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Question Dell Dimension 8300: Startech RAID card Install Gives Error Code 10

chane

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Honestly, my next desktop will be a custom built Xeon Comet Lake or newer with ECC memory. Meanwhile, I’m trying to get a Dell Dimension 8300 with Intel 875p motherboard running Windows XP Pro SP1 to install this SATA controller card for JBOD use. https://www.startech.com/en-us/cards-adapters/pcisata4r1

The install was going well until Device Manager and Hardware Wizard gave Error Code 10.

Startech Support said the last hope is that the chipset may need updating so they suggested that I install this.

https://www.dell.com/support/home/en-us/drivers/driversdetails?driverid=y4njd&oscode=ww1&productcode=dimension-8300

But as shown, Dell recommends doing MD5 and SHA1 checksums to verify file integrity. I’ve never done any checksum tasks before and wouldn’t even know the easiest to use utility, much less one that would work well on Windows XP.

Assuming this 875p motherboard chipset update was never installed, would this most likely get this RAID controller card installed error free?

If yes, please suggest a checksum utility that’s Windows XP compatible and for newbies so that I can verify the exe file’s integrity.
 
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DAPUNISHER

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I would not bother with any of that. When working with old windows, I suggest using snappy driver installer https://sdi-tool.org/

It should update and/or install anything the system can benefit from automatically.
 

chane

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Apparently, this would require first downloading that tool to a flash drive via my Windows 7 laptop, which uses my iphone as a wireless hotspot as I have no wired internet connection. Then I would need to connect the flash drive to the Dell pc for the tool to recognize would drivers are missing or need updating. But due to XP vulnerabilities, I keep the Dell desktop off the internet. Therefore, should this Dell chipset update likely install without problems? https://www.dell.com/support/home/en-us/drivers/driversdetails?driverid=y4njd&oscode=ww1&productcode=dimension-8300

Hopefully, then the Startech RAID card would install without errors.
 
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Apparently, this would require first downloading that tool to a flash drive via my Windows 7 laptop, which uses my iphone as a wireless hotspot as I have no wired internet connection. Then I would need to connect the flash drive to the Dell pc for the tool to recognize would drivers are missing or need updating. But due to XP vulnerabilities, I keep the Dell desktop off the internet. Therefore, should this Dell chipset update likely install without problems? https://www.dell.com/support/home/en-us/drivers/driversdetails?driverid=y4njd&oscode=ww1&productcode=dimension-8300

Hopefully, then the Startech RAID card would install without errors.
I would try the Dell link, given your situation, and use SDI if it fails.
 
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