If so, Microsoft doesn't detect those until we install SATA and maybe motherboard drivers. It's a sad situation since vendors appear to not be supplying how to install XP on such. But here's GOOGLE to the rescue. Type these words into google.com and select the article you like.
INSTALL XP TO SATA DRIVES
1. Original problems - boot up windows screen frozen and constantly having to install raid drivers so that my 2 raptor disks can be detected for ? reason. ? wrong drivers.
My solution: fooled around with setup options (entered into by pressing DEL at startup) and tried installing alternative raid drivers from my motherboard disk.
Reason: ? seemed like a good thing to do at the time.
Result: 2 dvd drivers no longer detected, 2 hard drives still undetected - I can see: Pri. Master Disk: none, Pri. Slave Disk: none, Sec Master Disk: none, Sec Slave Disk: none), there is no longer any boot up screen at all and no option/ability to go into setup. At the end of it all I get the message: Disk Boot Failure, Insert System Disk and Press Enter.
2. My solution: boot from winxp pro cd - no good cause hard drives aren't detected and therefore no where to install xp and option of repair via console not possible.
*** I would really appreciate some help. I am sure it's common for newbies to get themselves into trouble like this but i have not found a net-based solution yet. I would really like to not lose the things i have on my hard drive but am willing to do a format/ fresh install if it's needed and possible. Please dont tell me i need to take my computer down to the local computer shop and pay through my nose for some guy to take 5 mins to fix the problem...
Thanks in advance. If more info is needed, ask away.