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jackorick

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I have built a computer using a NVIDIA nForce4 mobo and a Seagate 200GB Sata hard drive. When I try to install Windows XP with sp2 it goes through the installation process and then when it reboots it just starts installing all over again. I really would appreciate any suggestions.
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Did you install the sata drivers by hitting f6 and inserting a floppy disk with those drivers?

Sounds like you did not. Windows XP does not include drivers for more sata controllers
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Finally found the problem. It was my bios settings. I disabled Sata 1 and Sata 2 ports and enabled primary and secondary ports then Windows XP installed. Thanks for trying to help with this problem now I just have to work out where the other 70GB of memory have gone, and how to put them back. Not so bad when you can at least use the comp.
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did you mean 70 MB of memory...
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oops, no I mean 70 GB HDD. :whistling: It was 200 GB and only 130GB was left once I installed windows. I would have thought there should be more somewhere.
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windows doesn't see the 70 GB yet...this link will tell you how to fix it

http://www.seagate.c..._disk_mgmt.html
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windows doesn't see the 70 GB yet...this link will tell you how to fix it

http://www.seagate.c..._disk_mgmt.html
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