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How To Load Sata Drivers From Usb

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#1 sam-my


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Posted 21 November 2007 - 09:02 AM

I have been asked by a collegue to assist him and post his problem in this forum.
He just bought a Laptop with a SATA HD.
During the OS (Windows XP Pro - SP2) installation he has been requested to press the F6 button
in order to install the SATA Drivers. When pressing on F6 he received the notification
"A drive not found". His laptop has no A drive (Floppy disk).
He has the relevant drivers available on a USB flash disk.
How to make the system "accepting" the USB disk in lieu of drive A?

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#2 Budapest


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Posted 21 November 2007 - 09:14 AM

I've never done this myself, but I've read you can get around this problem by slip-streaming a copy of XP with the SATA drivers included.

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Posted 21 November 2007 - 11:10 AM

well, it's assigned a letter you'd have to search for it. but xp does allow you to use them, mine for some reason were always t,u,v.

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Posted 22 November 2007 - 08:51 AM

Being lazy, I just went out and bought a USB floppy drive - most computers will allow this to be used as the A: drive when booting.
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