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sata drivers xp diskette???

by giamas05 / April 16, 2013 7:29 AM PDT
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I set the BIOS to turn off AHCI mode to get XP installed
by wpgwpg / April 16, 2013 7:55 AM PDT

Once you get XP installed with AHCI mode turned off, you can bring it up to SP3 level and then turn it back on. If your install disc for XP is SP3 level already, you don't have to worry about it, but if it's not, just go into the BIOS and turn AHCI off until you get through the install and update.
Good luck.

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by giamas05 / April 16, 2013 3:28 PM PDT

My disk is Microsoft xp professional service pack 3 Greek. So I cannot format again.I believe that the device need the diskette...

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Re: diskette
by Kees_B Forum moderator / April 16, 2013 5:13 PM PDT
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An SP3 disk includes a SATA driver. No need for a diskette.
If you really need, it however, download it from the site of the maker of disk (like Western Digital or Samsung).


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As Kees says, XP SP3 does NOT need additional driver(s)
by wpgwpg / April 17, 2013 2:09 AM PDT
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Since your disc is XP SP3, you shouldn't have to fool with the BIOS, floppies, or SATA drivers. Just pop the install disc in the computer and install XP. You'll likely need drivers for things like your network adapter, video, sound, and chipset, but you can install these after completing the XP install.
Good luck.

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Chipset drivers
by Willy / April 16, 2013 7:59 AM PDT

You need the "chipset" drivers. Get them all. For that matter, if you have hi-speed access, get all the provided drivers, place them on a disc just to have them. Don't you have a mtrbd. disc, which already has these. Looking at the specs of the mtrbd. it supports SATA, so why is this a problem? How did you do this before?

tada -----Willy Happy

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