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Sata driver I am running windows xp sp2 and trying to insall a sata hard drive. I have a sony vaio vgc-rb40 model and dont know which motherboard i have. Can you tell me how to find the manufacturer of my motherboard so maybe i can find sata driver

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    i cant install win xp when change the sata type hard disk

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Have you tryed the chipset driver? maybe it comes with it. Anyways this is what I was able to find:

http://esupport.sony.com/US/perl/swu-list.pl?mdl=VGCRB40&LOC=3

If you are unable to find a driver, consider opening the case and looking for markings on the motherboard. between slots and cpu/memory. There should be the brand and model.

If you don't want to open your pc you can find out the details with a free software
http://www.majorgeeks.com/download4181.html

You can find the motherboard details in the motherboard page under my computer. If i remember right.

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