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02-03-2020 08:18 AM
Can anyone help as to which drivers I need to get to fresh install windows ( tried both 7 and 8.1) on a xw6400 with a single hdd ( have tried both hdd and ssd to no success) on raid 0 . installation asks for drivers and does not see the hdd. Bios is set to RAID/AHCI but have tried other settings as well to no success. Have tried downloading various drivers but they are mostly in .exe form and cannot extract from them.
Thanks in advance
02-03-2020 09:17 AM
See if the storage controller drivers that I zipped up and attached below work for you.
I attached the Intel Matrix storage controller drivers.
Unzip the files to their folder.
Get a USB flash drive and copy the file contents of the folder to your flash drive.
Boot from the W8.1 installation media and when you get to the part where you are asked to load drivers, browse to the USB flash drive, and if you check the box, it will only include the compatible driver.
Hopefully the files I attached are the right ones your PC is looking for.
02-03-2020 11:19 AM - edited 02-03-2020 11:20 AM
the last RST drivers to support the xw6400/8400 chipset were the 10.1.0.1008 which are no longer available on the intel website as they have been removed due to their age so you may have to search for them
dell however does still list them, but their file does not have the "F6" dos driver you require in their setup package
02-03-2020 11:19 AM
connected to the motherboard raid 0 (blue) When trying to setup win 7 x64 it does actually select esb2 driver from the files you sent me but goes no further then shows the message again.
Under win 10 it shows controller as
Intel ESB2 SATA RAID controller (your file has this in it - win7 setup shows this as compatable but 8.1 doesn't)
Intel 631XESB/632ESB ultra ATA storage controller/3100 chipset serial ATA
02-05-2020 12:55 PM
Could be that it was asking for more than one driver. Oh well stuck with win10. It's just that win10 grow and grow every so often - those ridiculous apps! In the end you need a main frame (do they still exist ) just to run "Office" LOL. Still a xw6400 with 16G ram is beautiful - even with win10