system is asking me for CD/DVD, USB drivers. It does not talk about SATA. I
would suppose those drivers come with W2K or Vista on the disk itself because
they are standard Microsoft drivers. When the system is asking for those
drivers I need to insert a CD or USB stick including the drivers. I tried to
put the drivers on a stick and then restart, but I get the same problem.
Selecting in the end the USB stick on which the drivers are saved, does not
solve the problem.
Disconnecting the SATA driver through the BIOS is something I have not tried
yet since it is still my goal to install Vista on the SATA HD. I am not using
a separate card for this as these SATA connections are part of my motherboar
(ASUS A8N SLI).
> paco wrote:
> > Don,
> > I just tried to follow your tips.
> > I disconnected my two EIDE drives so only the SATA drive is attached and of
> > course my DVD reader. After restart the system boots from the DVD, the
> > installer starts... but after a while I am getting the same message that it
> > needs drivers for DVD or whatever.
> Can you give more detail about what the installer is asking for? It
> might make a difference, but I don't know.
> > I also tried (after disconnecting my slave EIDE HD and my SATA HD) to
> > install from DVD on my HD where W2K is installed (of course on another
> > partition). I amgetting the same problem and the system is asking for drivers.
> Unplugging the SATA disk would not remove the SATA controller, of
> course, and it's the controller which needs drivers, not the disk.
> Under these conditions, which drivers is it asking for? Sounds like
> it wants the SATA drivers. You could test this by disabling the SATA
> controller in the BIOS (or unplugging the SATA card).