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OK I need some serious help

by Bmilch25 / March 14, 2007 3:59 AM PDT

OK this is the first time i am building a computer and i have been cruising so far until now. I bought a core 2 1.86 and an asus p5w dh deluxe motherboard. i have about a gig of ram and a 300 gb sata hard drive. i need to install xp on this hard drive but my computer doesnt have a floppy disk. i dont want vista and i hate that i need a floppy for xp. Please some one tell me there is a way around this. Please. and any other info or tips anyone has would also be appreciated. Thanks

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You don't have a bootdisk or no floppy drive?
by ahtoi / March 14, 2007 4:08 AM PDT
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Try this
by anmor / March 14, 2007 6:18 AM PDT

go into your bios under SATA devices change it emulate PATA, as this is obviously a fairly new mobo that option should be available. Check your mobo manual or dowload it from Asus.
Hope this helps.

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by Bmilch25 / March 14, 2007 7:33 AM PDT
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so the motherboard can make the hard drive appear to be like any ordinary ide drive?

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by anmor / March 14, 2007 2:45 PM PDT
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by Bmilch25 / March 15, 2007 1:16 AM PDT
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will the drive still function like an sata drive?

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It will work fine
by anmor / March 15, 2007 9:57 AM PDT
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I have mine setup the same no more problems with looking for SATA drivers when doing a clean install.

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don't panic
by knm44 / March 16, 2007 3:51 AM PDT

boot from xp cd there is no need of floppy drive

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here is your help
by kkaous / March 16, 2007 6:31 AM PDT

go to www.microsoft.com they then will have a sight for you that will install xp for you without using vista

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