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Old 07-22-2011, 08:42 AM
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In trying to install a new card and fighting with its driver, I would up accidentally removing the driver for my onboard SATA card that my hard disk is connected to.

Well something must have gone wrong with the uninstall because rather than rebooting and having it redetect the onboard card (the new card is now out of the system so I can recover it), it blue screens but does not point to any file or reg key. It does list a parameter such as this XXX_XXX_XXXX. I am not in front of it right now and I forgot to write it down as I was up most of the night fighting with it.

My next step is to enable boot logging (I forgot about using this last night) and then use the Ubuntu Linux CD to gain access to my hard disk. I know its a missing sys file at the very least, but what I would like to know is what or where determines what driver will load?

I have the original drivers for my onboard card, though i'm not exactly sure where all the files go exactly. .inf and .sys are obvious, however there are some .cat files and some .dll files. I did try copying those over manually but that did not work.

Is there any way to modify a file of what gets loaded so that it doesn't attempt to look for that specific driver?

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