Install SATA hard drive w'out floppy
Posted 04 January 2008 - 07:22 AM
Posted 04 January 2008 - 08:09 AM
Posted 04 January 2008 - 08:55 AM
are you just trying to add a second drive to your system or is this a new build...
Posted 04 January 2008 - 09:01 AM
I'm trying to use my old HD with my new mobo but I need to find a way of installing the right SATA drivers without using a floppy disc.
Posted 04 January 2008 - 10:16 AM
have you installed the drive already...
Posted 04 January 2008 - 12:06 PM
Posted 04 January 2008 - 01:08 PM
Posted 04 January 2008 - 01:26 PM
1 use a floppy drive (can be external) and the floppy, press F6 when prompted, and load sata driver.
2 use a program like nlite to create a custom xp installation cd-rom that includes the driver, and likely that will work without having to load a special driver.
Posted 04 January 2008 - 01:35 PM
Note...I have tried using a usb floppy drive to install SATA drivers...it was a no go...
if push comes to shove ...temporally plug in a internal floppy drive to load drivers at the F6 prompt..
you can the remove it if you want...I recommend to keep it installed just to flash your bios later down the road...
here's one that adds a little more to the floppy...
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Edited by happyrck, 04 January 2008 - 01:41 PM.
Posted 04 January 2008 - 02:22 PM
I've just been rooting through my old PC stuff and I found a floppy drive!
One more question, when I install XP again should I format the drive or do a repair install?
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