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Istalling windows Hi. I need help from somebody. My problem is that i have a new sata II 250gb hard disk in my computer. There is also a windows xp installed on my old 80gb hard disk.I wanted to install wiindows on the new one, so i plugged off the old one. But after restarting it was written: Disk boot failure insert system disk and press enter. So I installed windows xp onto new hard disk without plugging off the old one. Now when the system is loading, i can choose from 2 windows. But what can i do if i want to have only one, that one on the new. I again tried to plug off the old one after installation, but still written out? disk failure... Thanks for your help. Nice day for everybody!

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Because you have a dual boot system, you have two 'C' drives, which in fact is a good idea if you get a system failure on the drive you are using, you can select the other and still view any files on the other drive through my computer.

f using XP, right click my computer, then properties, then click advanced tab, then startup and recovery listing click settings, at the top system startup, select the default operating system, then click EDIT button, then delete the value that points to the other hard drive more than likely listed as disc1, disk 0 will be the one you have connected as master boot hard drive

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When i try to install windows xp pro , it says press any key to boot from cd . then it says inspecting files.. then it just restarts everytime. do i need sata drivers


Hi there,
Please try going into the BIOS of your computer try to reload the defaults and check if it will happen again.
If it happens again, try going back to the BIOS and try staying there and see if the computer will restart.
If it restarts in BIOS mode that means your computer has a problem with the memory or the motherboard.
If windows xp cannot find a hard drive it will tell you that it cannot find a disk to install windows xp and will not restart by itself.
I think you have a different problem than just the sata drivers.
Hope this helps!

Jun 25, 2011 | Operating Systems

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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.

on Mar 14, 2010 | Operating Systems

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I want to install Windows XP on Sony Vaio VGN CS15GN B instead of Windows Vista but it is not happening kindly help


---------------> Perform a clean install of Windows XP 1)- Start your computer from the Windows XP CD. To do this, insert the Windows XP CD into your CD drive or DVD drive, and then restart your computer.
2)- When you see the "Press any key to boot from CD" message, press any key to start the computer from the Windows XP CD.
3)- At the Welcome to Setup screen, press ENTER to start Windows XP Setup.
4)- Read the Microsoft Software License Terms, and then press F8.
5)- Follow the instructions on the screen to select and format a partition where you want to install Windows XP.
6)- Follow the instructions on the screen to complete the Windows XP Setup.

Note:- Back up all important information before you perform a clean installation of Windows XP. Save the backup to an external location, such as a CD or external hard disk.

May 25, 2011 | Operating Systems

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XP not recognizing 5th SATA drive in new motherboard


Hello,

Since you are a experienced PC user, I will cut down to the chase as I might have a idea what your problem might be. I tried to find more into on your issue but couldn't source anthing of importance:

It might be that your last SATA port that you have connected your hard drive is different from all the remaining 5 - Meaning it is set up differently BY DEFAULT in the BIOS. FOr example it might be set up to be on a certain "RAID" setting or mode that might prevent it from being seen within Windows XP.
What I am trying to get at is that maybe that last drive "mirrors" another drive by default.

Please try also to download the latest BIOS for you mainboard, and make sure all hard drives in the BIOS have the same setting on them individually. Spefically, check your RAID and AHCI settings, boot up lineup and other settings that might influence this.

Also check if your new hard drive isn't faulty, since it picks up in BIOS but not in device manager - The drive might have a plate fault or a read/write head issue. This might explain why it is visible in both the BIOS AND the device manager under "Hardware devices" but not in the "Disk Manager/Management".

As you know how to format and partition a drive, i do not need to query if the drive as been initialized, since you already have set up the other 4 hard drives without a problem.

May 24, 2010 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional

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Hi, I got a free HP compaq desktop, the small ones, is 2.66hz it was working fine, but i don't have the password for the administrator in a xp pro, so I just reinstall a new copy of XP but now this...


please load xp again and press f 6 when you see it on the screen to load sata devices .
sata softwares and drivers are required in certain computers to load windows so while loading you will be asked to load those drivers through a floppydrive, so u must have
1)sata raid drivers (according to the hard ware installed in hp.)this piece of hard ware will not allow xp to boot if you dont give its drivers through a floppy drive(during installation and setup of windows.
so u must now have
1 floppy drive(usb)
2 a floppy disk with sata drivers
3)usb port to attach the usb floppy drive
after loading xp you will see xp running trouble free.
a easy solution is to load vists and the drivers are already there in vista cd.

Sep 19, 2009 | Operating Systems

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I can not install windows XP on Toshiba Satellite U300, windows


You must have latest Windows Xp CD .
Latest Motherboard chipset does not recognise hard disk without proper sata raid or sata driver. So you can install sata driver if u have USB floppy drive by downloading latest Sata raid to floppy. At the time of installation you will see a message press f6 to if u need to install raid driver.then press f6 asking for floppy drive and floppy insert press enter to continue.

Jun 27, 2009 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional With...

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The window can't find the hard drive


Hi...

If your hard disk is SATA then you need to press the F6 to activate it... but you must have the diskette containing the needed drivers. But if you have a PATA hard disk then try reinserting the cable... Then try to install again.

goodluck... keep us posted for the result and problem...

happy Fixya...

Apr 16, 2009 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional

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2 hard disks


Because you have a dual boot system, you have two 'C' drives, which in fact is a good idea if you get a system failure on the drive you are using, you can select the other and still view any files on the other drive through my computer.

f using XP, right click my computer, then properties, then click advanced tab, then startup and recovery listing click settings, at the top system startup, select the default operating system, then click EDIT button, then delete the value that points to the other hard drive more than likely listed as disc1, disk 0 will be the one you have connected as master boot hard drive

Aug 29, 2008 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional With...

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My dvd rw is not detected


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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Problem install windows xp using SATA hard disk


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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