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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 install. i install a fresh windows 7 without problem already. but now i have problem with xp. i apologize for my poor English. thanks alot

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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.

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