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    Angry EP45-UD3P - Windows Install Asks for Driver

    CPU - Intel CORE 2 QUAD Q9550/2.83GHz/12MB Cache
    RAM - Kingston DDR2 4G(2x2G)PC8500 1066Mhz
    HDD - Samsung 1TB SATA II 7200RPM 32M
    BIOS - F8

    I originally had Windows SBS 2008 RC0 running on this system with IDE HDD and DVD drive. I then blew that away and tried to load MS Hyper-V.

    Install from DVD goes normally. After selecting language and clicking on big button labelled 'Install now... ' and after a couple of minutes I get a window asking 'Select the driver to be installed.'. On top of that window is another titled 'Load Driver' stating 'A required CD/DVD drive device driver is missing. If you have a driver floppy disk, CD, DVD or USB flash drive insert it now.'

    I have never been prompted for a driver disk for a simple IDE HDD before.

    What I have done:

    1. Checked the jumpers on the HDD and DVD drive (master/slave)
    2. Replaced IDE HDD and DVD with SATA ones
    3. Downloaded latest BIOS from Gigabyte
    4. Confirmed that all drives are visible in BIOS
    5. Attempted to install Windows 7 RC0
    6. Attempted to reinstall SBS 2008 RC0
    7. Opened a thread on microsoft.private.directaccess.virtualserver (thinking it was an OS issue)

    All three OS installs now generate identical errors: looking for drivers for HDD and/or DVD.

    Now suspecting mainboard is faulty.

    Help, anyone?
    Last edited by billyg1943; 03-10-2009 at 07:17 PM.

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    Default Re: EP45-UD3P - Windows Install Asks for Driver

    Are you using the AHCI mode? If that's the case you will need drivers in some Windows versions. Vista doesn't need them, but I don't know about the server OSes.


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    Default Re: EP45-UD3P - Windows Install Asks for Driver

    Thanks for the quick response.

    This problem seems not to be related to the type of drive. Remember the issue first arose with an IDE drive. However, since installing SATA, I get the same error with or without AHCI enabled.

    Cheers,
    Bill

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    Default Re: EP45-UD3P - Windows Install Asks for Driver

    You cannot run IDE drives in AHCI mode, only SATA drives can do that.

    I don't know enough about server operating systems though, so I don#t know why it might be asking for drivers. Does Vista or XP also ask for drivers?


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    Default Re: EP45-UD3P - Windows Install Asks for Driver

    Thanks for your reply.

    I guess I am in the wrong forum for this issue. I see now that it is mainly about overclocking. I will see what Gigibyte tech support has to say.

    Cheers,
    Bill

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    Default Re: EP45-UD3P - Windows Install Asks for Driver

    Your in the right place

    If your using Sata HDD and DVD, put the DVD on one of the last 2 Sata ports on the mobo. Leave the Bios on ACHI. Download the driver from gigabytes site and install at windows install like it says

    If your going to use the IDE drives, then set the bios to Disable instead of ACHI or Raid.
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    Default Re: EP45-UD3P - Windows Install Asks for Driver

    Thanks for staying with me.

    I have been all over the User's Manual and this information (where to plug what) seems to be missing. I have now connected the SATA HDD to the Intel SATA port 0 and the SATA DVD drive into port 5 on the same controller.

    I can see both drives being detected during POST, but they do not subsequently appear in the Standard CMOS list of drives.

    All is set to AHCI. The following are set in Integrated peripherals:

    1. SATA RAID/AHCI mode = AHCI
    2. SATA Port 0-3 Native Mode = Enabled
    3. Onboard SATA/IDE Device = Enabled
    4. Onboard SATA/IDE Ctrl Mode = ACHI

    I have no idea whether all these settings are correct or not or how they are related. I have tried different combinations of these settings and have frankly lost the plot now :)

    I can now load the Intel SATA drivers OK but the SATA HDD is nowhere to be found after the load :(

    Cheers,
    Bill
    Last edited by billyg1943; 03-11-2009 at 09:54 AM.

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    Default Re: EP45-UD3P - Windows Install Asks for Driver

    Disable the "Onboard SATA/IDE Device" if you're using Intel controller.

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    Default Re: EP45-UD3P - Windows Install Asks for Driver

    Thanks for your reply.

    Actually, I have already done that and am re-trying setup now. So that setting is for the Gigabyte SATA controller, then?

    Drives still do not appear in the Standard CMOS drive list. Is this normal?

    Will report back in a couple of minutes.

    Cheers,
    Bill

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    Default Re: EP45-UD3P - Windows Install Asks for Driver

    Right, this setting is for GBT SATA controller.

    You should see the drives on the booting screen. If you don't, it might be something wrong with settings / wiring.

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