It's all explained in one sentance.
-> Microsoft doesn't supply drivers for your machine.
Never has, appears to never will.
When you install Windows (any version) you have to follow or create what at first appears to be an arcane process of finding all your drivers plus added bonus steps if you happen to have SATA connected hard disks. There is an extra step here because XP doesn't have SATA support on the Microsoft CD.
Here's an example install -> http://www.seagate.com/support/kb/disc/faq/sata_detect.html
Hope this turns on the light for you.
Ok I just bought a brand new Dell, It Came with XP Home, I have a XP professional CD that I bought in a package with my last PC, and the guy at best buy told me I would be able to use it with any pc's I own, which is true because I have. Now the problem is, I have upgraded from HOME TO XP, and it works fine, but when I try to perform a fresh Install it will go to the beginning of the set up where it says Setup is starting windows, and then it will Blue Screen of Death
It is a 2.80GHZ Intel Celeron D, 80GB HD, 512mb of ram. When I start the computer though it says This drive is controller by the RAID BIOS, could that have something to do with it?
I also ran a virus scan with kaspersky, and ran scans with spybot and Ad-Aware which came up with nothing. I defragged and I ran scandisk also, to no avail
Someone please help, I need this computer ready for my son by christmas!!