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#1 niglas

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Posted 03 November 2008 - 04:37 PM

I'm installing Win 2003 on a SATA hard disk connected to a controller card [VIA VT6421 RAID] (by pressing F6 during install).
When it was time for win to restart, BIOS conldn't find the hard disk.

So I made a boot disk and renamed my scsi-driver to ntbootdd.sys as I was told in this article:
http://support.microsoft.com/?scid=kb%3Ben...amp;x=8&y=9

But the hard disk can still not be found :thumbsup:

In boot.ini on the start disk i tried both:
signature(147ab)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="As in the boot.ini on the hard disk"
scsi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Try to find SCSI drive"

..without success, any ideas?

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Posted 17 November 2008 - 07:47 PM

It appears as though the article states Ntstartupdd.sys is the name you should use for the file.

Can you confirm that's what you're using?

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Posted 25 November 2008 - 05:32 PM

I've tried both ntbootdd.sys & ntstarupdd.sys, but without success :thumbsup:
Got any other clues?

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Posted 25 November 2008 - 06:41 PM

A couple of things you'll want to do here. First, what's the model of your Motherboard?

Does the Bios have an option for enabling "Expansion Card Text"? If so, turn this on so you can see any diagnostic/error messages coming
from the Raid Adapter card, this is for diagnosing your problem.

If your motherboard doesn't support this feature, then there's a few things to consider here.

Also, please confirm how your raid card is set up. Raid 0, 1 or JBOD etc.

How many drive are installed? Are you using Both SATA and IDE drives? Which type of drive are you installing Windows 2003 on?

Are you certain you're using this on a SATA drive?

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Posted 12 September 2009 - 06:26 AM

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Manufacturer: MICRO-STAR INTERNATIONAL CO., LTD
Product Name: MS-6178

I'm not using RAID. Just one 2,5" SATA disk connected to the controller card.

Can't find "expansion card text" in BIOS.




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