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Solved: Installation of XP on MOBO/SATA drive

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by jaymax, Oct 4, 2009.

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  1. jaymax

    jaymax Thread Starter

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    Machine configuration

    Computer Type: Advanced Micro Devices 2180 MHz.
    BIOS: AT/AT COMPATIBLE Date: 04/04/06
    Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce 6200 TurboCache(TM)

    BIOS Manufactured: American Megatrends Inc.
    BIOS Date: 04/04/2006
    BIOS Version: 080011
    BIOS Size: 512 KB

    System Manufacturer ECS
    System Model MOBO K8T890-A
    System Type X86-based PC

    VIA SATA RAID Controller
    Win2000 Promise Ultra133 TX2 (tm) IDE Controller
    Silicon Image SiI 3114 SATARaid Controller


    Independent Dual Boot capabilities on two separate & independent drives, one on the MOBO EIDE controller the other on the VIA SATA RAID Controller on the same MOBO

    I am attempting a clean installation of Windows XP on the SATA Drive but the system fails to recognize even the presence of the drive. This, even after stripping the system of all drives except this one, and after 'prepping' it to be bootable with MAXTOR prep. tools.

    Was there ever a restriction on putting an O/S on SATA drives even on the MOBO? I have all the updates installed, "I think".

    Thanks

    Installation of XP on MOBO/SATA drive
     
  2. Mumbodog

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    XP does not have the needed sata driver, see if there is a setting in the bios for the sata to put it in IDE compatiblity mode, then XP will install, otherwise you will have to slipstream the mobo sata drivers into the XP installation CD.
     
  3. bbearren

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    Visit my homepage and click on SATA and XP. There is also a link for slipstreaming on the Links page.
     
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    mumbodog, How can I slipstream the driver in to the XP CD. I have never needed to do that before. Can it be done with the XP Installation CD that I bought (yes it is legal and has a key)?
     
  7. Mumbodog

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    I use this software to slipstream drivers

    http://www.nliteos.com/nlite.html

    Also read the "guides" before using.

    yes
     
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