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Installing XP on Nsew SATA(RAID)

I made a floppy disk with the RAID drivers,
Partitioned the hard disk using xp bootable cd,
formatted c:,
The setup copied all the need files but failed to copy 3 files,i.e. RAID driver files,
Now after rebooting Windows setup give an error before it starts.

I even checked that my floppy and floppy drive works perfectly.

Please help me!!! It's very urgent!!!

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When i install the xp cd in my hcl b23 C2D laptop, the problem shown like this. setup did not find any hard disk installed in your computer how to slove?

remove bottom screws from laptop labels with 3 stacked disks.
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If problem persits, replace HDD

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I can't install windows xp on a sata disk

Some of the motherboards treat SATA as a seperate controller, hence you need to change the BIOS settings to emulate IDE settings or while installation you can press F6 while the installation starts and give the driver disk (XP accepts only Floppy disk with the driver files copied in the required format).

Please revert with the make and model number of the computer or motherboard for further clarification.

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You need driver SATA controller that is used on your motherboard. You need to find CD or download from internet, drivers for your SATA controller that is used by your motherboard. Put this *.inf files on bootable Floppy diskette. In Windows XP setup press F6, when it askes you. If you found correct driver you will see your HDD in setup.

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You must have latest Windows Xp CD .
Latest Motherboard chipset does not recognise hard disk without proper sata raid or sata driver. So you can install sata driver if u have USB floppy drive by downloading latest Sata raid to floppy. At the time of installation you will see a message press f6 to if u need to install raid driver.then press f6 asking for floppy drive and floppy insert press enter to continue.

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You must use a full retail or OEM version of XP (not the cd from your old computer) this makes life really easy and can usually be downloaded from the web.
You must also have a genuine XP key, which has not been used on another system.
Next you should know or find out the specifications of your system, to do this goto Manufactures website.
The most important step is to find out if your hardisk is using SATA interface (if so you will require the SATA XP drivers and a floppy disk, as this is the only way that XP can install these drivers.)
Install XP via cd rom by booting cdrom at system start (if you cannot do this then you must access your system bios at first boot by pressing F2 or Del keys(or whatever key your system uses) and change the boot option to cdrom as first drive.

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Hello, Anybody Please help me! I just bought compaq laptop with preinstalled Xp. I want to use Xp and because of some problem in existing XP, I would like to re-install XP professional. When I put CD and...

Serial ATA (SATA) drives are the latest in the hard drive fashion and, in theory, installing Windows on the drive should prove relatively simple. The problem is that Windows XP doesn’t contain the necessary drivers to allow windows to see the drive so that Windows can install it.

I found the procedure below on an XP support website. I have not tried this procedure but after reviewing I fairly certain this should work for you.

1/ Copy the SATA drivers (these can usually be found on your pc or motherboard's support disk. Usually these consist of PIDE/SATA Folders and TXTsetup.oem files. Alternatively they may have been supplied on a separate CD that accompanied your SATA drive, assuming you purchased it separately from the pc.)
2/ Insert the Windows XP CD (full retail version – you should not need to follow these instructions if your pc came with a recovery disk) into the CD-ROM and Reboot your PC
3/ Watch carefully as the Windows XP installation progresses and look carefully at the text at the bottom of each screen.
4/ At the Windows Setup Screen (this should be the second screen after installation starts) you should see, at the bottom of the screen) a message saying “Press F6 if you need to install a third party SCSI or RAID driver.”
5/ At this point press the F6 button
6/ When the next screen appears press S to specify an additional device
7/ Now insert the floppy disk containing the SATA drivers into your floppy drive
8/ Windows will next ask you to select a driver from the provided list
9/ Select VIA Serial (or whichever controller your motherboard supports) ATA RAID Controller (Windows XP)
10/ The SATA drivers on your floppy disk should now load
11/ After the drivers have loaded Windows XP will recognise your SATA hard drive and you can continue installing the Windows XP operating system

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You can't insert a Hard drive from another PC because when it was installed on the old PC it was setup to work with the hardware for that particular computer.

You will need to reinstall a fresh copy of windows on it to make it work with the new PC it's in.Boot from CD run windows setup, format the drive then do a fresh install.

This should fix the problem, if you have any new info or need further help with any of that post back. Thank you for choosing Fixya!

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Press that key so windows installation CD look for the SATA drivers.

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seems that it's a SATA drive and the drivers are not included in XP.
There are some tools available to include these drivers into the XP CD.
Search the net for 'xp-iso-builder' or 'n-Lite'.

This is not necessary if your laptop's got a floppy drive (i don't think so). Then the SATA drivers can easily be loaded by pressing F6 when booting from the XP CD.

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I bought a cheap Compaq laptop that came with Vista Home Premium. The speed was horrendous! Anyway, I received the same no hard drive found error. To solve the problem, I went into the system config (BIOS) by pressing F10 on startup, and turned off SATA hard drive support (its supposed to make the hard drive run faster), I rebooted, inserted my Win XP Pro disc and viola, it detected the hard drive. I would say that the laptop runs a good 40% faster than before. Vista is a big no no when it comes to low end laptops built for word processing and internet browsing.

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