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Cant Install XP on a SATA

Discussion in 'General Software' started by acousticlemur, Feb 15, 2007.

  1. mullered07

    mullered07 New Member

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    i was going to mention about it possibly being set to run in ahci mode before he sorted it, i had the same dang problem when i used my first sata hadd i was like WFT!! :wtf: then figured out setting the sata drive to ide mode in the bios fixed it doh! :slap:
     
  2. Wile E

    Wile E Power User

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    Mine performs better in AHCI mode. Had it in IDE, but it was laggy.
     
  3. Yin

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    not in all cases.... and it doesnt hurt to try, i have to install my sata controller after windows has fully install, i got a asus a8n-sli premium its different but does it hurt to try?
     
  4. Wile E

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    Then yours falls into the category of "drivers already on the XP install disk". Which, in my experience, is actually quite lucky for you. I wish mine were that way. lol
     
  5. Yin

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    eh i dunno... i got sata drivers on my mb cd all that did was cause more problems so i didnt bother pressing f6 one day and it solved my problems
     
  6. acousticlemur

    acousticlemur New Member

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    yeah i got it, i just had to use the SATA drivers from myt mobo cd and put them on a fllopy. i was trying to use my hard drive drivers the whole time not even thinking that the problem was the mobo drivers. but it works fine now and i Super Pi about 4 seconds faster now. woo hoo i guess!! haha, thanks for all the advise!!
     
  7. Testing New Member

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    Errr I swore I PMd you yesterday and said use motherboard drivers..


    Well go get Nlite and add them to the disk, be just your luck you forget all this the next time around :)
     

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