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Sata have no floppy disk can i put drivers on a cd rom

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    supercrook Aug 27, 2008

    thamks i will just bin it

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The short answer is no. Because of the aged technology of XP it will only recognize A drive (floppy) . A USB flash drive won't work either. You have to use a slipstrem utility like "nlite" and burn a special XP CD that should have your SATA driver integrated into. You can load the SATA driver from computer makers' support site. If you have a CD burner and a working computer you can make a slipstream XP CD by following the instructions available.

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Hi.

I will explain you the issue.

The notebook is preinstalled with a SATA hard drive which needs seperate drivers to be installed inorder to get the hard drive detected. The drivers for the SATA can be installed only by using a floppy drive. As the notebook does not have a floppy drive installed, we can either try disabling the SATA native support in BIOS or install the drivers with the help of a USB floppy drive.

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or

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1. Download the driver to a directory on your hard drive.

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Installation Instructions:

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1. Insert the operating system CD, and Power On the notebook to boot
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2. At the very beginning of the operating system installation, the following prompt is displayed at the bottom of the screen:

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When the prompt is displayed, press F6.

3. Later in the operating system installation, you are notified that a mass storage device could not be detected. When this notification occurs, press S (S=Specify Additional Device).

4. When prompted, insert the diskette that was created from the SoftPaq file, and then press Enter.

5. Select "Intel 82801HEM/HBM SATA AHCI Controller (Mobile ICH8M-E/M)" and press Enter.

NOTE: At this point, the following prompt MAY be displayed, depending on the version of your operating system CD. If the prompt is displayed, press Enter to use the default Windows driver and continue, if it is not displayed, continue with Step 6. The prompt reads as follows:

Windows already has a driver that you can use for
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Unless the device manufacturer prefers that you use the driver on the floppy disk, you should use the driver in Windows.

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