Installing Winxp on a Sata drive

  Drazpaz 14:44 25 Sep 2004

I am trying to do a fresh install of winxp pro SP1a on my Maxtor serial ata drive. However it just can't see the drive when it gets to the installation screen. I have tried installing third party drivers by pressing F6, but it has no effect. I am running dry of ideas to what is going wrong. Please help

  temp003 14:52 25 Sep 2004

After you press F6, at some stage, you'll be asked to insert a floppy for the SATA disk controller driver. Do you have it? If not, the driver should be on the motherboard CD, just find the right folder and copy on to a floppy.

If you know the model of your motherboard, you can also download it from the mobo website.

On some BIOS, there is an option to set the SATA hdd as a legacy IDE or something like that, in which case if you select that, you don't need to install the SATA driver.

  Drazpaz 14:55 25 Sep 2004

I am using an Asus K8V SE mobo. I have tried the sata drivers off the disc and their website to no avail. I did hear that oem discs of xp(am using one) don't work with some sata drives, don't know if it is true though.

  Drazpaz 15:35 25 Sep 2004

Please help!!!

  Caså 17:06 25 Sep 2004

Have you set BIOS as temp003 suggested.I set to legacy not native as I was dual booting with 98se,I have often wondered why all went ok installing 98/xp without any drivers.That explains it.

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