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How to format/install SATA 2TB hard drive (BARRACUDA) in Gateway GT5098E, Win XP Media Center Edition 2005?

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Windows XP doesn't support SATA. You will need to use a program such as Nlite to integrate sata drivers into a new Windows XP disc. Once you have a disc with sata drivers just boot to the disc and follow the prompts to format the drive.

Posted on Jan 06, 2013

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    Justin Jan 06, 2013

    Oops forgot, some computers you can go into BIOS and setting hard drive setting to emulate IDE that will allow XP to install on a SATA drive.

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