Solved: Windows XP Pro can't find hard drive on install

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omglol741

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well I had the same problem when I first got a new hard drive, but gave up and used Ubuntu (which is way better I now know). Anyway, now I want to dual boot so I can play games in WIndows. Ubuntu finds the harddrive easily and installs easily, but Windows can't even find the hard drive or anything.

So I used Parted Magic to shrink the Ubuntu partition by about 25GB and created a new primary primary partition.
I have a SATA hard drive with a PCI SATA card
my motherboard is from like 2002 and doesn't have any onboard SATA

halp please
 
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You'll need to load the SATA driver at the F6 prompt. The driver may be available from the PCI card manufacturer.
 

omglol741

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Nothing happens when I press F6 .:confused:

I wish this were more like the Vista install. On that one it gave you the option of using a driver when it can't find the hard drive.
 
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You'll need to load the SATA driver at the F6 prompt. The driver may be available from the PCI card manufacturer.
I have the driver for my MOBO's SATA II. How can I install it during the OS install. It asks for my floopy A: drive but I do not have one!!!!
 
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