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    Shuttle ST20G5 Windows 7 SATA driver working

    Hi,
    just to let all Shuttle ST20G5 users out there that you can install Windows 7. It has taken me a few weeks to find a working driver. I even tried extracting one from Vista 64 which worked on one of my ST20G5s but not on the other!

    As I haven't made a minimum 5 posts before I can insert a link in a thread then reconstruct this: paulmcgrath dot net
    You'll find the driver in the downloads.

    It contains a Vista 32 and 64 driver which I have working in Windows 7 64bit (I am online on it now).

    With a X2 4200, 1.5GB ram and a NVidia Geforce 9400 GT my performance rating is a respectible 4.5 out of 7.9. My ram let me down! It is just DDR 333.
    Good luck
    Paul

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    Re: Shuttle ST20G5 Windows 7 SATA driver working

    There are other ST20G5 users out there?!? I thought I was the only one left...

    Thanks for your work Paul, I'll be testing a Windows 7 install on my trusty old silver box at the weekend. Are there any other driver/incompatability issues I should be aware of?

    BTW I tried to send you a message on your website but it kept saying "There was a problem sending your message."

    Cheers,
    Sam

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    Re: Shuttle ST20G5 Windows 7 SATA driver working

    Right, got windows 7 ultimate installed on the ST20g5.
    The SATA driver worked a treat, thanks again.
    However the sound isn't quite right. After installing the latest driver from Realtek the sound is choppy and full of artifacts. Any ideas?

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    Re: Shuttle ST20G5 Windows 7 SATA driver working

    Also, the audio you can hear sounds terrible! Really compressed and tinny... It's not my headphones.

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    Re: Shuttle ST20G5 Windows 7 SATA driver working

    I did have a problem with one of the realtek 64bit sound drivers but I cannot remember the version, try the previous release and it might be okay.
    Paul

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    Re: Shuttle ST20G5 Windows 7 SATA driver working

    The 'windows update' driver doesn't work at all. The latest Vista/Win7 R2.36 driver on the rather dubious Realtek website does work but the sound is clipped and choppy.
    It seems to be a very common problem across various sound cards and for me was cured by changing the power management option to 'performance'.

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    Re: Shuttle ST20G5 Windows 7 SATA driver working

    I am having the typical problem that it locks up during the install process and reboots to just start it all over again.

    I think maybe it might be my SATA DVD drive causing the issue since others are successful, is anyone else using a SATA DVD to install as well as SATA HD?

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    Re: Shuttle ST20G5 Windows 7 SATA driver working

    this could be fun then.

    i have found this driver on the nvidia website

    http://www.nvidia.com/page/uli_drivers.html

    apparently extracting that gives you the raid driver to install on a s-ata hard disk

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    Re: Shuttle ST20G5 Windows 7 SATA driver working

    Quote Originally Posted by MrP View Post
    this could be fun then.

    i have found this driver on the nvidia website

    (URL removed, apparently I don't have enough posts)

    apparently extracting that gives you the raid driver to install on a s-ata hard disk
    Unfortunately that's one of the drivers I have tried. I gave up a while back bought an Asus laptop. I do still have the sff though just sitting idle since Oct. Might be because my DVD writer is sata. Maybe one if these days if I have an opportunity ill try again using a USB DVD writer to install. I had removed every other possible piece of hardware and others appear to have had success with this sff case.

    Thanks for giving it a go.

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    Re: Shuttle ST20G5 Windows 7 SATA driver working

    Quote Originally Posted by MrP View Post
    this could be fun then.

    i have found this driver on the nvidia website
    'still wont let me post urls'

    apparently extracting that gives you the raid driver to install on a s-ata hard disk
    I started with this driver and it didn't work. It has a Vista 32/64 driver but not Windows 7. If you look in the inf file you'll find that it might be 6.3.0.0 (can't remember exact revision number). The one that I found hunting the net was 2 versions later. There seem to be different motherboard versions of the ST20G5, we have loads of different ones in work, and I couldnt get the Nvidia ULi driver to work on every one. The driver on my site works on all the ones I have tried so far in work.

    The Realtek sound issue was resolved for me by going for an earlier version of the 64 bit driver. I have since tried the latest 64bit driver and that worked as well.

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    Re: Shuttle ST20G5 Windows 7 SATA driver working

    Anyone know how big of a hard drive the bios will detect?
    I tried plugging in a 1.5 TB samsung drive and the latest bios doesn't detect it.

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    Re: Shuttle ST20G5 Windows 7 SATA driver working

    I have fitted a 1TB in a ST20G5. I dont know if there is an upper size limit.

    It may not be the BIOS that has a size limit but that the drive is of a newer type that is not supported by the bios.

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    Re: Shuttle ST20G5 Windows 7 SATA driver working

    I'm having trouble getting any graphics cards to work! I keep getting resource conflicts that I can't resolve, has anybody else had similar problems?

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    Re: Shuttle ST20G5 Windows 7 SATA driver working

    Quote Originally Posted by jihmbo View Post
    I'm having trouble getting any graphics cards to work! I keep getting resource conflicts that I can't resolve, has anybody else had similar problems?
    I've never seen that problem. I have both a GeForce 7600GT and a ATI Radeon HD 4670 that both worked beautifully under XP 32bit. I am currently using the onboard video though, trying to turn it into a backup box (meager with 2x320G), so the fan noise from the video has to go.

    Funny thing about this coming through today is I was trying to turn this box into a restore backup box TODAY. Search for the RESTORE project on sourceforge, I can't post any URL. It's based on Ubuntu, and it doesn't play nice with the RAID controller though, so I am installing XP right now as I type this, and I'll RAID 1 that and try to find some good XP cross-platform backup software.

    I think at the end of the day I'm going to end up getting a Synology DS210j two 1TB drives:

    Not sure what to tell you, what kind of video card is it?

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    Re: Shuttle ST20G5 Windows 7 SATA driver working

    I also had an ATi HD4650 and a Geforce 7300GT work in mine without problems.

    Sorry I can't be of any help.

    I wonder if it is just a power issue. Have you tried unplugging some devices such as the CD drive or floppy drive and remove any PCI card. If you can get a PSU tester to make sure your PSU is working properly.

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    Re: Shuttle ST20G5 Windows 7 SATA driver working

    I've solved the problem!!! All I needed to do was update the bios! As simple as that, problem solved immediatly. So anybody trying to install Windows 7 on a shuttle st20g5 should do a bios update first

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