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"Section Files.SCSI.iaStor of the INF file is invalid"

Discussion in 'Windows & Other Software' started by Pindy, 18 May 2006.

  1. Pindy

    Gangster

    Joined: 31 Dec 2004

    Posts: 100

    Hi Guys

    I am just building a PC and have come up with a problem I have never seen before. After beginning an install of Windows XP, I press F6 as I have a 300Gb SATA Seagate so need to install the SATA drivers. However, it gets so far and I get the message:

    "Section Files.SCSI.iaStor of the INF file is invalid"

    Occassionally it doesn't come up and the Windows install gets as far as saying it cannot detect any hard drives, so I just have to reboot.

    I am using an Abit AV8 Mobo and the parts are almost identical to a PC I built myself over a year ago now. I never came across this problem before!

    I have tried two different copies of XP (Home and Prof.) as well as my old SATA driver floppy disk which is a different version to the latest. Nothing is working.

    I have tried searching on here for a similar problem to no avail, and Google only threw up a couple of replies, none of which helped.

    Please help before I start pulling my hair out!!

    Thanks

    Marco
     
  2. earlyflash

    Gangster

    Joined: 17 Aug 2004

    Posts: 287

    Can you make a new driver disc? Sounds like the floppy might be faulty. It might be the drive rather than the disc though, although that's unlikely, I'd think.
     
  3. Pindy

    Gangster

    Joined: 31 Dec 2004

    Posts: 100

    Well as i said I have tried two different floppy disks. Even downloaded the drivers from the website and tried on a newly formatted floppy and still the same problem!

    Do you think it's worth following that online guide on how to integrate your SATA drivers onto a copy of Windows XP?
     
  4. earlyflash

    Gangster

    Joined: 17 Aug 2004

    Posts: 287

    Yes, this will at least rule out the Drive as well, and it's relatively easy.
     
  5. Pindy

    Gangster

    Joined: 31 Dec 2004

    Posts: 100

    OK, it only appears to be coming up with an error when I try and do everything with the floppy disk always in the drive. If I go through the process without the floppy disk in the drive it always gets as far as saying it cannot detect any hard drive.

    Even if I press F6 it never prompts me for any further driver disk.

    Should it?