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Old 09-05-2004, 10:24 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I heard a lot of talk about SATA installation problems. They said WinXp cannot detect SATA hard drives, if your just installing one. I also heard you have to insert drivers for the BIOS to recognize. But, if the SATA drive is OEM, then where is no floppy or cd-rom. So i'm just wondering how can this problem be resolved. I know MIcrobell put a post on SATA drives, but it's still a bit unclear.

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Old 09-05-2004, 10:26 PM   #2 (permalink)
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The BIOS will detect the SATA HDDs without the drivers. However, Windows will not. It is very easy to install. It's just a hassle if you don't have the proper drivers.

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Old 09-05-2004, 11:33 PM   #3 (permalink)
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you have to use a functioning computer to DL the proper drivers from either the HD's website or the Motherboards website and put them onto a floppy. During windows install it says "Press F6 for 3rd party driver support" do that and put in the floppy when it asks.

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