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No install to SATA drive

  • SATA
  • Windows XP
Last response: in Windows XP
December 10, 2006 12:44:39 PM

AMD Barton core running at 2.2Ghz
Kingston 1GB ram
Radeon 7500 AGP 4x 64MB
Windows XP Pro

I can't install Windows to the SATA drive. It loads everything it needs, then when it tries to boot, it says the files aren't found. I'm guessing it can't read it without the drivers installed, but how do i do that with no OS? I was thinking of dual booting with linux.

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December 10, 2006 8:41:26 PM

You need to create a floppy that has the SATA controller drivers and then hit F6 during the Windows installation.

December 13, 2006 9:36:10 PM

awesome, i'll try that out next week, thanks!