AMD 64 3700 wont install XP pro 32 bit

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Hello folks,

I have the following specs:

Lan Party N f4 Ultra D Motherboard.
160 GB SATA HD as SATA 1
512 DDR 400 Megabyte of RAM on Dimm Slot 2 (because it is only one
module as the instruction manual says it must be there to work correctly)
EIDE CD - ROM 52x as Primary master.
EIDE ROCIH DVD as Primary slave.
GForce 6800 Ultra on PCI - E.
AMD Athlon 64 3700+ 939 socket.

The problem is when I install Windows XP Pro 32 bit version. It does not
seem to see my SATA 160 GB hard drive? Now I have just saw a floppy disk
that says 'SATA RAID Driver Disk nVIDUA nf4 Silicon Image 3114 Rev 1.0'
I am assuming this must be installed in order to work but how can I
install the disk if I have no OS on my blank SATA 160 GB HD!

I did notice something during the installation as Windows XP ask if you
'Press F6 if you want to install a third party SCSI or Raid device' or
Automatic Recovery. I dont know what these options are?

Any advice of wisdom would be appreaciated.

Bob
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    You need to have that floppy drive handy. When it asks you to press F6, do
    so. Point it at the floppy and it will pick up the SATA drivers.
    --
    Cari (MS-MVP)
    Printing & Imaging


    "Boaby" <boabyboy@atsdfdotlonestardot.org> wrote in message
    news:1CkVe.24035$k22.14695@fe2.news.blueyonder.co.uk...
    > Hello folks,
    >
    > I have the following specs:
    >
    > Lan Party N f4 Ultra D Motherboard.
    > 160 GB SATA HD as SATA 1
    > 512 DDR 400 Megabyte of RAM on Dimm Slot 2 (because it is only one module
    > as the instruction manual says it must be there to work correctly)
    > EIDE CD - ROM 52x as Primary master.
    > EIDE ROCIH DVD as Primary slave.
    > GForce 6800 Ultra on PCI - E.
    > AMD Athlon 64 3700+ 939 socket.
    >
    > The problem is when I install Windows XP Pro 32 bit version. It does not
    > seem to see my SATA 160 GB hard drive? Now I have just saw a floppy disk
    > that says 'SATA RAID Driver Disk nVIDUA nf4 Silicon Image 3114 Rev 1.0' I
    > am assuming this must be installed in order to work but how can I install
    > the disk if I have no OS on my blank SATA 160 GB HD!
    >
    > I did notice something during the installation as Windows XP ask if you
    > 'Press F6 if you want to install a third party SCSI or Raid device' or
    > Automatic Recovery. I dont know what these options are?
    >
    > Any advice of wisdom would be appreaciated.
    >
    > Bob
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