July 2, 2011
I am hoping someone can give me some help in easy language so I can understand how to fix this problem.
I rebuilt my computer using Gigabyte 785GMT-USB3 Motherboard, AMD2 645 3.3g Kingston 2gb value ram, keeping same case hard drive optical drive, had to replace PSU as old one did not fit M/B. Audio and graphics inboard, I am not a gamer.
The problem is, when I load my XP pro windows I press F6 to load third party drivers for SATA mass storage ( WD) when it asks to load floppy, downloaded from Gigabyte, it comes up with " txtsetup.oem " not found. When I look into the floppy the file is there.
Would it help to have a clean Hard drive, not the old one with XP loaded, just a thought.
Can anyone please help me get past this wall.
Hey Hugh - Exactly what did you download from Gigabyte? Also, are we talking 32-bit or 64-bit XP?
I am no expert on this technical stuff but I do know there are issues with XP and SATA drivers. It is my understanding you will need to download the SATA [b:2gboocjm][u:2gboocjm]Pre-Install [/u:2gboocjm][/b:2gboocjm]Driver from Gigabyte and save that to floppy. That is then what the system will look for when you press F6:
http://www.gigabyte.us/products/product ... l=1#driver (select your OS from the drop down menu under "Choose your OS:").
I'm going to refer this to Dave and Ziggie for further advice, they are both much more tech savvy than I.
Stand by mate.....we will get you there!!!
July 2, 2011
Thanks for your reply, I am just about giving up and going to the shop.
It is XP Pro 32bit, and yes your link is what I downloaded, same one for 32 & 64bit XP. I also made two floppy discs and two different XP Cds.
I have changed bios to IDE set up goes through until choose to load XP then says cannot find hard drive. I checked connections all good. When I try to load it as SATA I get the txtsetup.oem notice.
Tonight I tried to format and install XP through the recovery consul, came up with cannot find hard drive on system
The next thing is to get the hard drive checked I suppose, but shortly before rebuild I checked it though Western Digital diagnostics tool on their website and it came up Ok. Light flashes on front of case when it is trying to set up
I will wait for your reply before doing anything else
Sorry about the wait - I've been out of town most of the last 9 days - but we'll get it worked out and I think you'll find it a lot easier than you expect. Most newer motherboards with SATA connections are very good about emulating IDE connections so you won't need a floppy with the drivers in many cases! This all goes out the window if you are using RAID.
I found the manual for your motherboard at http://www.gigabyte.com/products/produc ... l=1#manual. The BIOS section begins on page 33.
Turn the PC completely off by holding the power button down until all the front lights go off and the fans stop. Press the power button to turn the computer ON and begin pressing the [b:2t6bbqg9]Delete[/b:2t6bbqg9] key about once per second to tell the computer you want to access the BIOS. After a few seconds you'll see the following screen:
The arrow keys will navigate through the menu items. [b:2t6bbqg9]Enter[/b:2t6bbqg9] will select the menu item and [b:2t6bbqg9]ESC[/b:2t6bbqg9] will return to the previous screen. Use down arrow to move to [b:2t6bbqg9]Integrated Peripherals[/b:2t6bbqg9] and press [b:2t6bbqg9]Enter[/b:2t6bbqg9] to select it. You'll be at the following screen:
Use the down arrow to move to [b:2t6bbqg9]OnChip SATA Type[/b:2t6bbqg9] and the [b:2t6bbqg9]Page Up[/b:2t6bbqg9] and/or [b:2t6bbqg9]Page Down[/b:2t6bbqg9] keys to change the setting to [b:2t6bbqg9]Native IDE[/b:2t6bbqg9] as shown. This will instruct the BIOS to act as though it is using and old IDE drive so Windows XP will recognize it and install.
Press [b:2t6bbqg9]F10[/b:2t6bbqg9] to save the setting and reboot. At this point you should be able to install XP. Once XP is installed and finally boots to the desktop. Install the SATA drivers from within windows. When it asks (or tells) you to reboot you want to repeat the above and start pressing [b:2t6bbqg9]Delete[/b:2t6bbqg9] as soon as the computer restarts. This time, however, you want to change the setting to [b:2t6bbqg9]AHCI[/b:2t6bbqg9]. [b:2t6bbqg9]F10[/b:2t6bbqg9] to save the settings and reboot (again).
When XP starts this time Windows will be using AHCI mode and the SATA drivers.
