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sata hard drive not recognised

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  1. stupidme

    stupidme Thread Starter

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    i have an msi p4mam-v mb (8235 chipset) and when trying to format xp does not recognise the sata hard disk. I dont have a floppy drive and have used nlite to create a cd with the drivers but that didnt work either.
    I was wondering if there was a way to set the bios so that the xp installation will see the hard drive?
    thanks for any help in advance,
    al
     
  2. nessyguin

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    You cant really do anything in BIOS other than ensuring SATA/RAID are enabled . Windows needs to load the drivers . During XP Setup loading files I presume you are hitting F6 when prompted ?
     
  3. stupidme

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    does hitting f6 do something without a floppy drive?
     
  4. nessyguin

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    Sorry , my mistake . You're right - F6 will only work with floppy .
     
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