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    AB9 Pro windows install

    All have been having some problems installing windows XP on an AB9 Pro, but have been getting STOP errors during windows setup. I have tried just about everything, but have found the answer. During install press F6 for third party SCSI/RAID adapters and put in your Jmicro disk that comes with the board, into the floppy drive. I just learned the hardway that a USB floppy doesnt seem to work during XP setup.

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    Hi FordPerfect

    Only some USB floppy drives are supported and I hit this issue myself. I can't post a web link (until I've posted 5 times) but Microsoft address this in knowledge-base article 916196. I own a Sony USB drive and it's not one of the supported ones.

    Just a point to note, have you installed your hard-drives in ports SATA8 and SATA9 and also set up the array in BIOS (Ctrl+J to enter) before trying to install Windows?

    Stuart

    aitch-tee-tee-pee-colon-slash-slash support.microsoft.com/?kbid=916196
    The following USB floppy disk drives are included in the Txtsetup.sif file and are therefore supported for use during Windows XP installation:
    Plug and Play ID USB floppy disk drive model
    USB\VID_03EE&PID_6901 Mitsumi
    USB\VID_057B&PID_0000 Y-E Data; Sony part number 09K9835
    USB\VID_0644&PID_0000 TEAC; IBM option part number 27L4226, FRU 05K9283
    The following USB floppy disk drives are not included in the Txtsetup.sif file and therefore are not supported during Windows XP installation:
    Plug and Play ID USB floppy disk drive model
    USB\VID_03F0 &PID_2001 HP
    USB\VID_054C &PID_002C Sony
    USB\VID_057B &PID_0001 Y-E Data
    USB\VID_0409 &PID_0040 NEC
    USB\VID_0424 &PID_0FDC SMSC

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    You can install the driver from a USB Floppy. You just have to make sure that the BIOS sees the drive as the first floppy drive assigning it drive letter A: To do so you should go to standard CMOS settings in setup and set floppy drives to none. During POST the first USB floppy will then be assigned A:

    Best regards

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    I'm not planning on using any SATA drives or a RAID setup. (I'm hoping to just use my existing IDE hd.)

    Am I going to need to install the drivers? I don't have a floppy drive so is there another way of installing them?

    The motherboard will be arriving today!

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    You will need the Jmicron drivers. There are required for the IDE devices. If you don't have a floppy drive then you can use nlite to create a new windows CD with the drivers added.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ABIT Sean View Post
    You will need the Jmicron drivers. There are required for the IDE devices. If you don't have a floppy drive then you can use nlite to create a new windows CD with the drivers added.
    Thanks for that.

    I noticed that one website selling the board states that it doesn't support IDE hard drives, and the IDE connector is only for optical drives:

    "Just to let any other prospective buyers know, this motherboard does NOT support a PATA HDD. That means if your hard drive is connected through an IDE cable it will not work with this motherboard, you will have to buy a SATA HDD, from Aria of course ."
    http://www.aria.co.uk/ProductInfoComm.asp?ID=23723

    Can you confirm that that is incorrect?

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    There is no reason why a IDE hard drive wouldn't work as long as the jmicron driver is installed. But I wouldn't recommend connecting a IDE HDD & a optical drive on the same channel. There are other ways of using IDE HDD, you could connect it using a IDE to SATA adapter

    http://www.abit.com.tw/page/uk/multi...+to+Serial+ATA

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