable for holding temporary
    setup files. I may have messed up when I set the partition for Vista at 10GB.
    Any ideas?
    --
    kyle

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  3. #2


    Mark D. VandenBeg Guest

    Re: drive not found


    "kyle" <kyle@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:32F27214-9F00-4FDD-954F-BCB96AB340EA@microsoft.com...
    > I'm trying to install Vista on a dual partitioned SATA drive and setup
    > says
    > it can't find a locally attached hard drive suitable for holding temporary
    > setup files. I may have messed up when I set the partition for Vista at
    > 10GB.
    > Any ideas?
    > --
    > kyle


    Hello Kyle

    1. Microsoft recommends a 40GB partition with at least 15 GB free for
    premium editions of Windows Vista.

    http://www.microsoft.com/windowsvist...y/capable.mspx

    2. Are you loading the drivers for your SATA hard drive at the appropriate
    time during the installation process? When you reach the screen during the
    installation process that prompts you to choose "Standard" or "Custom"
    installation (wording may be off a little) on the left side of the window is
    a hyperlink that says "Load Drivers." You will need to have your drivers
    for your SATA hard drive on a separate media, like a floppy, and those
    drivers must be in the root of the media, not in a directory.

    Mark




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  4. #3


    Colin Barnhorst Guest

    Re: drive not found

    You are very right. When you review the system requirements on GetReady I'm
    sure that you will note that the minimum is a 40GB drive with 15GB of free
    space available.

    "kyle" <kyle@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:32F27214-9F00-4FDD-954F-BCB96AB340EA@microsoft.com...
    > I'm trying to install Vista on a dual partitioned SATA drive and setup
    > says
    > it can't find a locally attached hard drive suitable for holding temporary
    > setup files. I may have messed up when I set the partition for Vista at
    > 10GB.
    > Any ideas?
    > --
    > kyle




      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  5. #4


    =?Utf-8?B?a3lsZQ==?= Guest

    Re: drive not found

    Thanks for the reply Mark, unfortunately my Sata drive is a Maxtor and it
    didn't come with drivers. When I go onto Maxtor's site to download the
    drivers the only link is for MaxBlast 4 which I have and it doesn't help.
    What next?
    --
    kyle


    "Mark D. VandenBeg" wrote:

    >
    > "kyle" <kyle@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > news:32F27214-9F00-4FDD-954F-BCB96AB340EA@microsoft.com...
    > > I'm trying to install Vista on a dual partitioned SATA drive and setup
    > > says
    > > it can't find a locally attached hard drive suitable for holding temporary
    > > setup files. I may have messed up when I set the partition for Vista at
    > > 10GB.
    > > Any ideas?
    > > --
    > > kyle

    >
    > Hello Kyle
    >
    > 1. Microsoft recommends a 40GB partition with at least 15 GB free for
    > premium editions of Windows Vista.
    >
    > http://www.microsoft.com/windowsvist...y/capable.mspx
    >
    > 2. Are you loading the drivers for your SATA hard drive at the appropriate
    > time during the installation process? When you reach the screen during the
    > installation process that prompts you to choose "Standard" or "Custom"
    > installation (wording may be off a little) on the left side of the window is
    > a hyperlink that says "Load Drivers." You will need to have your drivers
    > for your SATA hard drive on a separate media, like a floppy, and those
    > drivers must be in the root of the media, not in a directory.
    >
    > Mark
    >
    >
    >
    >


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  6. #5


    =?Utf-8?B?a3lsZQ==?= Guest

    Re: drive not found

    Thanks for the reply. Maxtor wasn't any help on getting the drivers for my
    SATA. Any ideas?
    --
    kyle


    "Mark D. VandenBeg" wrote:

    >
    > "kyle" <kyle@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > news:32F27214-9F00-4FDD-954F-BCB96AB340EA@microsoft.com...
    > > I'm trying to install Vista on a dual partitioned SATA drive and setup
    > > says
    > > it can't find a locally attached hard drive suitable for holding temporary
    > > setup files. I may have messed up when I set the partition for Vista at
    > > 10GB.
    > > Any ideas?
    > > --
    > > kyle

    >
    > Hello Kyle
    >
    > 1. Microsoft recommends a 40GB partition with at least 15 GB free for
    > premium editions of Windows Vista.
    >
    > http://www.microsoft.com/windowsvist...y/capable.mspx
    >
    > 2. Are you loading the drivers for your SATA hard drive at the appropriate
    > time during the installation process? When you reach the screen during the
    > installation process that prompts you to choose "Standard" or "Custom"
    > installation (wording may be off a little) on the left side of the window is
    > a hyperlink that says "Load Drivers." You will need to have your drivers
    > for your SATA hard drive on a separate media, like a floppy, and those
    > drivers must be in the root of the media, not in a directory.
    >
    > Mark
    >
    >
    >
    >


      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  7. #6


    Mark D. VandenBeg Guest

    Re: drive not found


    "kyle" <kyle@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:7226162B-E1A7-4B72-95FC-E96464D10FB5@microsoft.com...
    > Thanks for the reply Mark, unfortunately my Sata drive is a Maxtor and it
    > didn't come with drivers. When I go onto Maxtor's site to download the
    > drivers the only link is for MaxBlast 4 which I have and it doesn't help.
    > What next?
    > --
    > kyle
    >
    >


    Well, were going to need some system information, specifically, the model
    number and capacity of your hard drive. The brand of computer and model
    number, along with motherboard information, wouldn't hurt, either.

    Alternatively, try a Google search for "Maxtor (model number) SATA driver"
    and see what you get.

