My motherboard(ASUS) died so I replaced it with a Gigabyte. I do have an SATA HD. When I boot it says I have no harddrive. I've put the HD to boot 1st and then 2nd with the CD 1st. I know that I have a driver issue. How do I get the driver on there. Let me explain what I have tried.
1. Boot from XP disk and attempt repair = No HD found
2. Boot from XP disk and press F6 to install 3rd party driver = Will only access driver from drive A:, Floppy.
3. Reverse boot order with HD 1st = I get some activity with HD light but fatal error and keeps rebooting
Most logical choice is to place SATA driver on computer through drive A:
Who has a floppy in there computer anymore? I through mine away a couple years ago. Is there anyway around this? I hate to buy a floppy to use once then throw away again.
Older Xp installation disks sometimes do not work without using the F6 option and a floppy for the sata drivers. The sata drivers are on the motherboard driver cd or you can get them from the website. The new Xp sp2 disks usually have all the common sata drivers.