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The problems you got were caused by loading the wrong driver folder. Windows 2000 Setup (as Windows XP) needs the nForce SATA information file (NVATABUS.INF or NVATA.INF) to get the nForce SataRAID drivers properly installed. That is why you will never succeed by just loading or integrating the SATARAID driver folder.
Yes, this method will work with Windows 2000 SP4 too.
I accidentally came across your XP thread and I had no idea that this NVIDIA RAID driver thing was a global issue...
I'm wondering if the slipstreaming method will work with Win 2000 Pro SP4?
The W2k IDE drivers of the nForce chipset driver set 6.86 are a good choice for your nForce4 RAID system, if you want to get Windows 2000 installed.
When you are going to prepare the W2k boot-CD with integrated nForce SATA and RAID drivers, you have at least 2 options:
- integration of the IDE\Win2K\LEGACY folder content as textmode driver
- integration of the IDE\Win2K\SATARAID folder content as TEXTMODE driver and additionally the IDE\Win2K\SATA_IDE folder content as PnP driver.
The advantage of the second option is, that the nForce SATA and RAID drivers of your W2K installation will be digitally signed by Microsoft (WHQL certified).
Edited by Fernando 1, 25 March 2010 - 03:03 AM.