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32-bit XP, IDE Compatible and ICH10R drivers on data disks om MB controller

By Savage1701
Oct 16, 2009
  1. OK, I understand that in order to get my c: drive as a single disk SATA drive I have to "F6" the ICH10R drivers during install. No problem there.

    However, I've never tried this - what will be the effect on my other disks attached to that MB controller when it goes from IDE compatible/enhanced to SATA? Can they have drivers changed after the fact? Will they become wiped or unreadable?

    I have a ton of stuff on them. I can move the stuff, but I'd rather not if I can just install the drivers. But I don't want the disks wiped before I realize what has happened.

    Thanks for any info.
     
  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    OK, I understand that in order to get my c: drive as a single disk SATA drive I have to "F6" the ICH10R drivers during install. No problem there...

    Why? Set up the new computer with a "spare" hard drive. Then after the OS is up and running properly, attach the old C drive as a second drive and copy the important files to the new C drive
     
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