Sata Question

Sorry for starting a new topic concerning the same issue but im almost out of answers to try and make this work.
question- Can i use a HD out of my existing computer (win xp) to load up xp and get my sata HD to be recognized? Basically can i install my sata hd using a HD with xp already on it, then load xp on the sata and put my old hd in its home system?
System specs
a64 3400 +
1024 mb ram
74 GB raptor
X800 pro
asus K8V SE deluxe mobo


If i can could someone please direct me on how to do it? I notice this forum isnt frequented nearly as much as the cpu forum so im trying to get as much as i can from it. thanks in advance for the help.
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  1. If I understand you correctly you want to use a PATA drive to run win XP, then from inside windows XP install it on you SATA drive. As far as I am aware you cannot install XP from inside XP, you have to boot from the CD.


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  2. he can (and you too;)

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  3. no, you can't, the minute you "move" XP from the drive to the drive, it is lost for good. You can install XP and copy all the files from the drive to the drive, but not "image" them.

    PS: your sata will be recognized if you will give a driver to XP during installation. It is asking if you would like to give it some "unknown" SCSI or whatever driver by pressing F6 key. Good luck.

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  4. ok then here is what happens, on xp install. I only have one sata drive hooked up to Sata 0 on my mobo. I make it to windows install setup and press f6. After this i install the drivers i got off my asus cd and press enter. I finally get to the install screen. Press enter to continue and get the message, Csannot continue because windows cannot detect a HD!
    Is it possible im using the wrong drivers? If so would someone tell me if these are the write ones?

    http://www.asus.com.tw/support/download/item.aspx?ModelName=K8V SE Deluxe&Type=Drivers&SLanguage=en-us

    sorry that i dont know how to link it, the ones i have on floppy are Promise FastTrak 378 RAID Driver V1.00.1.37 for Windows 98SE/NT4/ME/2000/XP/2003. Thanks for all your effort so far.
  5. You need to put the drivers onto a floppy, for some unknown reason the install process only checks the floppy drive for drivers for non PATA storage devices. Once you have pressed F6 it will ask you to press "s" to install you SATA drivers, when you press S it will ask you to put in the floppy.

    <font color=blue>P4c 2.6@3.25
    512Mb PC4000
    2x120Gb 7200.7 in RAID0
    Waterchill KT12-L30
    Abit AI7
    Radeon 9800Pro
    </font color=blue>
  6. thanks, you saved my precious time by sacrificing your own :)

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