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
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.
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.