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Re: I LOST IDE ATAPI CONTOLLER
Yes you can.but you must have a valid xp product key or it will registerit as an acer and will not proceed.i have done it on alot of acers..you will also have to know all the drivers that are for your 5050.you will have to download them all to a cd, then install them ..in the order u download them and it will work fine..youll like it alot better.you should try to create a second partiton for reovery..steve
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If its the full windows xp cd by booting it from the cd drive it will erase everything and ask if you want to upgrade or advanced install I think. Your correct in choosing the atapi cd-rom as 1st boot device. The cd should be in the drive on startup. IDE is the type of hard disk drive. I'm guessing the FDD stands for floppy disk drive which you might not have that many but you have that many bay windows available.
Put disk in, shut down computer, Start computer and it should give you the xp disk contents. Be aware of data loss though.
Go to Control Panel - click on System - Click on Hardware - Click on Device Manager - click on IDE ATA/ATAPI Controller.
Then right click on Primary IDE Chanel - then click on Properties - Then Advance Settings - For the Device 0 in Transfer Mode select DMA if available. Then Click OK.
You can also select DMA for Device 1 too
I am running a Armada M700 with a Hitachi HTS541060G9AT00 60GB Hard Drive - Ultra ATA-100, 5400 RPM, 8MB. The driver that is loaded in mine is on both primary and secondary is atapi.sys. This driver is also installed on the Intel 82371AB/EB PCI Bus Master IDE Controller, along with intelide.sys. The main difference is I am running Window XP Pro SP2. But I believe that they should use the same driver.
Hope this helps.