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Sata problem i have a m955g mother board with a sata hdd and a ide cd rom drive when i try to install windows xp pro it tells me that it does not find the sata drive or its not installed

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WHEN BOOTING TO LOAD WINDOWS XP START AFRESH BY FORMATING YOUR HDD FIRST AND WHEN U DONE BOOT YOUR SYSTEM UP FROM YOUR CD ROM THE DRIVERS WILL GET DETECTED AUTOMATIC AND THAN START YOUR INSTALLION.

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