Windows XP install with SATA hdd problems

I am trying to install a sata hdd into my computer. Windows setup dosen't find the hdd. I have the sats drivers on floppy but when I press F6 during setup nothing happens. The BIOS apparently sees the hdd, if I push tab I can see it.

My mobo is a MSI K8M Neo-V (K8M800).

Is there something I am missing in the BIOS settings?
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  1. First go to..
    http://global.msi.com.tw/index.php?func=downloaddetail&type=driver&maincat_no=1&prod_no=159
    and download the the driver which says VIA VT8237(R) SATA RAID Driver (For floppy driver)
    copy it in a floppy and use it pressing f6 during windows setup (press it when you see the message on your screen).If it doesn't work we will try a utillity called nlite.
  2. proedros said:
    First go to..
    http://global.msi.com.tw/index.php?func=downloaddetail&type=driver&maincat_no=1&prod_no=159
    and download the the driver which says VIA VT8237(R) SATA RAID Driver (For floppy driver)
    copy it in a floppy and use it pressing f6 during windows setup (press it when you see the message on your screen).If it doesn't work we will try a utillity called nlite.


    I've done both those things, the problem I am having is that when I press F6 during setup I don't get the screen tha tells me to insert the floppy and to select the driver.

    I found directin on Nlite at SoftPedia:

    http://news.softpedia.com/news/Install-Windows-XP-On-SATA-Without-a-Floppy-F6-47807.shtml

    Is this what I should do?

    Thanks for your help!
  3. Download nlite from

    http://www.nliteos.com

    copy your windows cd into a folder e.g c:\xp (copy-paste the files of the cd)
    guides at

    http://www.nliteos.com/guide/index.html

    "intergrate drivers" option --->from floppy with drivers

    Burn the iso

    Iso xp cd will run with the drivers intergraded.
    If you get stuck, tell us and we'll help you
  4. proedros said:
    Download nlite from

    http://www.nliteos.com

    copy your windows cd into a folder e.g c:\xp (copy-paste the files of the cd)
    guides at

    http://www.nliteos.com/guide/index.html

    "intergrate drivers" option --->from floppy with drivers

    Burn the iso

    Iso xp cd will run with the drivers intergraded.
    If you get stuck, tell us and we'll help you


    I tkink this is going to work. I burnt 1 CD and for some reason it wouldn't work, i am going to try again to make sure I did it right. One question, for the drivers it asks to put the in as plug n play or text, which should I be using?
  5. Text, find it on your floppy.It's like txtsetup.oem.
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