If your Original Drive was SATA I and the new one is SATA II you need to make sure your MB can support SATA II or that the drive is backwards compatible. Make sure you can see the drive in the bios. You will also need to install the SATA drivers (with a flopy Disc) When installing Windows XP. When booting to the windows XP installation you need to press F6 when it asks for Raid Or SCSI drivers. After pressing F6 wait for windows to continue loading files and it will ask for the drivers. It will look for them on your Flopy drive. If you don't have a flopy drive you will need to use another computer and slip stream them into your Windows XP installation using a program Called Nlite. If you need help slipstreaming your SATA drivers please let us know.
Edit: If you do not have a floppy drive. You can see if your bios supports IDE emulation it will be in the advanced settings in the bios menu. I cant tell you for sure without knowing what model motherboard you have.
Edited by Sneakycyber, 16 March 2009 - 05:36 PM.
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