Installation wont detect HDD

By PrincessJNessa
Aug 14, 2006
  1. Well...I know how alot of people feel about Windows ME however thats what I have on my computer. I tried to take my computer to Windows XP Pro but theres a problem. My computer boots up then when I go into the Windows Installation Guide where I was going to pull out my Partition and so on.. It says it cant detect my hard drive. I have a SATA 250 gig, I think I remember hearing something about drivers but I didnt get anything with my HDD and Windows ME loaded fine onto it I just dont see why XP wont. I need help!
  2. Spike

    Spike TS Evangelist Posts: 2,168

    You need the drivers for your S-ATA drive on floppy disk. When XP setup loads, press F6 to load in the drivers when it tells you to :)
  3. PrincessJNessa

    PrincessJNessa TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I didnt get a floppy disk with my HDD's drivers. its a seagate is there any places where you can go that you know of that I can get the drivers for it? Thankyou so much for getting back to me quickly
  4. niceguyca

    niceguyca TS Rookie

    what kinda mother board you have
  5. PrincessJNessa

    PrincessJNessa TS Rookie Topic Starter

    K8 AMD 2800+ or it could be a 2700+ either case its not compatable with my Windows ME
  6. Spike

    Spike TS Evangelist Posts: 2,168

    I'm afraid that's your CPU , not your motherboard. We need to know what "chipset" your motherboard is using, and so need the make and (possibly) model (eg, mine is an Asus A7N8X)
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