Hello gang. I am writing this post to help find a way to recover my netbook. I've successfully completed a build with BartPE. It is a windows XP pro with sp3 build. Problem is, I've discovered my hard disk is a SATA drive. I've read another topic within these forums that discussed a way to do another windows build with BartPE that can include SATA hard disk drivers/controllers. I can't seem to locate that thread at the moment, but I know it's around here. My goals are the following:
1. Get the SATA driver/controller
2. Add the driver/controller to the appropriate folder of BartPE so I can get the hard disk to be recognized.
Some back ground on how I got into the need to do this:
Using an HP mini 210-1000 Netbook. No Cd drive. This netbook has quickweb functions, allowing internet use outside windows, which is why I can still use the internet. I know the data on the hard disk is still there, because the Quickweb music player can navigate the folders on my hard disk to locate and play my music files. So the hard disk is there, it's data is intact.
A month ago, my anti-virus (Avast! Anti-virus) detected a malicious url and an object relating to that url. It blocked the url. Right after, I ran a thorough scan of my system. Then I ran a boot-time scan. Avast detected a couple objects and quarantined them. The next day, Avast began blocking the same url and object. So I ran a subsequent pair of scans, a thorough scan followed by a boot time scan. During the boot-time scan, instead of hitting "quarantine all" I accidently hit "delete all." so it seems I've deleted something critical. Windows fails to load once I select "Start OS" from the Quickweb function. There is no hard disk activity to indicate windows loads, and the screen turns black, and nothing happens. Not sure what Avast deleted. Whatever it did delete, it's stopping windows from loading, or recognizing the hard disk as being "there."
What I've done so far:
I made a bootable flash drive using BartPE, using a windows XP pro, SP3 cd. I just did a general build with default options and such. I used a friend's computer to complete the build using the CD. During web searching to find a solution, I learned about the issue B artPE has about not recognizing SATA hard disks. When I start windows with BartPE, my hard disk doesn't show up in the A43 file manager. In another thread, a user on this forum suggested driverpack.net which would contain the proper sets of drivers/controllers for SATA hard disks. I downloaded the driver pack for Windows XP. The driverpack I downloaded contains a lot of different drivers/controllers. Problem is, I don't know what controller/driver to include in the build. I can't access my hard disk through windows or BartPE (or quickweb) to determine the exact driver. So I cracked open the laptop and wrote down all the information on the label on the hard disk:
Western Digital 160GB
A link of a google search of the model number: hhttp://www.upgradebay.com/c1_itemdetail.asp?rid=7&itemid=168852512&gclid=CNX2moT7waYCFRVx5QodXSsTJw takes you to a page where it tells you this drive is a SATA drive.
The driverpack i downloaded from driverpack.net contains all sorts of SATA drivers and controllers. I've learned I had to match the proper controller to my hard disk. I don't know what driver/controller to use.
I'm not sure if providing the system information from the netbook's bios setup information screen will help. but I will provide that information anyway:
HP Mini 210-1000 BIOS system information:
NOTEBOOK MODEL: HP Mini 210-1000
PRODUCT NUMBER: WP055UA#ABA
SYSTEM BOARD ID: 3660
PROCESSOR TYPE: Intel Atom CPU N450 @1.66GHZ
PROCESSOR SPEED: 1666Mhz
MEMORY SIZE: 1024Mb
BIOS VERSION: F.11
BIOS VENDOR: Insyde
SERIAL NUMBER: CNF01720GM
UUID NUMBER: 434E4630-3137-474D-C80AA95FF737
PRODUCT CONFIGURATION ID: 04A5100000002100000300000
FACTORY INSTALLED OS: Non Win 7
PRIMARY BATTERY SN: 01492 04/03/2010
WLAN FCC ID: QDS-BRCM1030
If anyone has any ideas on how to find the proper controller/driver I need, I'll be very grateful. Once I determine what driver/controller I need, I can then integrate the controller/driver into a future BartPE windows build.
Thanks for your help.