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Windows Xp Wont See Sata Hd In New Computer

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#1 DemonGt


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Posted 15 September 2006 - 02:52 PM

i just built a new computer and im using a WD raptor hard drive but when i try installing XP home it says it cant proced cause it cant find a hard drive to install on? how do i fix this?

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Posted 15 September 2006 - 02:57 PM

Read your motherboard book very carefully. You may have to install a SATA driver first.

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Posted 15 September 2006 - 10:03 PM

Albert is correct, and the drivers should be on a cd that came with the motherboard.

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Posted 16 September 2006 - 07:08 AM

Generally you'll have to extract this driver from the CD to a floppy. Then, when loading XP there'll be a message at the bottom of the screen to "Press F6 to load RAID/SCSI drivers". Insert the floppy and press F6.
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