How do I load SATA driver without floppy drive

  User-9A919F67-6ADE-4BFB-8B35A0F56CB2F7D6 16:30 13 Dec 2007

I need to reload Windows on to an HP nx7300 laptop, which has a SATA hard drive and NO floppy drive. To load Windows I need to press F6 and then load the SATA drivers before it will see the disk drive, but it will only load these from A:. How do I get round this?

I don't have access to a USB Floppy Drive, and I only have a standard XP Professional CD. I don't have a recovery CD and there is no saved / hidden partition on the hard disk?

Please help.

Many thanks in advance

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 16:45 13 Dec 2007

Thanks for your help.

Beta. I tried your suggesting first and it worked. Once SATA Native mode was disabled in the BIOS I was able to load XP. I assume that this will have to stay off for ever more now?

  100andthirty 20:48 18 Dec 2007

One of the other helpers might follow up, but once windows is loaded, can't the SATA driver be installed and then the BIOS fix be restored?

  MAJ 02:12 19 Dec 2007

Yes it can, 100andthirty, it's not just a case of installing the SATA drivers though. click here

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