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Hi
I've been trying to install Win xp on a WD 120 Gb SATA drive. I keep getting "file can't be copied or not a windows file" errors.
can anybody help
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What kind of XP cd do you have? Retail? OEM? Borrowed?

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Thanks Johanna for answering
I am trying to use an oem win XP Home genuine,
although I have also tried a genuine retail XP Pro with the same result
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and you installed the sata drivers during the intial setup by pressing f6?
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The sata drive recognised by bios, only need to add drivers if using a RAID setup.
This is only a single drive
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Since you have tried two different cds, is there a possibility that the hard drive is defective? Has it ever been used before? Seems like you have followed all the logical steps to troubleshoot it. If you are "recycling" the drive, try wiping it again (I use old fashioned nfdisk with an ME boot floppy, but there are a dozen different ways now). If this is not a new drive, then I wonder if whatever is on it is interfering with the new install. You are getting the errors during the initial file copying, correct? Before you get to the partition options?

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Edited by Czarina, 10 July 2005 - 10:53 PM.

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the bios detection has nothing to do with windows detecting the drive.

http://wdc.custhelp....li=&p_topview=1
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i should probably say, may not....is this sp2? it is possible the drivers have been added for various sata controllers in sp2...that said, it would not hurt
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Sorry for taking so long in answering have been away.

The file errors occur after the partition options, during the installation of windows
The Hard drive is brand new WD 120 Gb SATA, I also tried a brand new WD 120 Gb IDE drive with the same result.
Video card is PCI Express Geforce 6600GT.
I've even changed motherboards.

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