1) I'm using one boot disk with XP Pro, but each system's unique XP Pro keys. Each system came with XP Pro from the factory and I use one disk for convenience. So no, I'm not violating the EULA.
2) The SATA drivers are slipstreamed into the boot disk. And the original system sees the HD in the BIOS.
3) Yes, in some
instances, you can expect to install XP on a hard drive using one system, and before installing drivers, switch it to another. It would at least go past the black screen with a blinking cursor. Irregardless, I only installed XP onto that hard drive using another computer to prove that the hard drive and disk were both functioning correctly.
4) I can't format with the XP cd because it says that the hard drive is not found when it tries to boot from the cd.
Why would the R60 be able to detect the hard drive in the BIOS, modify the partitions using separate software, but when the windows disc (which is fully functional, with correct sata drivers) is used, it says there is no hard drive detected. And when I install XP onto the hard drive using another computer, it stops directly after the BIOS loads (black screen with blinking cursor) instead of at least trying to load windows.
Edited by krmccour, 08 May 2011 - 05:37 PM.