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Old 09-02-2005, 05:52 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Trouble installing WinXP after Hardware upgrade

Hello,

I'm having quite a frustrating day,

I just bought a new mobo, proc, vc, and ram from newegg(keeping my old hard drive and optical drive), and decided to re-install windows. Upon booting from the WINXP CD, asks if I want to install any third party drivers or run ASR (all the usual jazz), after this it begins loading up, upon completion loading drivers from cd, I get a blue screen telling me that I don't have any hard disks attached to my machine.

I checked the cabling and such, even my BIOS recognises my primary IDE hard drive. I am assuming it is a controller issue, my setup can run SATA, but I'm sticking with IDE for now. I cant figure out how to get windows to recognise my HD.

Here's what I was looking at:

Under my bios' IDE configuration menu it gives me these options

Configure Sata as: [Standard IDE] or [AHCI] or [Raid]

it also gives me options of IDE operation mode [enhanced] or [compatible] or [disabled]

How do I get windows to recognise me IDE hard drive? If I buy a SATA hard drive, will windows detect it stock?

HW config:

Mobo: P5AD2-E Deluxe
RAM: 2X 1gb Corsair ddr2
Proc: LGA775 3.0 ghz
VC: Sapphire X800XL 512mb

I'm sorry if I havent provided enough information, my brain is friedazzled.
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Old 09-02-2005, 07:03 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Problem solved, Thank God.

As it turns out, this specific mobo wants the CDROm as a slave of the hard drive, otherwise, sata takes over.
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