Mon Dec 10, 2: Anyway any help would be much appreciated! This happens in every option safe mode, last known good configuration and you get as far as the bar loading Vista in the bottom of the screen. Jul 1, Posts: Sat Dec 15, 3: Prototyped Ars Legatus Legionis Tribus: Thu Dec 13, 4:

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I really don’t want to format the hard drive only have 1 gb hard drive which isn’t partitioned with windows vista installed on it as I have a lot of important things on ;35-ds3 drive which aren’t backed up!

Since I couldn’t get the SATA drivers to be recognized with a floppy drive they were missing a txtoem.

I had to have the SATA2 drive sitting outside my gigabjte to do this but it was worth the instant gratification boot up after I changed the boot drive. I had no problem installing windows xp and linux except that grub boot manager which seems to have problems finding the second stage loader when the JMicron controller is NOT in AHCI mode.

Installing Windows XP x64 with AHCI Enabled on a Gigabyte GA-P35-DS3R Motherboard

Howeverchances are you’ll need to feed Windows a driver for your IDE controller card. Mon Dec 10, 6: Otherwise, if the IDE controller like my SiI card isn’t supported by Microsoft’s IDE controller driver that comes on the Windows CD, Setup won’t even find the hard disk—you will need to either slipstream the driver into the installation image and burn p53-ds3 slipstream Windows installation CD, or use an F6 floppy carrying your IDE controller’s driver.


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So annoying that just installing a simple program seems to have caused all this mess! But then the system notified me about the updates, which I accepted gigzbyte it installed.

This happened many times before I went back to FC7. Ravendas Ars Praefectus Registered: Then it doesn’t matter if the controller’s using SATA or not, since Windows doesn’t have to boot off it initially. I don’t know about Vista, p35-ss3 a mess to deal with in my opinion but in order to get my SATA2 drive to boot up it was really easy after all my problems related to a different issue.

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Join Ahco Nov Location crook Posts 2. I’m not positive but I’m glad I had instant success. Maybe someone can tell me where I went right, by accident, hehe. Whichever you have fewer of are the JMicron ports.

I did not like the nLite FAQ or other help webpages lots of words to readbut I was able to figure out what the program was haci. The time now is Jul 1, Posts: That’s the only process change I was going to do when I get around to upgrading my son’s pc.


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Skip the guide; download nLite and p35-dx3 it manage all that crap for you. Mine does, though I generally maintain a Windows XP installation CD image with the latest service pack and recent hotfixes slipstreamed in anyway, so it isn’t much effort to add in a driver as well.

Did you have a similar problem?

Sat Dec 15, 6: I’m making speculation here, just trying to figure out this strange behavior. But that’s where I had the ‘workstation’ error.

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ATA / SATA / AHCI madness on Gigabyte P35 DS3P ?

Originally Posted by gigabyre. Please report all spam threads, posts and suspicious members. The silkscreening on the motherboard PCB might offer more of a clue. Wed Jan 02, 3: P35-dx3 actually could NOT get the guide you linked to work– it can’t find bb-run.

I am also using the DS3L version, newest bios. I didn’t, and it caused the automatic install to drop out of the process for me to enter a valid computer name.