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Issues with Installing XP on SATA drive.


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DaveSouth

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GOOD NEWS

I poped in a clean older 8gb IDE drive, and XP installed, no problems at all. I'm now operating on my actual PC. Now to install XP to the sata drive. I feel safe knowing its not my hardware! woo hoo!

down to business>

Is there a way i can install XP to the SATA drive (or at least the drivers for the HD) from this OS (the XP on the 8GB IDE)?

p.s. thanks for the advise on using an old HD. I feel much better now :tazz:

EDIT: I installed the drivers for the sata drive into this version of windows (on the 8gb drive) and it reconises the SATA drive. I can explore it! its completely empty except for a Windows/ dir.

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for those of you just joinng, I will sum up whats going on here (because the [bleep] is piled high)

Basically, I am unable to install the SATA drivers during setup. For some reason they will not copy from the floppy disk.

SO: my new mission is to find a way to put the XP setup files on the SATA disk, along with the drivers. I'm hoping this will be ALOT easier now that I can browse the disk from a working version of XP.

If I can get the setup files with the SATA drivers, I should be in good shape.

Edited by DaveSouth, 26 June 2005 - 03:22 PM.

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How about just using a RAID HD then?
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still think you're better off removing the partition now...then trying the install again, allowing windows setup to create the partition and format.
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PROBLEM SOLVED

Once I had a working OS on my machine, solving the problem was a snap.

The problem was Windows was -for some reason or another- not copying the SATA drivers during setup; and would therefore fail to go any further (bein unable to detect the drive.)

What I had to do to fix it:

1. Install windows XP to a separate, old IDE HD

2. Boot into that version of XP and create a custom Windows XP CD that had my drivers on it already (see nLite)

3. Boot the Custom XP CD and install XP onto the SATA drive.

Just for future refrence, this is how you do it. :tazz:
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PROBLEM SOLVED

Once I had a working OS on my machine, solving the problem was a snap.

The problem was Windows was -for some reason or another- not copying the SATA drivers during setup; and would therefore fail to go any further (bein unable to detect the drive.)

What I had to do to fix it:

1. Install windows XP to a separate, old IDE HD

2. Boot into that version of XP and create a custom Windows XP CD that had my drivers on it already (see nLite)

3. Boot the Custom XP CD and install XP onto the SATA drive.

Just for future refrence, this is how you do it.  :tazz:

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OK
i am having the SAME exact problem with the sata drivers
seems like you got it fixed.
i am not use to nlight.
is there anyway youcould go in to a bit more detail on how exactly you fix your probelm.
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