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Drivers Hello, a friend of mine has a 4600i, the sata H/D failed. She bought another 160 gb (used), we formated and then she informs me she cannot find her cd's that came with the pc. I installed xp pro and now the pc is really slow. It used to be lighting fast. Can you please help her, she's bugging out on me. I know it must be a driver problem, but why is it so slow? I know nothing about sata drives. thanks, mike

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  • Mike Parker May 25, 2007

    I should have told you, the computer reconizes the sata drive. I finally figured it out, I had the Hyper Threading on in the Bios. Turned it off and reinstalled xp again and now were cooking.
    Thank You for your help,
    Tidefan

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You have probably not installed sata/raid support floppy disc on the initial install of windows when prompted to press F6. You will need to find the make of the drive, then go to the manufaturer web site and download the HDD drivers to a floppy disc. The motherboard may also need the driver for sata/raid from the dell support site http://support.dell.com/support/downloads/driverslist.aspx?c=us&cs=19&l=en&s=dhs&ServiceTag=&SystemID=DIM_P4_4600&os=WW1&osl=en&catid=&impid=

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