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Sata hard disk problem

I think so.. how to solve it? dont have fdd, must burn the installation through nlite and add the drivers for sata? am I right?  Intel Bonanza D875PBZ - thats my board, but cannot find the drivers for sata, can you help me please with that? 

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  • gudla Dec 12, 2008

    and which one exactly, pls? sorry for bothering you...


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If the new hard disk is a SATA hard disl then the problem is that XPinstallation CD does not have a SATA driver, unless you have a SATA drive on adisk etc. and can install the driver when XP asks for a hard drive driver then,XP cannot detect the hard disk and therefore won't install XP.The FIX.Go into the BIOS anddisable the SATA drive (enable IDE emulation), this will make XP think it is aIDE/PATA hard disk. Then you can install XP normally. When Windows hasbeen installed then install all the device drivers (including the SATA driver),then shut down and boot up and got into the BIOS and enable the SATA drive.

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Getting the right SATA drivers for XP

While new iterations of Microsoft's ubiquitous Windows operating system have come along since, Windows XP remains a popular and stable home computing platform for technologically inclined and everyday computer users alike. However, there are still some issues that have to be dealt with from time to time, one of the most important of which is finding appropriate SATA device drivers for optimal hard drive performance. Although Windows 7 is in all likelihood a great improvement over the much maligned Vista, many still would prefer the comfortable and intuitive XP operating system, due to its great reliability and familiarity.
As you may well know, SATA HDD's are nearly universal today but during the heyday of Windows XP IDE's were far more commonplace. Unless you are installing XP onto an older model with IDE, you'll need new drivers to make XP compatible with a SATA. While not an entirely daunting task, there are a few details that need to be taken into consideration when performing this operation. Finding drivers online for immediate download is not really the difficult part. Any Google search will reveal a wide variety of sources from which to obtain the appropriate software.
For a few years now, chipset makers have included drivers for SATA drives for installing XP, which is relatively straightforward, if one has an old school "floppy disk" drive on their PC. In this case, you simply insert your installation CD into the optical drive, boot from that, and hit F6 when you reach the setup screen. You'll be prompted to insert the SATA driver disk, and follow the instructions that follow. But of course, nobody really has a floppy disk drive on their computers anymore, so we have to work around that problem with a few tricks.
Absent the F6 option, installing XP for a SATA interface hard drive is best done by putting the required SATA drivers on an installation CD before setting it up on your new PC. Here's how to do it. You'll want a blank CD, the original Windows XP installation disk, and a program known as nLite, available at You'll want to get the appropriate SATA driver's from the motherboard manufacturer's website, and save them to the desktop of another computer. Then, burn an ISO file of the original XP CD on there as well. Now that you have the right drivers, as well as the ISO of the XP disk on the other computer's desktop, you can use nLite to insert the drivers into the XP setup package.
Fire up nLite and it will guide you through the process of inserting the driver files into the ISO file. If any of this sounds complicated or scary, it's not. It's really a breeze. When you have the drivers included in the XP setup package, you can burn that ISO onto a blank disk, and it'll be ready for installation on your new SATA HDD computer without any hassle. There's not really a lot that can go wrong with this process. Simply make sure you have the right drivers for the motherboard of the PC you plan on installing XP on, and it should go like clockwork. If you run into any snags, there are plenty of forums online that can assist you with troubleshooting hassles, as many people have successfully used this method before to install Windows XP on new SATA hard drives.

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If yo are sure that you have a working operating system on your hard disk , and this error started after you (probably) defaulted the Bios settings or something else did ....Than I think the lack of sata raid driver makes the reading of your hard disk impossible ..To fix this ..either try to reinstall the operation system and during it ..choose to add a 3rd party driver (look for raid driver on your motherboard cd ..or on the manufacturer's support site ) ..or ..just get into Bios again ..look for the HDD in the advanced options ..and select the hdd 0 ..and eliminate the achi feature ..and replace it with sata as ide ..or compatible ..and save settings with F10 and restart ..It will make the hdd visible ..and support installation if it has non ...or just boot up ..but will work as IDE and not raid ..

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Have you tried putting the drivers on a flash drive.

It is a method I have used to get drivers into the windows install.
Try it with the "press F6 to install drivers" during the text setup phase but make sure they are the dos level drivers that you try first !

If that fails then try the windows level drivers

Worked quite well on lots of early SATA stuff so you have nothing to loose.
You might also want to check that the various usb settings in bios are set to legacy etc too.

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How to install window xp on aspire t650

Well yes you can install windows xp without the FDD. But it will be best to first gather all the XP compatible drivers for your Acer Aspire T650 at this link before beginning to downgrade your operating system, burn all your XP drivers into a Disk backup your personal file. Then you can begin the installation.

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is like you are too stingy to spend for your PC, take your pc to a computer repairer, if not you will crash your PC.

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The short answer is no. Because of the aged technology of XP it will only recognize A drive (floppy) . A USB flash drive won't work either. You have to use a slipstrem utility like "nlite" and burn a special XP CD that should have your SATA driver integrated into. You can load the SATA driver from computer makers' support site. If you have a CD burner and a working computer you can make a slipstream XP CD by following the instructions available.

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