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  reinstalling xp on sata drive... 
 
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Juan Pena Aug 21, 2008, 05:57pm EDT Report Abuse
... and XP ( on a Dell Dimension XPS gen 4) does not recognize the sata drive installed. It is there, Partition Manager sees it and deleted the partition for me, for testing purposes. I installed another new sata drive and still XP does not recognize any hd.

I wonder if I need any special drivers at F6 (though system does not have or use raid/scsi) so XP can see it. I am downloading a driver (Intel Matrix Storage Manager) from Dell but it is a 17 mb file, not one for a floppy to install at F6.

Any idea? Do I need any ohter file / driver at F6 maybe?

Thanks in advance, Juan.


Asus M2N-SLI
Amd Athlon 64 X2 @3200
2 x 2gb DDR 800 dual channel
40 gb ide , 500 gb sata
DVD +/-RW
CD-RW
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Joshua Marius, LeThe Aug 21, 2008, 09:22pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: reinstalling xp on sata drive...

Yes that is pretty much it. You need to load those drivers after pressing F6. If you do not have a floppy, consider integrating the Drivers using nLite :)

Joshua Marius
http://www.letheonline.net
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Intel SSDSC2CW180A3 180 GB
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Juan Pena Aug 21, 2008, 09:30pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: reinstalling xp on sata drive...
Joshua,

thanks, Actually over an hour ago I mananged to install the sata drivers. No problem after that.

Again, thanks.

Asus M2N-SLI
Amd Athlon 64 X2 @3200
2 x 2gb DDR 800 dual channel
40 gb ide , 500 gb sata
DVD +/-RW
CD-RW


 

    
 
 

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