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Can't install XP service pack2 on my AcerPower f6 computer.

Whenever i try to install Windows XP Pro service pack2 on my SATA disk, it hangs on starting windows. Where can I get drivers that Windows can recognise the SATA disk? My computer's model is AcerPower f6.
Urgently help please

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Did this machine have Vista intalled originally? I checked Acers' support page for your model and I didn't see a xp sata driver.

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