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Trouble installing XP on new build


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jchicks

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I've been pulling my hair out over this. I just put a new system together, but can't get XP installed.
The system consists of:

AMD Athlon II X2 240 Regor 2.8GHz Socket AM3 65W Dual-Core Processor Model ADX240OCGQBOX
BIOSTAR TFORCE TA790GX 128M AM3/AM2+/AM2 AMD 790GX HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard
Western Digital Caviar Green WD10EARS 1TB 5400 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive
2 x 1 GB Kingston ValueRAM DDR2 PC2-5300 667 MHz
Antec EarthWatts Green EA-430D Green 430W Continuous power ATX12V v2.3 / EPS 12V 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply

I've tried setting BIOS to optimal defaults, 1 stick of RAM - no luck. I've tried loading the SATA drivers from BioStar, used WD Data Lifeguard Tools, cleared CMOS over and over with no luck.

Any help would be appreciated.
Thanks.
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Did you add the SATA drivers when asked for by using F6 during the install. The drivers are usually on a floppy supplied with the drive or can be downloaded. With out the drivers, XP won't see the drive.

http://news.softpedi...-F6-47807.shtml
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