Question about Microsoft Windows XP Professional With Servise Pack 2 (e8503040) for PC
Hello help me out,, i have recently re installed xp sp2 on my already existed xp software..my hard disk is 80 gb sata.. after booting in my computer it is not showing my dvd rw drive... and i am unable to format my sata harddisk..because it is not being detected..and when i use other harddisk for booting i am able to connect my sata as external harddisk but it is not booting up...help me out My laptop doesn't recognise my dvd anymore. I tried to find the right drivers on the internet. I couldn't find them.
Sounds like you need your manufacturer's SATA drivers.
This problem exists a lot when installing Windows from scratch on SATA hard disks. When you start the installation, Windows prompts you to "load additional drivers". It's at this point you put a floppy disk with the SATA drivers in.
If your install is already working, but just stopped as you say... then you could hunt around the BIOS for a SATA "compatibility" mode, which will get you booting straight away. Install the SATA drivers and you can then put the drive back into normal operation instead of compatibility mode.
This is also the reason why your other hard disk with Windows can see the SATA disk and optical drive... it probably has the SATA drivers installed.
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