It's pretty simple once you do it and should work assuming you have the correct XP SATA driver to install from within Windows. If this doesn't work you'll have to slipstream drivers into the install disk.
July 2, 2011
Thank you for your great reply. Showing the Bios screen as it should be cant get better than that.
Unfortunately it didnt work. I went through and started loading XP. When it came to choosing to
load XP I pressed the button and it went longer than before but blue screen came up with this message at the bottom
"Examining 152626 MB Disc 0 at Id 1 on bus 0 or atapi"
What do I do next. I run a diagnostic test on Hard drive on Western Digital website before the rebuild and it came up ok.
Would it be better to get the hard drive reformatted and start clean and get it checked at the same time. I would have to take it to a shop to do this unless you have a easyier way of doing this.
Thank you so much for your help
Hey Hugh - Told ya....Dave is the man!!
Anyway, I believe the error message you are now seeing would be caused by either pre-existing malware or a corrupt file system...so YES, you will need to wipe the hard dive and start over clean.
*Do you have a family member or friend with a working Windows machine you can connect your hard drive to and re-format it?
If that's not an option, then bootable media (which doesn't require a working copy of Windows) would be the way to go.
*Can you use a friend's or family member's working Windows machine to download an ISO and burn it to CD?
You can then boot your machine from that disc and either format or wipe the drive. You may need to change the boot order/priority in BIOS so that your optical drive is first in line.
MiniTool Partition Wizard Bootable CD will allow you to format the drive.
[url=http://partitionwizard.com/partition-wizard-bootable-cd.html:2wjdalc9]MiniTool Partition Wizard Bootable CD.[/url:2wjdalc9]
Or you could use DBAN, which also loads from a boot CD, to thoroughly wipe the drive.
[url=http://sourceforge.net/projects/dban/:2wjdalc9]Darik's Boot and Nuke.[/url:2wjdalc9]
Either way you are going to need access to a working computer. And if you suspect the old system might be infected, then the DBAN route would probably be best.
July 2, 2011
I have downloaded the Dban now I will have to make a ISO disc with it wont I. Will Image Burn do this? or what do you suggest.
If that is correct when I do that how do I use it, do I just put it in the CD player and run it, how can I do that when the computer is dead, can you explain.
I haven't installed XP in ages (is that a good thing), but I would try to partition the drive (during installation) to around 10GB, or so, and try it again.
How old is the hard drive? What size? Make and model if available. Do you know if its an Advanced Format drive?
Just for future reference (incase the above doesn't work) the driver you need should be [url=http://drivers.softpedia.com/downloadTag/GA-785GMT-USB3+SATA2+Preinstall+Driver:19kcpju6]this one[/url:19kcpju6].
Basic instructions for slipstreaming the driver into a WinXP CD are [url=http://www.getpcmemory.com/user-guide/how-to-integrate-sata-drivers-into-win-xp-bootable-cd-setup-slipstreaming-xp-guide-using-nlite/:19kcpju6]here[/url:19kcpju6]. Your case will be a little different because you won't be using intel drivers, but the process is similar.
Hey Hugh - Yes, you will now need to burn the ISO to CD. ImgBurn will do fine, click on the option in the main ImgBurn interface...."Write image file to disc".
Here's a link to a guide: [url=http://neosmart.net/wiki/display/G/Burning+ISO+Images+with+ImgBurn:vjx6vxe9]Burning ISO Images with ImgBurn.[/url:vjx6vxe9]
What do you mean the "computer is dead"? Everything still works fine doesn't it, just the operating system will not boot?
As long as power is all okay and everything is still functioning properly (except that it won't boot from the hard drive) then it should boot from the CD just fine.
Once you have burnt the ISO to CD, place that disc in the optical drive and then restart the computer. As I said before...You may need to change the boot order/priority in BIOS so that your optical drive is first in line.
The machine should then load DBAN from the CD and away you go.
July 2, 2011
Hi Jim & Administrator
Well this is a wonderful service, It is explained so easily as a non techie can understand.
As soon as I sent the last post I realized the disc would boot up by itself.
It is doing its job as I type, so I guess that tells me the hard drive is still going, I thought
it might be dead.
I hope I do not need to slip stream the drivers in, I have a floppy in the pc so I hope
I can load them as normal through XP set up.
Any way I will let you know to night our time if I am successful getting XP in.
Thank you for your help, it has been fantastic.
July 2, 2011
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