Cannot find any hard disk drives during windows xp install. do not have floppy drive!

By tammiewilson
Feb 8, 2010
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  1. I am having a lot of trouble trying to get the PC to find Sata drive while tring to install Windows xp!.I have checked out different sources but they all seem complicated. It is a custom built pc with an intel motherboard. I do not have a floppy drive in it. Could someone help me PLEASE!!! I dont know what to do.
  2. Broni

    Broni Malware Annihilator Posts: 46,167   +251

    You can provide those drivers from CD.
    When the setup asks you to press F6 to load drivers, press F6, remove XP CD, insert driver CD.
    When done, installation will ask you to re-insert XP CD.
  3. tammiewilson

    tammiewilson Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    I tried this and it still will not work! It still comes up and and says cannot find hard disk drives. Any other solutions?
  4. Broni

    Broni Malware Annihilator Posts: 46,167   +251

    What kind of CD do you use to provide SATA driver?
  5. tammiewilson

    tammiewilson Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    Intel motherboard driver cd.
  6. Broni

    Broni Malware Annihilator Posts: 46,167   +251

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