    If the computer is a Dell/HP/Gateway that did not come with any CD's,
    (everything preinstalled) you may want to contact them regarding obtaining a
    CD with all the necessary things to reinstall XP. While this may or may not
    include the drivers in question, it still is a very prudent thing to have,
    in case of some sort of total melt down that would require you to reinstall
    XP. They probably will charge you a nominal fee for the disc(s).



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  8. #7


    Colin Barnhorst Guest

    Re: drive not found

    The driver comes from the computer or mobo manufacturer, not the hard drive
    manufacturer.

    "kyle" <kyle@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:7226162B-E1A7-4B72-95FC-E96464D10FB5@microsoft.com...
    > Thanks for the reply Mark, unfortunately my Sata drive is a Maxtor and it
    > didn't come with drivers. When I go onto Maxtor's site to download the
    > drivers the only link is for MaxBlast 4 which I have and it doesn't help.
    > What next?
    > --
    > kyle
    >
    >
    > "Mark D. VandenBeg" wrote:
    >
    >>
    >> "kyle" <kyle@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    >> news:32F27214-9F00-4FDD-954F-BCB96AB340EA@microsoft.com...
    >> > I'm trying to install Vista on a dual partitioned SATA drive and setup
    >> > says
    >> > it can't find a locally attached hard drive suitable for holding
    >> > temporary
    >> > setup files. I may have messed up when I set the partition for Vista at
    >> > 10GB.
    >> > Any ideas?
    >> > --
    >> > kyle

    >>
    >> Hello Kyle
    >>
    >> 1. Microsoft recommends a 40GB partition with at least 15 GB free for
    >> premium editions of Windows Vista.
    >>
    >> http://www.microsoft.com/windowsvist...y/capable.mspx
    >>
    >> 2. Are you loading the drivers for your SATA hard drive at the
    >> appropriate
    >> time during the installation process? When you reach the screen during
    >> the
    >> installation process that prompts you to choose "Standard" or "Custom"
    >> installation (wording may be off a little) on the left side of the window
    >> is
    >> a hyperlink that says "Load Drivers." You will need to have your drivers
    >> for your SATA hard drive on a separate media, like a floppy, and those
    >> drivers must be in the root of the media, not in a directory.
    >>
    >> Mark
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >>




      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  9. #8


    Colin Barnhorst Guest

    Re: drive not found

    Maxtor doesn't provide the driver. Your computer or mobo manufacturer does.

    "kyle" <kyle@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:264C4056-BEE1-4CD7-9E05-77492D8683F2@microsoft.com...
    > Thanks for the reply. Maxtor wasn't any help on getting the drivers for my
    > SATA. Any ideas?
    > --
    > kyle
    >
    >
    > "Mark D. VandenBeg" wrote:
    >
    >>
    >> "kyle" <kyle@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    >> news:32F27214-9F00-4FDD-954F-BCB96AB340EA@microsoft.com...
    >> > I'm trying to install Vista on a dual partitioned SATA drive and setup
    >> > says
    >> > it can't find a locally attached hard drive suitable for holding
    >> > temporary
    >> > setup files. I may have messed up when I set the partition for Vista at
    >> > 10GB.
    >> > Any ideas?
    >> > --
    >> > kyle

    >>
    >> Hello Kyle
    >>
    >> 1. Microsoft recommends a 40GB partition with at least 15 GB free for
    >> premium editions of Windows Vista.
    >>
    >> http://www.microsoft.com/windowsvist...y/capable.mspx
    >>
    >> 2. Are you loading the drivers for your SATA hard drive at the
    >> appropriate
    >> time during the installation process? When you reach the screen during
    >> the
    >> installation process that prompts you to choose "Standard" or "Custom"
    >> installation (wording may be off a little) on the left side of the window
    >> is
    >> a hyperlink that says "Load Drivers." You will need to have your drivers
    >> for your SATA hard drive on a separate media, like a floppy, and those
    >> drivers must be in the root of the media, not in a directory.
    >>
    >> Mark
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >>




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  10. #9


    i.am.not@home.org Guest

    Re: drive not found

    There is no such thing as SATA drivers for the
    hard drive. SATA drivers are for the SATA
    controller - just like SCSI & IDE.


    Mark D. VandenBeg wrote:
    > "kyle" <kyle@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > news:32F27214-9F00-4FDD-954F-BCB96AB340EA@microsoft.com...
    >> I'm trying to install Vista on a dual partitioned SATA drive and setup
    >> says
    >> it can't find a locally attached hard drive suitable for holding temporary
    >> setup files. I may have messed up when I set the partition for Vista at
    >> 10GB.
    >> Any ideas?
    >> --
    >> kyle

    >
    > Hello Kyle
    >
    > 1. Microsoft recommends a 40GB partition with at least 15 GB free for
    > premium editions of Windows Vista.
    >
    > http://www.microsoft.com/windowsvist...y/capable.mspx
    >
    > 2. Are you loading the drivers for your SATA hard drive at the appropriate
    > time during the installation process? When you reach the screen during the
    > installation process that prompts you to choose "Standard" or "Custom"
    > installation (wording may be off a little) on the left side of the window is
    > a hyperlink that says "Load Drivers." You will need to have your drivers
    > for your SATA hard drive on a separate media, like a floppy, and those
    > drivers must be in the root of the media, not in a directory.
    >
    > Mark
    >
    >
    >


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  11. #10


    Mark D. VandenBeg Guest

    Re: drive not found


    <i.am.not@home.org> wrote in message
    news:urTettjvGHA.5084@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
    > There is no such thing as SATA drivers for the hard drive. SATA drivers
    > are for the SATA controller - just like SCSI & IDE.
    >
    >
    >


    Yes, you are correct. I did not mean to mislead.



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