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Windows 7 asking for Primary IDE Channel driver while installing?

15 May 20102 Comments

Now a days there is boom for windows 7 in market. So like everyone I also love to install windows 7 on my old machine. When I was trying to install windows 7 over Windows xp (Dual operating system), Windows 7 keep asking for Primary IDE channel Drivers in the beginning of installation.

For Primary IDE Channels drivers I surfed many forums but didn’t find any right solution to get primary IDE Channel drivers. So I tried many options, after many trial and errors, I found one way to find primary IDE Channel drivers. Let’s see how it works:-

While surfing I downloaded one software (don’t buy) to update drivers. Using which I found the name of devices.

I found IDE ATA/ATAPI controllers (intel r 82801db ultra ata controller) then I searched it in device manager where I found Primay IDE Channel in IDE ATA/ATAPI controllers. So I download drivers for   intel r 82801db ultra ata controller and installed it.

After installing drivers , I tried to install windows 7 and finally it is installed on my machine successfully , without error of load drivers for Pirmary IDE Channel.


  • mght said:

    Bad news for many. There are actually a slew of Intel boards that are simply not compatible with Windows 7. There is a list on their website.


    Don’t waste your time downloading apps promising to find drivers for you. Won’t work, and many of them are spyware/malware.

  • Sampat said:

    Dude , trial and error is our policy, so nothing is impossible till you don’t give up. second thing i told to use driver software to know the details only if you don’t know.

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