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install Windows XP on 1 sata drive.

by robertl03894 / December 9, 2008 12:25 PM PST

When I run the XP CD install, I get a message that no drive is found to copy files to. This is a SATA drive. Do I have to set it up in the motherboard BIOS somehow, do I have to partition the drive, and do I have to format it in order for the install to proceed.

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Tried Disabling Native SATA Support In The BIOS?
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / December 9, 2008 1:34 PM PST

The native SATA or RAID support must be disabled in order for XP to find the hard drive.

Hope this helps.

Grif

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you might need SATA drivers
by mementh / December 9, 2008 2:20 PM PST

you might need SATA drivers to load up before windows install can see it..

don't know how to help with that sadly Sad

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