I am putting together a "newer" computer for my son which has 2 SATA 1 drive plugs. I am told that I need to load drivers for these from a floppy as the DVD will not work at this point. I had hoped to do away with a floppy drive but it seems like I will need a USB floppy just to do this. Am I confused or is there an alternative way to do this.
I've never used SATA drives before so where do I find the drivers? I am using a MSI K7N2 Delta 2 MOBO with an AMD XP3200+
woodchip The MSI K7N2 Delta 2 MOBO is 2nd hand and is about 4 years old. I managed to get hold of a brand new AMD XP3200+ still in its box (absolutely genuine) but decided to go SATA rather than IDE as it has 2 SATA 1 plugs or whatever you call them. I purchased a new SATA hard drive and DVD recorder but decided against a Floppy Dive. My doesn't play games so this will be OK for his current needs as the MOBO takes 3 GB memory.
OK. I will give this a try tomorrow and see how things go. Hopefully it will work without the need to F6. Woodchip, that first link of yours got me thinking I might be in for a very long day. Thanks everyone.