XP installation doesn't recognize my SATA disk

Discussion in 'Windows XP / Older OS' started by nicksnels, Aug 26, 2008.

  1. nicksnels

    nicksnels MDL Novice

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  2. smilie1964

    smilie1964 MDL Novice

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    make a sata-driver disk. on starting setup of xp you must enter F6. now you can load the driver for sata during the installation.
     
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  3. nicksnels

    nicksnels MDL Novice

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    Thanks for the reply. Where can I find some information to make a sata-driver disk? And is it possible to put it on a CD or DVD, since the computer doesn't have a floppy? Thanks.

    Kind regards,

    Nick
     
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  5. nicksnels

    nicksnels MDL Novice

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    Ok, thanks. I'm going to try that.
     
  6. phacoba

    phacoba MDL Novice

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    Thanks to any one on this side, I'll try.
     
  7. zort

    zort MDL Expert

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    Most BIOS'es have an option to change SATA controller from "Enhanced" to "Compatible" so the hard drive can be seen. (It may be called other things.)
     
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    anon3498458 MDL Novice

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    would this method therefore allow Windows XP to install on My HP G70 212 EM
     
  9. LatinMcG

    LatinMcG Bios Borker

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    make a disk = usb floppy as xp only uses floppy not plain usb storage like 7 in setup.

    or use nlite to make textmode drivers slipstreamed for your sata chipset.