1. The XP CD was not from Microsoft.
2. The installer (you?) had SATA devices but was unaware the install required those SATA drivers. I will not document how to install XP on SATA here since it's all over the internet.
I recently replaced my motherboard with a New GA-965P-DQ6 motherboard,and a Core 2 Extreme QX6700. it has 1 IDE, 1 FDD controller and 6 SATA slots. i am using a 650 PSU from Antec and a Big Typhoon cooler. I hooked up my Buffalo SATA DVD-RW in Sata1 and my IDE Western Digital 80g 7200rpm as master in the only IDE slot. I went into BIOS setup and set it to boot from CDROM first. During startup, it read the WinXP Pro CD, and setup started. but at 39min mark, a dialog box pops up saying it needs the asms file from the Winxp Pro CD. the path showing in the input field is GLOBALROOT\DEVICE\CDROM0\I386\ but nothing happens when i press OK. there is also no Browse button at all.
Now I know that this asms folder is in the CD and in the \i386\ folder because i explored it in another PC. but i cannot seem to get setup to read it at the 39min point.
my harddisk is NTFS formatted and all literature on the web points to using boot disk with CDROM drivers, then copy the asms folder to the harddisk or RAmdrive... however every single boot disk i make, using several boot disk creators found on the web, doesnt seem to be able to provide drivers for my SATA DVD-RW. therefore i cannot ever read the CD from DOS in order to copy it to my harddisk or RAM Drive created by the boot disk
please help as i am almost tempted to buy a IDE DVD-RW in order to fix this, or even a very cheap IDE DVD-ROM. Thanks!