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Problems installing Vista on to Sata HHD - please help!!!

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December 17, 2007 8:08:31 AM

Please can someone help!!!

So I rebuilt my system a little. Bought a new motherboard, PSU and GPU (see sig for details). I'm having some problems installing Vista to my Sata HHD though. Basically, the HHD has two partitions, one with my old Vista installation on it which I want to keep and one which is empty, that I want to install a fresh version of Vista on to now that I have new hardware. When I booted up for the first time all was fine except that obviously, the motherboard couldn't see my HHD as I hadn't installed the Sata drivers. My question is: is it possible to install the sata drivers without a FDD? With something like USB or something? The manual says I need to install the drivers to a FD then boot up and computer and let the drivers be installed from the FD but can I do this in any 'simple' way without a FFD.

Sorry for the waffling.

Thanks,
Nick.

December 17, 2007 8:09:49 AM

Mmm...sig not displayed properly so here it is:

Rig:-

Gigabyte GA-P35-S3 Motherboard
Core2Duo E6600
Enermax Liberty 500W PSU
Crucial Ballistix 2GB DDR2 PC2-5300/667
WD 500G SATA2 WD5000AAKS HDD
EVGA GeForce 8800 GT 512MB Superclocked "Crysis Edition"
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