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I am trying to find the drivers for the K8M8M motherboard for Windows 7. The original SATA drivers are only through Windows XP. Does anyone know where I can find these drivers?

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    Adnan Bhatti May 11, 2010

    Try this link but you are on your own as machspeed has discontinued making mobos and so is their support:



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They have discontinued the board, and list no drivers available.

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Getting the right SATA drivers for XP

While new iterations of Microsoft's ubiquitous Windows operating system have come along since, Windows XP remains a popular and stable home computing platform for technologically inclined and everyday computer users alike. However, there are still some issues that have to be dealt with from time to time, one of the most important of which is finding appropriate SATA device drivers for optimal hard drive performance. Although Windows 7 is in all likelihood a great improvement over the much maligned Vista, many still would prefer the comfortable and intuitive XP operating system, due to its great reliability and familiarity.
As you may well know, SATA HDD's are nearly universal today but during the heyday of Windows XP IDE's were far more commonplace. Unless you are installing XP onto an older model with IDE, you'll need new drivers to make XP compatible with a SATA. While not an entirely daunting task, there are a few details that need to be taken into consideration when performing this operation. Finding drivers online for immediate download is not really the difficult part. Any Google search will reveal a wide variety of sources from which to obtain the appropriate software.
For a few years now, chipset makers have included drivers for SATA drives for installing XP, which is relatively straightforward, if one has an old school "floppy disk" drive on their PC. In this case, you simply insert your installation CD into the optical drive, boot from that, and hit F6 when you reach the setup screen. You'll be prompted to insert the SATA driver disk, and follow the instructions that follow. But of course, nobody really has a floppy disk drive on their computers anymore, so we have to work around that problem with a few tricks.
Absent the F6 option, installing XP for a SATA interface hard drive is best done by putting the required SATA drivers on an installation CD before setting it up on your new PC. Here's how to do it. You'll want a blank CD, the original Windows XP installation disk, and a program known as nLite, available at You'll want to get the appropriate SATA driver's from the motherboard manufacturer's website, and save them to the desktop of another computer. Then, burn an ISO file of the original XP CD on there as well. Now that you have the right drivers, as well as the ISO of the XP disk on the other computer's desktop, you can use nLite to insert the drivers into the XP setup package.
Fire up nLite and it will guide you through the process of inserting the driver files into the ISO file. If any of this sounds complicated or scary, it's not. It's really a breeze. When you have the drivers included in the XP setup package, you can burn that ISO onto a blank disk, and it'll be ready for installation on your new SATA HDD computer without any hassle. There's not really a lot that can go wrong with this process. Simply make sure you have the right drivers for the motherboard of the PC you plan on installing XP on, and it should go like clockwork. If you run into any snags, there are plenty of forums online that can assist you with troubleshooting hassles, as many people have successfully used this method before to install Windows XP on new SATA hard drives.

on Jun 23, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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Hi, I have a msi n1996 865gvm3-v motherboard and it doesn't want to pick up my sata drive, what to do?

If you are trying to install Windows XP and it does not detect the SATA hard drive.
The problem is that XPinstallation CD does not have a SATA driver, unless you have a SATA drive on adisk etc. and can install the driver when XP asks for a hard drive driver then,XP cannot detect the hard disk and therefore won't install XP. The FIX. Go into the BIOS anddisable the SATA drive (enable IDE emulation), this will make XP think it is aIDE/PATA hard disk. Then you can install XP normally. When Windows hasbeen installed then install all the device drivers (including the SATA driver),then shut down and boot up and got into the BIOS and enable the SATA drive.

Apr 14, 2011 | MSI 865GVM3-V Motherboard

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Hello fiixya. i have a v class motherboard. but getting to install windows XP was a trouble and after i got through installed software always encounter a problem and close. pls can you help me.

have you looking up are you software is compatible with your Operating System. Commonly software not compatibility on 32Bit but installed on 64Bit. you must check them.

Mar 11, 2011 | MSI K8MM-V Motherboard

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Hi, While I was installing windows xp does not recognize hard disk blue screen appears. Do I need to set sata drivers before installing? Thanks

You need to install sata hard disk drivers during xp installation, otherwise windows vista or windows 7 will not required drivers during installation.
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Dec 25, 2010 | Gigabyte GA-G41M-Combo Motherboard

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Hello i have a windows xp that are installed in an ide drive.but I am attempting to install a SATA samsung hd 250 G in a Abit VT7 A floppy disk came with the vt7 that had the drivers for the SATA...

XP can't be installed in SATA drives because it doesn't have a generic driver for them. Begin the install and during the procedure you will be asked to press F6 to install extra drivers - do just that with the driver that came on a floppy.

Oct 04, 2010 | Abit VT7 Motherboard

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Run a sata drive as main boot up drive. Xp on ide cant see new sata drive to format or install Windows 7?

XP installation does not have SATA drivers.
You need to have the SATA driver on a floppy disk and during the XP installation press F6 to install the SATA driver.
The other alternative is to change the BIOS configuration and set the disk controller to IDE or SATA native driver, then install XP.
After Windows installation then install the SATA driver.
Download the driver from the motherboard WEB site.

Oct 10, 2009 | ASUS K8S-MX Motherboard

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Hard disk is not detecting when I try to install windows 7

You should find the drivers you are looking for on the Asus website.
Here's the link to their download page,
Hope that help,
MK Support

Mar 15, 2009 | ASUS P5RD1-VM Motherboard

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Hanging on detection of drive when installing Windows XP

Installing Windows XP on a SATA hard drive is not a straight-forward task as Windows XP does not recognize the SATA drive. In order to install operating systems such as Windows XP on SATA drives, the latest SATA drivers are required.Download SATA drivers for the motherboard from the website and integrate them with the XP installation CD using software such as nLite. SATA drivers can also be installed as third party drivers; you will be prompted during the installation process. Without proper SATA drivers, installing Windows XP on a SATA hard drive is not possible as SATA mode would have to be disabled in the BIOS to continue with the installation.
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