Right now windows is setup with C:\ as my 160gb sata drive, I want to use the sata for games only and make my 2nd IDE hd my boot/data drive... I have data on the IDE that I wish to keep copied from my sata, but my sata can be wiped clean with no issues. What is the proper way to do this so that my sata shows as F:\ and my IDE as C:\ ? both are set as masters one in the sata channel and the other ide channel. Thank you for your time.
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Re: I want to install Windows XP on my IDE 2nd HD
- sata has no master
- i presume u want the OS on the ide drive, and not just that the ide
drive to have "C" assigned to it! So : 1 - U can copy the data form the ide
to the sata, and then reinstall the OS on the ide (note: the OS will
start up a bit slower do to the slower ide drive !!!) and so it will
become the C drive ! And u can assign to the sata what ever letter u
2- if u don't want to reinstall the os u can do a copy of the os and
put it on the ide drive(not just copy the files !! it will not
work!!!). U cold use clonezilla for example... But probably the first method wold be safer ....
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---------------> Perform a clean install of Windows XP
1)- Start your computer from the Windows XP CD. To do this, insert the
Windows XP CD into your CD drive or DVD drive, and then restart your
2)- When you see the "Press any key to boot from CD" message, press any key to start the computer from the Windows XP CD.
3)- At the Welcome to Setup screen, press ENTER to start Windows XP Setup.
4)- Read the Microsoft Software License Terms, and then press F8.
5)- Follow the instructions on the screen to select and format a partition where you want to install Windows XP.
6)- Follow the instructions on the screen to complete the Windows XP Setup.
Note:- Back up all important information before you perform a clean
installation of Windows XP. Save the backup to an external location,
such as a CD or external hard disk.
SATA HARD DRIVE ? XP INSTALLATION The problem is that XP installation CD does not have a SATA driver, unless you have a SATA drive on a disk 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 and disable the SATA drive (enable IDE emulation), this will make XP think it is a IDE/PATA hard disk. Then you can install XP normally. When Windows has been 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. If enabling the SATA in the BIOS does not allow the computer to boot up with SATA hard drive then change the BIOS back to what it was previously.
It's very difficult to install it using the SATA drivers at the beginning. Instead, I recommed this: enter BIOS setup and set the SATA controller to IDE and install Windows normally. Then, in Windows, install the SATA drivers provided by the mainboard's manufacturer and then, at the next reboot, enter BIOS setup again and set the SATA controller back.
To install Windows XP on SATA or advanced IDE hard drive, you will need to insert a driver diskette at the time of starting the installation process and pressing "F6". For more details visit the link below:
I suppose Hardisk has no problem if its sata or IDE ,games will mostly be Graphics and Processor oriented and also to do with the RAM. Should be some other problem . give me more specific problem you face.
Hello The windows Xp installation doesent find your hardrive because you have a sata drive. you need to adjust the settings in the bios so the sata drive appears as a ordinary IDE drive(ide native) or something like that. search in the bios settings. A other way is to burn a new winxp cd with the Toshiba Satellite U300, sata drivers. download the http://www.softpedia.com/get/System/Back-Up-and-Recovery/Barts-PE-Builder.shtml and download the toshiba harddrive drivers and creat a new cd. but the simples way is to make the change in bios. good luck
well, you must provide more information, for example WHAT MESSAGE you are gettin in that windows installation.
Things I need to know: 1. Are u installing WinXP for the firs time? 2. Are u using a NEW HD? 3. Is that HD SATA type? or SATA2? 4. do you know what partition and formatting is?
I will help you if you provide me that information. For now I will assume the following and tell you what to do in that supposed case:
you get a message that tells you tha you have no Hard Disk or that system cannot detect any HDs... If thats so and you are using a SATA Hard Disk it surely means that your motherboard does not offer automatic driving for SATA so you will need to load the driver for that SATA HD from a CD or a Floppy that must come with your motherboard... I you dont have this you can download the driver from Internet... If your HD is IDE, NON SATA you have a different problem so Please let me know, I will be waiting for more precise information.