I just added windows 7 to htpc. I down loaded the updates and restarted CPU. I am now getting a black screen stating... Operate serial ata driver diskette y/n . Wether I select yes or no, it continues to come back to this screen. Any thoughts as to what I should do?
I would go into your bios and double check your boot drive. It should be priority DVD first (to load the windows install DVD) and SSD second. Make sure your SATA mode is ACHI.
Then- try windows install again.
But this time choose advanced. Select your SSD and delete all partitions. Then create a new partition. Then format it.
I had that problem once and that procedure fixed it. You might have formatted your drive in one mode then switched to another or something...
Originally Posted by Mfusick
Yes. If it is a clean install and you have nothing to lose on the drive then delete the partition and then reboot/restart. Then create a new partition. Format that. Install windows.
All done through advanced options in the windows install screen after the DVD loads up.
Make sure your in ACHI mode. That is good.
Did you perhaps format the drive or try installing in IDE and then switch to ACHI ? This is a brand new bare SSD drive ??
What model and brand ? What other hardware do you have ? Do you have any USB or HDD's hooked up ? Or anything in USB slots?
This is the Intel 330 180 SSD. Everything was done correctly per assassins guide, I do have a USB dongle for my keyboard and mouse hooked up to CPU. I did format the disk or anything like that. My HDD is unplug and not. Connected. Is windows now on th SSD and should I have the SSD now boot first?
I can do this again. But for my edification, why am I getting this message what did I do wrong and what am I trying to do or not do the second time around to avoid getting the same message.
Btw I did place place mobos cd in the drive to get the lan drivers. I got it done right and then went and got all the windows updates off the internet. Should I have placed the Windows cd back in the optical drive?
so should I go back in the bios and change it to boot from SSD since windows is now installed? That probably what it is my mono disk is still in and CPU is set to boot from the optical drive. I hope that's what it is.