Create a Boot Disk w/ SATA Support

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GreyGuy

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Revisiting an old problem... my tried and true method is to Wipe the HD to remove all the random STUFF manufacturers like to bundle (if it's a new PC) or just to make random problems go away - then FDisk - then Format C:\ - then boot from trusty CD with CDROM drivers to a DOS prompt - load smartdrv.exe - pop in the XPSP2 CD and off we go. That is until the the trusty Boot CD can't find the SATA CD\CDRW\DVD or SATA Hard Drive! I've been using the Win98SE Boot Image from BootDisk.Com for years. I'm lost without my UberBoot Disk... Help Me Jebus!

OK, last time we solved this by changing the SATA Emulation settings in BIOS to IDE and both the CD/DVD and HD were found. Now I'm working on a little older PC (approx 4yrs) and can't find anything to change in BIOS. Does anyone have a Boot Disk (or know where I can get one) that will recognize SATA CD\DVD and HD's? I was looking at Acronis but that seems a bit of overkill. Thoughts?
 

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Hermitt - thanx for the info... but I don't need AV or Malware software I'm trying to create a boot disk the will see SATA drives.

Huggie - thanx for the info... LiveCD looks promising. Have you used it before?
 
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hiya,yes i have used livecd and all the above mentioned,they all do the job required so look at them all and use the one your most comfotable with,there is plenty info out there to assist if necessary.g/luck Huggie54
 
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