Installing XP Pro on SATA drive



One too many
07-10-2005, 02:19 AM
I've bought a new PC, shinny with lots of flashing LEDs.

Anyway, I went for a SATA drive, and I've got a spare (and a 2-3 year old)
copy of XP Pro that I want to install on it. Problem is that the
installation does not find a hard drive (nb: bios finds it ok). How can I
install XP?

Tools that I have are:
1 laptop running XP, with CDRW and lots of storage.

Thanks

Richard.

djcaseley
07-10-2005, 02:19 AM
Your SATA drive or computer should have come with a disk with drivers
on. During XP install, very early on, it gives you the option to press
F6 to install Third Party SATA/RAID Drivers. Thats what you need.


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Mike Brannigan [MSFT]
07-10-2005, 02:19 AM
"One too many" <someone@somewhere.else> wrote in message
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> I've bought a new PC, shinny with lots of flashing LEDs.
>
> Anyway, I went for a SATA drive, and I've got a spare (and a 2-3 year old)
> copy of XP Pro that I want to install on it. Problem is that the
> installation does not find a hard drive (nb: bios finds it ok). How can I
> install XP?
>

Press F6 to install the SATA drivers during the setup process (you will need
them on a floppy disk)

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"One too many" <someone@somewhere.else> wrote in message
news:e2z1bKBfFHA.460@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
> I've bought a new PC, shinny with lots of flashing LEDs.
>
> Anyway, I went for a SATA drive, and I've got a spare (and a 2-3 year old)
> copy of XP Pro that I want to install on it. Problem is that the
> installation does not find a hard drive (nb: bios finds it ok). How can I
> install XP?
>
> Tools that I have are:
> 1 laptop running XP, with CDRW and lots of storage.
>
> Thanks
>
> Richard.
>

mstout2001
07-10-2005, 02:19 AM
http://www.djdenham.com/8400%20Special.htm, though for a dell this is the
issue. You need to change your setting in the bios. I had the same issue on
my pc, I changed the bios setting and poof windows saw my hard drive
"Mike Brannigan [MSFT]" wrote:

> "One too many" <someone@somewhere.else> wrote in message
> news:e2z1bKBfFHA.460@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
> > I've bought a new PC, shinny with lots of flashing LEDs.
> >
> > Anyway, I went for a SATA drive, and I've got a spare (and a 2-3 year old)
> > copy of XP Pro that I want to install on it. Problem is that the
> > installation does not find a hard drive (nb: bios finds it ok). How can I
> > install XP?
> >
>
> Press F6 to install the SATA drivers during the setup process (you will need
> them on a floppy disk)
>
> --
>
> Regards,
>
> Mike
> --
> Mike Brannigan [Microsoft]
>
> This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no
> rights
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> "One too many" <someone@somewhere.else> wrote in message
> news:e2z1bKBfFHA.460@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
> > I've bought a new PC, shinny with lots of flashing LEDs.
> >
> > Anyway, I went for a SATA drive, and I've got a spare (and a 2-3 year old)
> > copy of XP Pro that I want to install on it. Problem is that the
> > installation does not find a hard drive (nb: bios finds it ok). How can I
> > install XP?
> >
> > Tools that I have are:
> > 1 laptop running XP, with CDRW and lots of storage.
> >
> > Thanks
> >
> > Richard.
> >
>
>
>

Rafael
07-10-2005, 02:19 AM
I had the same issue with a Dell Precision 370 and the solution was to
change the BIOS to "combination" and this allowed me to install XP as I
would on an IDE based PC.

Rafael

"Mike Brannigan [MSFT]" <mikebran@online.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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> "One too many" <someone@somewhere.else> wrote in message
> news:e2z1bKBfFHA.460@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
>> I've bought a new PC, shinny with lots of flashing LEDs.
>>
>> Anyway, I went for a SATA drive, and I've got a spare (and a 2-3 year
>> old) copy of XP Pro that I want to install on it. Problem is that the
>> installation does not find a hard drive (nb: bios finds it ok). How can I
>> install XP?
>>
>
> Press F6 to install the SATA drivers during the setup process (you will
> need them on a floppy disk)
>
> --
>
> Regards,
>
> Mike
> --
> Mike Brannigan [Microsoft]
>
> This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no
> rights
>
> Please note I cannot respond to e-mailed questions, please use these
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>
> "One too many" <someone@somewhere.else> wrote in message
> news:e2z1bKBfFHA.460@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
>> I've bought a new PC, shinny with lots of flashing LEDs.
>>
>> Anyway, I went for a SATA drive, and I've got a spare (and a 2-3 year
>> old) copy of XP Pro that I want to install on it. Problem is that the
>> installation does not find a hard drive (nb: bios finds it ok). How can I
>> install XP?
>>
>> Tools that I have are:
>> 1 laptop running XP, with CDRW and lots of storage.
>>
>> Thanks
>>
>> Richard.
>>
>
>


Installing XP Pro on SATA drive