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My system is windows XP service pack 2 with mother board ECS (945g-m3) and Pentium 3.2 Gig CPU. Motherboard support both PATA and SATA hard drive.
I want to add SATA hard drive and want SATA will be the first boot in my system.
Please advise.



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Read a few articles about how to install XP.

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wireless network problem

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I use to online with Compaq Notebook V5101US with the built in wireless network, with windows XP Service Pack 2.
Last week the wireless got problem to connect with the network. I check the driver it ok, but always the message say not connect and it can not view the network. The wireless icon show disable, but when I enable it become disconnect.
I try to set up the firewall off then on, however both cases wireless cannot connect to the network.
I try to install an USB Netgear wireless adapter, the problem the same.

The wireless in others desktops working well.

Please help

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You should start a new discussion if...

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This has nothing to do with SATA PATA drives. Members might not open up this discussion since the new topic isn't reflected in the subject title.

Your choice.


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So add it

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Just set the SATA drive to be first in the BIOS boot order. Couple of minutes with the motherboard manual should have ferreted that one out.

You will have to reinstall Windows for this to happen, and that can be a bit more involved than your average install. Google would be an excellent resource for finding the specifics of doing this. You can also attempt using disk imaging programs like Ghost, though I suspect it will turn out to be a rather large waste of time.

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May not be worth making it

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the boot drive. Installing XP to a SATA can be a PITA . If you need to reinstall, you go through the nonsense again.

If you already have a succesful install, put the SATA drive in and then install the SATA drivers from the CD that came with the mobo/system and use it as another drive..

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