windows won't install

  emark 11:36 24 Mar 2007

I've changed my IDE hard disk for a SATA and tried to clean install windows by booting from the CDrom. However, it won't even get to the hardware detection screen. My mobo is an Abit KV7

  Ricktos 11:38 24 Mar 2007

Have you tried looking in the BIOS to see whether the new HD is being detected?

  Nellie2 12:47 24 Mar 2007

Windows doesn't include the drivers you need for it to be able to see a SATA drive. Here is a link to show you how to do an install of XP on a fresh SATA drive click here

Incidentally, when I was trying to put XP on my SATA drive I didn't have any drivers. I bought it OEM, so I had to go searching on the internet for them... no floppy disk either so I burned them to a CD. Luckily I had a working laptop that I could do all this from.

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