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can't install xp on sata drive with new motherboard

by jepsilon / April 11, 2005 11:06 AM PDT

I just bought a MSI 865PE Neo3-F motherboard from newegg.

Here's the link

Problem is I can't get Windows XP setup to read the sata drive. I don't know which drivers I need to place on the diskette. I tried using the Intel IH5(R) drivers but it wouldn't pick up the sata drive.

Sata drive is a Samsung 120gb drive, S13C i think, I have the same drive installed on another computer and it works fine.

Someone please help?

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Floppy with the motherboard
by Yew / April 11, 2005 12:39 PM PDT

You should have gotten a floppy disk with the motherboard, that has the necessary drivers to install Windows using SATA.

If you didn't, check MSI's website. I'm pretty sure they offer those things for download.

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Also, check the bios
by Arylessence / April 11, 2005 11:26 PM PDT

As yewanchors said, some require you to use a floppy when installing XP. On several systems that I've built, I've found that the bios was configured by default to have the stand alone SATA disabled or set to raid mode. Check for this also.

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