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Ok. thnks in advance: i've created a floppy SATA controller with the Asrock CD, rebooted and start installation of WinXpSp2, while F6 screen appeared i did follow the onscreen instructions (inserted the floppy and so...)ok once choosen the apropiate driver for SATA in winxp.. thew process went ok. I did create 2 partitions with fast NTFS format (bcs of new hard drive)it copied everything but after rebooting the "theres no drive connected Press F3 to leave" (Between: i choose Boot from Hardisk)

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