I read in your blogs that sp2 would not need any SATA drivers to be loaded using the F6 function during installation, so I tried. But once the installation got to the "Setup is starting windows" part, I got the message: "A problem has been detected and windows has been shut down to prevent damage to your computer."
I then changed my settings for the SATA from RAID to IDE, as I had also seen in some blogs. This allowed the startup to proceed, but my partition was too small. I got a message that I needed 1.2GB. So I tried to restart. Windows 7 would not start up until I switched the SATA back from IDE to SATA, even after I tried to do a "repair" from my original Windows 7 DVD. I tried to find the drivers file required for the SATA interface for my mobo (ASUS 1P1BL-LB). I cannot find this.
So, I need some help.
Can you point to a download site for the SATA drivers that I need? (or do I do something different and not need them?)
If I go back to the IDE setting for my SATA (and successfully install XP Pro), will I need to change the SATA setting on each startup to match the OS (IDE for XP and RAID for W 7)? It seems that this makes dual boot unworkable.
How to proceed?
Thanks in advance.