XP on a SATA drive

By eazyB
Jan 23, 2010
  1. Cant install XP on a sata drive without the drivers. The computer im working on is a dell dimension 9100 series. Is there anyway to install drivers after installation of the operating system? I dont have a working floppy. I need a work around.
  2. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 6,979   +362

    Make a slipstream CD that combines the Windows XP CD with the SATA drivers inserted into the appropriate folders. You still need the drivers but they will be installed by the slipstream CD without the need for a floppy drive. Google for the method for making the CD.
  3. EXCellR8

    EXCellR8 The Conservative Posts: 1,835

    Actually just go here.

    Pretty straightforward...
  4. hrlow2

    hrlow2 TS Rookie Posts: 136

    Just did a fresh install of XP Pro onto a SATA drive without that.
    Mine was into a Gateway E-4100 machine, so maybe a Dell thing.
  5. eazyB

    eazyB TS Rookie Topic Starter

    OK, checked it out, thanks. The strange thing was that ubuntu installed, and i have had trouble with intel and Linux compatibility in the past, but the client wants Windows.
  6. hrlow2

    hrlow2 TS Rookie Posts: 136

    Could you download and save to a USB thumbdrive, then install from that?
  7. Nilt

    Nilt TS Rookie

    That's because Ubuntu's newer than XP. When XP shipped, they didn't include these drivers because they basically didn't exist.
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