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Solved: XP SATA Drivers.Help

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by xXSurferXx, Feb 27, 2008.

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  1. xXSurferXx

    xXSurferXx Thread Starter

    Aug 1, 2007
    my laptop came with vista premium when i bought it like a week ago, so i swiped the drive and put XP by going into the bios and disabling SATA so i can install a legacy OS i guess that Windows XP lol, so i went into the BIOS again after i got XP ready and enabled SATA but!, it would not go past the booting screen, the screen would flash and it would just reboot again, so i turned off SATA again and it worked fine.

    How can i enable SATA so that it would work with XP? do i need a driver? where can i get them?

    HP doesnt have them, i tried the Intel Storage Manager but it says my pc requirements is not enough or something like that. Help anyone. thanks
  2. AQuickE

    AQuickE Banned

    Feb 25, 2008
    Your post is not clear but if you are saying that you cannot install XP because you need SATA drivers, then you have to find the correct ones for your hardware and install them at the F6 prompt during the install process. You will need a floppy drive to do this and you were on the right track when you investigated the Intel Matrix Storage Manager. Start here and follow the prompts to get you to a download that is compatible with your mobo chipset and creates a floppy for you: http://downloadcenter.intel.com/Product_Filter.aspx?ProductID=2101
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