Accepted Answer from paul1968uk
Date: 01/26/2004 01:43AM PST
Listen guys - this is easy.
turn off the raid in the bios (assuming you don't want raid), but make sure that the bios will see the sata drive as a normal drive.
boot windows XP
right click on 'my computer' click on 'manage'
click on disk management
You will see the drive there - there is every chance that a wizard will start up automatically to install the new drive - if so, follow the wizard.
if not, locate the new drive in the list, then right click on the left hand side of the drive to install the drive. Set the drive to basic (assuming you don't want to set up raid).
then right click on the drive itself and format it.