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Sata HD not seen by OS

During install I cannot get XP to see my sata hd. XP prompts me to hit F3 to reboot. I am at a loss here. help me please

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  • Original Flo Sep 08, 2008

    i try to install win xp 64 bit (but the problem persists even if i try the xp 32 bit version), but xp fails to recognize my sata hard disk. i do not know where to find raid controller drivers to incorporate them with nLite in a .iso image. can someone help me please?


  • jan_gundorf Oct 02, 2008

    Exactly the same problem here. What was the solution for this please?

  • sk singh Nov 18, 2008

    i cannot see my seagate Sata HD on my xp sp2 operating system.
    Please help.


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You need to insert "DriiverPacks" into a Windows CD copied to hard drive using "Nlite"
http://driverpacks.net/DriverPacks/
go to the above site for them
you need
"Driverpack MassStorage"
I did it just follow instructions

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