Problem install Win XP Pro on SATA disk

By funnymonkey
Oct 31, 2005
  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 TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    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: 1,018

    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 TS Rookie Posts: 33

    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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