Windows setup is likely to fail, if:
- Your Serial ATA (SATA) hard drive is set to AHCI mode in BIOS, and
- You install Windows XP* without using an F6 driver
If your setup fails, you receive a message that it cannot find any hard drives. You may also get the error STOP: 0x0000007B.
To resolve this problem, change the drive mode in BIOS. If your SATA drive supports AHCI, you can use the F6 driver diskette during Windows XP setup.
Using the Drive Mode
- During boot, enter the BIOS setup by pressing F2.
- Depending on your board, do one of the following:
- Go to the Configuration > SATA Drives menu, set Configure SATA to IDE
- Go to the Advanced > Drive Configuration menu, set ATA/IDE Mode to Native
- Press F10 to Save and Exit
This option displays in the status line and lets you use a computer manufacturer's mass storage controller driver. Near the beginning of Windows Setup, Windows pauses briefly and displays the following prompt:
Press F6 if you need to install a third-party SCSI or RAID driver.
For instructions on using F6, refer to F6 Installation Method.
|Video Demo: Installation of Windows XP* on Intel® Desktop Boards|