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Problem install windows xp using SATA hard disk

Hi all,
i just want ask one question.

i want to install windows xp on my new PC (specification: Intel core 2 duo E4600 2.4Ghz, 2Gb Ram, 160Gb + 250GB SATA Hardisk ,Asus mainboard). but during i install that windows xp, it show a blue screen warning. some sort like hardware problem warning. can you all explain to me how to prevent this problem so i can continue install win XP..

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  • Anonymous Dec 02, 2008

    can't use fdisk

  • SoleAngelus May 11, 2010

    need more info on the error message / when on the windows install does it produce it

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Can you inset fdisk using floppy or cd rom. it will open comment prompt. select the partition tab Delete the C partition and create partition and boot again.and and install the os package. if you have any doubt please make me mail....i will send screen shot to you. Via mail me at javidjeff@gmail.com

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INSTALLING WINDOWS XP ON A SATA HARD DRIVE


SATA HARD DRIVE ? XP INSTALLATION
The problem is that XP installation CD does not have a SATA driver, unless you have a SATA drive on a disk 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 and disable the SATA drive (enable IDE emulation), this will make XP think it is a IDE/PATA hard disk. Then you can install XP normally. When Windows has been 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.
If enabling the SATA in the BIOS does not allow the computer to boot up with SATA hard drive then change the BIOS back to what it was previously.

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