media center 2005 and SATA (no floppy)

  djbenny 13:04 20 Nov 2005

hello, i wish to install media center 2005 onto my computer i have tried but it says that i have noo hard drives though i do have xp home already installked on my computer, the computer is a dell deminsion 8400, with a wd rator hard drive i have no floppy dreive installed on which i can load drivers, and wish to dual boot my system, any sugestions on how i can install it?

  djbenny 14:19 21 Nov 2005

is there no info that anyone can give me? would be much apprichiated

  ade.h 14:58 21 Nov 2005

For what a floppy drive costs, buy one and fit it temporarily. You'll need to transfer the necessary driver files for your SATA controller. Boot without the floppy disk inserted, then press F6 when prompted early in the installation process, then insert the floppy when asked to do so.

  ade.h 15:00 21 Nov 2005

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My advice is based on the assumption that your Dell motherboard has a floppy disk drive controller. I don't know much about Dell systems, but there's a chance that it might not.

  djbenny 20:08 21 Nov 2005

it has a floppy cable so i'm assuming it does

  djbenny 20:10 21 Nov 2005

also anyone know where i can get the drivers from
i have a dimension 8400 with a western digital 74.6gb raptor

  ade.h 20:18 21 Nov 2005

Western Digital's website will have the necessary downloads

  ade.h 20:21 21 Nov 2005
  ade.h 20:23 21 Nov 2005

Also check the website for your SATA controller manufacturer (probably Intel). Find the correct model number from your motherboard manual or use Everest.

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