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PostPosted: Fri May 09, 2014 11:30 am 
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Hi
I have a Dell Precision Workstation (Tag JRGMC1J ).
I am trying to install Windows 7 32bt on Seagate 320 gb SATA HDD.
Drive is not recognized at setup. So need to find correct SATA drivers for Win7 32bit
Dell boot screen states " Cerc sata 2s BIOS for Non-Hotplug Drives".
& "Controller Cerc sata 2s BUS:00 DEV:1F FUNC 02"

If that is any help.

I have managed to install win7 on an IDE HDD,& works fine.
I then cloned it to the 320 GB SATA hdd. But the 320GB hdd will not boot.

Have tried some of the SATA drivers at the DELL driver download site, but no luck so far.
I have updated the BIOS.

Many thanks for any help with this.


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PostPosted: Fri May 09, 2014 10:22 pm 
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Adaptec U320

It looks like loads of people have had issues in the past as there is no RAID driver for windows Vista and above. Try the above driver and load it from a pendrive when asked.
If that fails, try this method:

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I run Windows 7 OS 64 Bit SP 1 on a Dell Precision Workstation with 16 GB Ram. I also run RAID 0 with the enbedded Adaptec RAID controller.

I could not find a reasonable answer on the question of "Windows 7 64 bit on Dell Precision workstation 670 and RAID" so I tried several things and found a solutions that works.

1. Clean installed Windows 7 OS 64 bit on New IDE drive, plugged into IDE Drive Connection on motherboard.

2. Installed two (2) 1 TB HITACHI SATA Enterprise drives, plugged into Serial ATA Connector 0 and 1 on motherboard.

3. Using Controll Panel - Administrative Tools - Computer Management - Disk Management - Format, I formatted both drives, that takes a lot of time.

4. From the internet -- http://download.cnet.com/Serial-ATA-Ada ... C-SATA1-...

I downloaded: 1. DELL CERC SATA 1.5/6ch RAID Controller

2. DELL CERC SATA 1.5/6ch RAID Management Device

The Dell Precison Workstation 670 works as configured. RAID 0 works as configured.

The 670 is a real workhorse, like a big dump truck that can handle big loads. It is not a Porsche Boxter!

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PostPosted: Sat May 10, 2014 12:39 am 
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Hi Mr T

Thanks for the reply.

First option did not work.

Second option

fine till got here;

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2. Installed two (2) 1 TB HITACHI SATA Enterprise drives, plugged into Serial ATA Connector 0 and 1 on motherboard.

3. Using Controll Panel - Administrative Tools - Computer Management - Disk Management - Format, I formatted both drives, that takes a lot of time.


Sata drive not recognised in disk managment.

Any ideas?

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PostPosted: Sat May 10, 2014 2:16 am 
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In device manager is the SATA controller visible? (ie no exclamation marks over anything)...

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No. & no exclamation marks over anything.


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Installing a Hard Drive
NOTE:
SATA2_0 is the bootable connector.


Reading the manual, make sure the drive is in the above connector...

Check the BIOS as well for the SATA controller mode... Make sure if you are using one drive the controller is set to non-RAID...

If you still have issues, set the controller to IDE mode (an old trick from installing win7 on laptops)...

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