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If you are trying to install Windows XP then - 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.http://www.fixya.com/support/r4335035-installing_windows_xp_sata_hard_drive
OF COURSE there are no Windows XP networking drivers for this Intel motherboard. WinXP was released in 2001; this motherboard wasn't even DESIGNED until XP had already been replaced by Windows Vista and Windows 7. Why would Intel ever bother to make drivers for an OLD operating system for NEW hardware?
You bought NEW hardware; you need a NEW operating system to make it work. If you want to use XP, you won't be able to do any networking with this system. If you want to be able to network this system, you'll need to buy a modern operating system for the modern hardware.
I know this isn't the answer you want to hear, but you also won't find Microsoft writing a NEW operating system to work with my OLD AMD 386DX-40 motherboard. Of course, you can always complain to Intel and Microsoft, but that won't change the reality. You have NEW hardware, which is great, but NO ONE is going to design and write NEW drivers for an OLD operating system to work with your new system.
If you have a valid Win XP Pro CD and want to install the operating system you'll need to format your hard disk drive. If you have allot of data on you're hard disk drive, (In Win 2000) Suggest you create a second partition within the free space of you're hdd and install windows XP Pro. Boot you're system with the XP CD. Pay close attention to the display screens. Follow the instructions for creating a second partition.
Format the new partition. (Quick). Install windows XP on the new partition. Once completed you can copy your personal data to win XP.
If you choose to keep the win 2000 partition and you do not wish to have a dual boot system than remove/delete the root files from the 2000 partition. These files; Autoexec.bat and Boot.ini. You're new XP Boot.ini should read like this;
[boot loader] timeout=30 default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS [operating systems] multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Professional" /noexecute=optin /fastdetect /usepmtimer
Once you're satisfied an no longer need win 2000 use windows diskmgmt.msc from the run command to delete the win 2000 partition.
Win 2000 uses a FAT16 where Win XP uses the FAT NTFS.
Here could be five various steps you can go about.
Method 1: Perform a clean install of Windows XP Use
this method for a clean installation of Windows XP. A clean
installation removes all data from your hard disk by repartitioning and
reformatting your hard disk and reinstalling the operating system and
programs to an empty (clean) hard disk.
Method 2: Upgrade to Windows XP Use this method
if you are upgrading to Windows XP from Microsoft Windows 98, Microsoft
Windows Millennium Edition, or Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional.
Method 3: Install Windows XP to a new hard disk Use
this method to install Windows XP to a new hard disk. This is typically
done when a new hard disk is installed on your computer.
Method 4: Install Windows XP to a new folder (parallel installation) Use
this method to install Windows XP to a new folder (parallel
installation) to either run two operating systems, or to access,
repair, or retrieve data from a damaged disk.
Method 5: Perform a multiple boot operation Use
this method to install Windows XP as a separate operating system on
your computer. This lets you install more than one operating system on
your computer and select which operating system that you want to use
every time that you start your computer.
To check the detailed information, check this Microsoft Knowledge Base Article.
reformat means that you have to install an fresh copy of your operating system to the hard drive. if you do have a cd of your windows installer like windows xp, just put it in your cd drive and restart your computer and boot from that cd. be sure to erase the partition that has your corrupt operating system installed ok to replace it with the new xp that your going to install...