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SATA Drive I am trying to load windows on a SATA drive but windows will not recognize the drive I know I need a driver but none work. It's a Seagate SATA drive. Any ideas?

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How large is the drive? Windows XP pre SP2 will not recognize a drive larger than 120G when loading from the cd. You will need to use something like Partition Magic to partition and format the drive into 100G partitions, install the OS (it may not see more than the first partition) and upgrade to SP2 and it will see the entire drive.

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