Installing Windows XP on Sata HD

By jasonpebworth
Oct 13, 2005
  1. I've been trying to install Windows XP on my Western Digital SATA HD. I got the drivers that came with my motherboard, and made a floppy disk with the drivers, and put the windows cd in, and booted up. Everything goes fine i hit f6 load the drivers, and then i get to the partition part, and setup a partion and windows copies some files to the hd, then it reboots, only it doesn't continue with the install after the reboot, it just boots from the cd again and goes through the same process, and when i get the partitioning part, It makes me delete the one i created before and do it all over again... any help would be great!! I'm at a loss, I've installed windows before and even on a SATA drive before, not sure what i'm doing wrong now.

  2. SOcRatEs

    SOcRatEs TechSpot Paladin Posts: 966

    Hello! Welcome to TechSpot!

    When windows reboots after partioning & copying files,
    you need to go into the bios and reset the boot priority
    from cdrom to hdd.
    Pop the cd out let it boot to the hdd, then pop the cd back in.

  3. iss

    iss TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,994

    What is your MOBO? and is sata\raid enabled in the bios? most mobos do not have the raid capability enabled by default.
  4. SOcRatEs

    SOcRatEs TechSpot Paladin Posts: 966

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