[oclug] Help Needed!!
je_oclug at kronos.honk.org
Tue Aug 26 11:24:17 EDT 2008
I am resorting to trying an install off my original XP disk. I wanted to try
the new quickinstall disk since it has all the drivers and updates, etc
slipstreamed in, but if this installation works, then I'll just spend the
time and update it all. I'd love to have the new disk work since any future
reinstall would be much faster... as well as to satisfy my own curiosity and
I've got the latest Promise Fasttrak 376 drivers but XP doesn't copy them
from the floppy. Googling reveals it's a known issue with no real
resolution. The driver that's slipstreamed into the install disk works as
far as letting me see and format the disk and even get files copied to it,
but when it makes the final reboot after installation is complete, I get a
BSoD with a 7b error (which indicates that it can't find the driver).
I tried mounting the registry on the new installation from my current
installation and moving the relevant bits and pieces over, but that only half
works - the disk becomes recognized, but the RAID controller does not. Sigh.
Even imaging the drive didn't work since I'd made the original drive a
"dynamic disk" and it becomes unrecognizable after the imaging is complete.
If I weren't already bald, I would be by now!
Just a note: I fought just as much with this box when I installed Linux on it
a few years ago. Never again will I buy a PC with a nVidia chipset or a
Promise controller. One-off junk, IMO, that works poorly with any OS.
> Hey Jon,
> Not sure I understand what you are looking for:
> 1- An install on your machine of XP?
> 2- How to install the drivers so that it works on your slipstreamed disk?
> 3- The drivers for your promise card?
> 4- What are the spells?
> On Tue, Aug 26, 2008 at 12:07 AM, Jon Earle <je_oclug at kronos.honk.org> wrote:
>> I know... I am about to commit a cardinal sin and ask for Windows help on a
>> Linux list. I'm sorry... but in my favour... I've not fought with Brad in
>> many Moons! LOL Maybe you can at least point me in the right direction...
>> I have an XP machine with a failing drive. It's a vintage '02 machine with
>> Promise 376 SATA controller and a nvidia nforce2 chipset. I got XP
>> on it '05 but now I want to install an updated copy (new drive, might as
>> install a clean copy, updated with the latest drivers and service packs)
>> it's giving me grief with that blasted Promise controller (won't use the
>> slipstreamed driver after reboot or copy the driver from floppy during
>> I won't go into more here.... suffice to say, time is critical (and in
>> supply for me) so there's a case of Moosehead for whomever can get XP
>> installed on a new SATA drive and most importantly, give me the notes on
>> to reproduce the spells. I'll supply the machine, the new drive and the XP
>> (subst Moosehead with fav. beverage if that's not your thing. I'm leaning
>> toward Tequila after fighting with this rotten thing since Sat.)
>> OCLUG general discussion list
>> OCLUG at lists.oclug.on.ca
> OCLUG general discussion list
> OCLUG at lists.oclug.on.ca
More information about the OCLUG