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Installing windows xp on my SATA h.d. and setup program cant find

Trying to install windows xp on my new 500 GB/Go SATA h.d. and setup program is not finding the drive, all connections are good. The Drive Works, I actually had the drive setup for storage... I can access the sata through my existing IDE h.d and now I would like to make it my Boot drive and setup is not finding it....What could be the solution to this problem?

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Lookup your Motherboards Brand and Model. Google to find the Brands website, as most brands have a download section. Look for a file in downloads for YOUR MODEL motherboard with a name along the lines of SATA RAID DRIVER, download it and follow the manufacturers instructions for using it. Most will want you to copy all the files inside the SATA RAID DRIVER zip file onto a floppy and when windows xp setup is loading at the bottom one of the first things it says is "Press F6 and insert the SATA RAID Driver floppy diskette you just made. Then you are allowed to select the required driver for your motherboards SATA chip. Allowing windows to know what settings to use to communicate and see your drive. Hope this helps.

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I experience about your problem, first i tell you that maybe the windows system before of that PC is vista, right! Now you are going to install the windows xp on it... i'm sure your hard drive will to another computer using windows but if you install it in your own, the setup program cannot find it. Why!
Because maybe you are using SATA 500GB 3.0, and then your PC is branded, right!
Last tip, try to use a DISKWIZARD, let the DISKWIZARD run your windows xp system, it i will help you...

Good luck...

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Try changing the jumper setting to Master or CS (Cable select) and make you internal hard drive Slave. See if that works.

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