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Posted 13 July 2008 - 02:08 PM
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Posted 13 July 2008 - 04:39 PM
If you have two hard drives...and you can install XP on one, but not on the other...same system...that really proves nothing.
Were both drives totally clear (no partitions of any kind) when you tried to format/install XP?
Did the XP CD see both drives?
If your slipstreamed CD is not made properly (the one which allegedly includes the SATA driver)....then it's not going to install XP properly. It took me 3 tries before I made a slipstreamed CD that would work...all my fault.
I would just install XP on the PATA drive, then attach the SATA drive and run chkdsk /r on it.
We've spent a lot of time talking about these hard drives...what is your system manufacturer and model? If self-built, what is the motherboard manufacturer and model?
Did you change your BIOS options so that the system would boot from the SATA drive, rather than from the PATA drive?
In all honesty, I would never use a large hard drive as my boot drive...regardless of type or drive speed. I prefer to use 20-40GB drives for that, while using my SATA drives for pure storage. I'm not concerned about how fast my boot drive is.
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