Trouble installing windows xp

By bnk26
May 18, 2008
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  1. I am trying to fix my sons pc, several years ago he had a problem with his hard drive and bought a new one. I decided to attempt to get his old hard drive working and having some problems. The pc has a soyo kt600 motherboard. I can boot up no problem with his harddrive, the original harddrive is a sata hd and when I boot up with his ide drive the sata is recognized, I reformatted the sata drive and now with an old copy of windows xp, when I try to install it does not see a drive to install it on, I was wondering if anyone has any ideas to get the xp cd to recognize this hard drive so I can install windows xp on it, is it a bios setting?
  2. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 12,109   +21

    Is the Sata hd first bootable in the BIOS?
  3. gbhall

    gbhall TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,291   +41

    Many motherboards require a specific sata or raid driver before they can use a sata drive at all. This is done by loading the driver to a floppy disk or other readable media, then right at the beginning of the windows install, you press F6 to load the drivers. The following link (for a specific motherboard - find your own driver) shows the very screen you are probably seeing.

    http://eu.shuttle.com/en/desktopdef...ry-920/noblendout-1/tabid-388/633_read-11127/

    here is the link to your motherboard manual, which includes instructions for installing the sata drivers for WinXP from the CD supplied with the motherboard....which .. y o u ..... h a v e ???

    http://www.soyo.com.tw/dl/manuals/k7/mk7vx6_p10.pdf
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