Problem install Win XP Pro on SATA disk

By funnymonkey
Oct 31, 2005
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  1. I have 1 laptop use SATA hard disk. I try install new Windown. First time I got 1 report that my computer dont have hard disk. Seconds time i use F6 to set drive for SATA hard disk but it need Floppy and my computer dont have Floppy. I cant install new Windows without Floppy.Please help me fix my problem.
  2. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso Newcomer, in training Posts: 25,948   +17

    Hello and welcome to Techspot.

    What you could do is slipstream your sata drivers into a copy of your Windows cd.

    Look HERE for instructions on how to do this.

    Regards Howard :wave: :wave:
  3. Samstoned

    Samstoned TechSpot Paladin Posts: 2,582

    or if you have access to cd burner
    burn drivers to cd
    you may even be able to use networking to load drivers
  4. zellyman

    zellyman Newcomer, in training Posts: 59

    More importatntly (especially if you have an MSI mother board) go to your BIOS and make sure your on-board SATA option is turned on (you'll have to search for it, refer to your manual).
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