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Sata drivers when installing windows XP

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Karlitos, Dec 7, 2005.

  1. Karlitos New Member

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    Got a question : I wanna install windows XP with a SATA HD but I don't have a floppy disk drive... do I really need one or I can burn the drivers on a cd or else on the XP cd??? Answer ASAP plz! Thanks!
     
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    I have Windows XP Professional with SP2 and ran and installed it straight onto SATA HDD, didn't need to install SATA drivers or anything mate.

    Although I am running on SATA HDD the only IDE components I have running is my DVD RW and that's it, so I doubt you need any drivers to actually install and run your Windows as I never did, if I did the Windows disk ran them from the drivers currently bundled with all the other drivers on the disk.

    Hope I am of use to you mate, and good luck!

    --Lee
     
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    wazzledoozle New Member

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    Burn all the files to a cd and it should work :rockout:
     
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    you only need sata drivers if your installing windows xp on raided-sata drives.
     
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    yea
     
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    This is a strange topic... The first time i tried to install xp onto a sata harddrive, it didn't work, the blue screen of death came up before files started copying, but i've just reinstalled xp without problems, or installing any drivers beforehand, so i think perhaps you might need to have the files ready for installing xp on new rigs, but for reinstallation, you should be fine.

    Get a cheap floppy drive, and remove it after the installation
    I say, put the sata drivers on a floppy drive, and F6 them during xp setup.
    After that, you shouldn't have any problems

    Oh, btw. Check out the cd that came with the hard drive. It usually has a utility to make a startup floppy disk. ;)
     
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    Deffo go with this approach.

    & for those who don't have a floppy drive, if you use digital media cards of any sort I advise you buy a multi slot card reader and FDD all in one package for one of your 3 and a half inch bays, they are fantastic and awesome value for money.
     
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    I think you should get a floppy that matches your case and just leave it in there; they still come in handy every once and awhile, and then you don't have to keep taking it in and out. I just got and old white one, took the front bezel off did a nice spray paint job with good spray paint, and put it back in. Works great and I you it every once and awhile, for flashing BIOS' and such. Or to solve problems like yours.
     

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