February 08, 2008

When installing Windows XP, there is error "no hard disk"

Problem: Asus A8R-MX/DP gives an error message "Setup didnot find any hard disk drives installed in your computer. Setup cannot continue."

Drivers should be loaded immediately after instal screen - by pressing F6.
Drivers found on ASUS web site are not good -
ULi SATA/RAID Controller M1575ULi M1575 Chipset Driver V1.0.5.2a for Windows 2000/XP/2003

Right drivers are:
ULi M1573 (Preinstall driver, press F6 during Windows* setup to read from floppy)O.S. : Windows 2000,Windows XP,Windows XP 64BitULi SATA/RAID Controller M1573

During instalation they will be identified differently, they will appear as:
ULi SATA Controller M5287

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