I've just finished building a PC and am now in the stages of installing an OS (XP).
However, I am having a hard time installing it because of my SATA hard drive and CD Rom.
My motherboard came with a driver CD (incl. SATA drivers). But I was told to install motherboard drivers AFTER OS installation. Even if I do try to install the driver before OS, it does not work.
I can't install the Windows XP because my motherboard is not detecting the CD-drive. So I replaced my SATA CD-drive with an IDE, and popped XP in.
But then it did not register the hard drive (because it is SATA), so it did not proceed with Windows setup.
After doing some research, I got a floppy disk (one was not included with my motherboard) and went to Gigabyte's website to download a driver to put on the floppy disk.
I thought maybe this would work, but it is not registering the floppy disk, either.
I tried extracting MENU.exe from the CD driver onto the floppy disk and that did not work either.
Do I have to do something with the hard drive? Is it possible to install XP using my SATA CD-drive?
I've exhausted all my resources and I would greatly appreciate help.
Thanks, and feel free to ask for information about anything.
GIGABYTE GA-M61P-S3 Socket AM2 NVIDIA GeForce 6100 ATX AMD Motherboard
Hard drive -
WD Caviar SE16 250GB SATA 3.0 gb/s (OEM)