I have the original Windows XP when it first came out on retail without the SP1 included so it may not have what it takes to recognize SATA which is too bad. I've tried to install a SATA drive once, with no success so I quit on it and got an IDE drive instead. Now, I'm determined to make this work. It has got to work this time no matter what.
So it has to be on floppy? I wonder why GIgabyte gave me a CD that has the SATA drivers on it instead of a floppy? Can I go into BIOS and change the boot order so it will detect my other CD drive with the driver CD in it? ANother thing, I went to www.giga-byte.com
and they only have the Serial RAID driver available for download, but I don't plan on going RAID. Will that help still on installing the basic SATA drivers? I guess my motherboard uses the Silicon Image SATA driver 3114 (built in SATA Controller to mobo). The other driver download is a basic SATA driver but it's for the 64-bit Windows XP, so I know that's not for me. There's one for Linux too, but that's another story.
Edit: Ok, I just downloaded a new version SATA RAID Driver Revision 5, but it's in a .exe format. If I were to copy this onto a floppy and put it in the computer, would the computer recognize it even though Windows is in the middle of installation (after I press F6 and insert the floppy with the .exe file on it)?