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Sata/raid Card Driver

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#1 jd5


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Posted 01 September 2006 - 12:23 PM

I own a dell dimension 8400 and I just installed a seagate 160Gb sata hard drive. I am having a problem reinstalling windows xp and I think I need the SATA/RAID card driver. I feel like I have tried every other possible solution... Does anyone have the link to the driver, or some tips on loading it? I have access to a floppy drive, which I think is needed. Thanks, I appreciated the help!

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Posted 01 September 2006 - 12:46 PM


Take a look at this link. Also note item # 2 at the very bottom under references. hth

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Posted 01 September 2006 - 01:37 PM

Is your Sata drive connected directly to your motherboard or through a seperate PCI-Sata controller card?
(I went to look it up at Dell support but their site is not functioning right now for some unknown reason)

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Posted 01 September 2006 - 06:58 PM

You can find it here.

Custom Instructions for R82876.exe:

At the beginning of the operating system setup, press F6 to install a third party SCSI or RAID driver.

1. When prompted, select 'S' to Specify Additional Device.

2. When prompted, insert the floppy disk you created in step 2 and press Enter.

3. At this point you should be presented with a selection for one of the following depending on you hardware version and configuration:

- Intel® 82801FR SATA RAID Controller
- Intel® 82801FR SATA AHCI Controller

4. Highlight the selection that is appropriate for the hardware in your system and press Enter.

5. Press Enter again to continue. Leave the floppy disk in the system until the next reboot as the software will need to be copied from the floppy disk again when setup is copying files.


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