I made the mistake of trying a SATA Hard Drive using Windows XP. It was not a successful hookup. I went immediately back to my PATA Hard Drive.
RAID Drivers were installed by re-loading Win XP and hitting the F6 button at the appropriate time. Big Mistake.
Now, How (the Heck) do I Uninstall RAID Drivers in Windows XP ?
RAID Drivers seem to be added to Bios. Re-loading Bios didn't over-write the RAID Driver either.
I have spent about 40 hours chasing through the internet looking for an answer. Microsoft doesn't touch the subject either - so far.
Drivers do not get added to the BIOS. When you used the F6 option a few driver files were copied to your XP system folder, but if you do not have that hardware installed they will do no harm.
Now, please explain WHY you cannot install XP to your PATA drive. What errors are you getting?
If what you say is true, then something else is going on.
I will attempt to discribe it later.
Meanwhile I have re-loaded (not repaired) Windows XP.
It even lost the Service Pack 3 that was previously downloaded.
Come to think of it, that annoying Window is not appearing now - telling
me that I need to add another Driver for Hardware that is found.
I am expecting to have to re-build the whole harddrive from a backup.
This one has been a duzzie to figure out.
How do I get those Lines out of Win XP files ?
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