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I am tring to install win XP with sata drive and

I am tring to install win XP with sata drive and setup is not finding the drive

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Set 2nd boot item in CMOS to SCSI and during XP install, press F6 for additional driver. A floppy is then required with the WinXP SIS RAID/IDE Controller drivers.

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Make sure it is listed in your system CMOS before starting the XP install. Make sure cables are correct, and the drives are not turned off in CMOS. Some setup will allow you to set the drive types to AUTO, so you can also try that.

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