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Solved: Can't install xp - No disc in drive???

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by DannyBoy2011, Jan 23, 2011.

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  1. DannyBoy2011

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    I'm having trouble installing windows xp on my advent laptop... I know it's because of my hard drive being something to do with SATA instead of IDE but i cant disable this in the bios OR get a usb floppy drive to install the drivers needed.... Can anyone help me please??
     
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    Not too sure myself but i think its something like the type of drive that i have.... SATA is faster than IDE and lets more powerful o/s run smoother.... something like that
     
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    No i need to install xp but need the sata drivers.... dont know where to look.

    Also i think i may have just reported you instead of replying... SORRY
     
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    I mean i need xp drivers to make installation disc compatible with sata HD
     
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    Dont know what HW and SW mean and dnt get whats funny.... i dont have ide and dont need to update into sata drivers as i already have a sata drive
     
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    NO NO NO NO NO!!! Im running windows 7.... i want to run windows xp..... when i install it the installer can not find any drive to put it on as it wont recognise the SATA drive so i need the drivers to make it work!!!!! Where do i find them???
     
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    and what is an MB driver????
     
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    Get a re writable disk for practice as it may take a few tries..

    http://www.digitgeek.com/how-to-slipstream-sata-drivers-into-xp-cd/

    The other way to to have the drivers on a usb floppy and hit f6{I believe} early in the install process

    The setting in the bios may not say sata...as with mine..I believe its labeled ahci on my dell i can use xp with a sata drive by selecting non ahci mode...you may have similar and not have to slipstream a cd
     
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    Nice one... how do i slipstream the drivers???? i have been through 3 DVDRs already and have a dvdrw on standby!!!!


    EDIT: Nevermind.... I just checked the link B) If i get any more problems ill be back B)
     
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    Been along time since I have done it....seems like I wasnt using "text mode" when it came to slipping them in.,,is what had caused me problems
     
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    Here are some videos that may help

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GV8tRXt13Jw
     
  12. DannyBoy2011

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    Nice one matey.... followed the link and it worked first time B) Thank you very much.(y)
     
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    I always like to hear of a success.:)
     
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