On Fri, 23 Mar 2007 16:12:16 -0700, "John Barnes" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>Have you installed Vista? No floppy, no F6. There is a point for
>installing SATA drivers if necessary.
>"Adam Albright" <AA@ABC.net> wrote in message
>> >"[cookie]" <email@example.com(donotspam)> wrote in message
>>>> Hi one and all,
>>>> Not sure if anyone can help me with this as the problem seems widespread
>>>> various forms.
>> Installing Vista on a SATA drive can present special problems.
>> Generally if you are doing a clean install to a SATA drive you need to
>> use the F6 method to PRELOAD SATA drivers very early on in the install
>> process or Vista won't be able to boot. You also will need a floppy
>> diskette to write these drivers to. You should find specific details
>> in your motherboard manaul or the vendor's web site, Vista will prompt
>> you went to hit F6 or whatever else your flavor of BIOS needs. If you
>> do a install in place AND you can find find SATA drivers that work in
>> BOTH XP and Vista then you can do a overwrite of your exhisting OS IF
>> you install the new SATA drivers first. There could be other issues, I
>> sure had some and still do, but I thankfully installed Vista to a IDE
>> ATA drive and only use my SATA drives for data storage.
>> If you're going to use RAID do NOT try to set that up first, way too
>> convoluted, do that later after Vista is up and running.