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Old 02-11-2005, 03:06 PM   #1 (permalink)
samlinton
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Question How do I set up a SATA hard disk in new system?

I have built a new computer and I have 1 SATA 200GB Maxtor Diamond Max10 hard disk installed. I have it wired up with the proper Sata cable to my ASUS P5gda deluxe motherboard which supports Sata disks.

I haven't yet installed any software or drivers for anything. Not even windows. I will be installing Windows XP home.

What do I have to do? Have I to partition the disk? Do I use FAT32. Do I have to Format it first. And do I use FDISK or anything like that? Or is it as simple as just putting in the Windows CD?

I know that's a lot of questions but I never did this before.

If anyone has any suggestions I'd be grateful for the help.

Thanks, Sam.......
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