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SATA Card Install

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Audioman1, Apr 11, 2004.

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  1. Audioman1

    Audioman1 Thread Starter

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    I want to install a SATA drive and Card
    Do I Install the Card and reboot the pc? or can I install both the card and Drive then boot the system to the Drive, I'm leaving XP Home on one of my other drives till i get the O/S set up on the SATA. Thanks








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  2. slawless

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    Just install the card and the drive. then reboot. Your system will refer to the card as a SCSI drive, so don't be suprised.

    If youn plan on installing XP on the SATA drive:
    Once you have the new drive in and checked out, disconnect the old drive and do a clean install of XP on the SATA drive. Once XP is up you can reconnet the old drive. Then in BIOS tell the system to boot from the "SCSI" drive. This will label the SATA drive as Disk C. If you dont need the space you can leave your old XP on the old drive. Then,by changing the boot order in BIOS, you can boot from the old OS if something happens to your primary system.

    If you do a clean install be sure to have a floppy with the drivers. In the beginning of the XP install it will ask you to hit F6 iy you have 3rd party drivers. you will probably need to do this.

    Steve L
     
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