Problems installing XP on a SATA drive

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  1. zoo

    zoo ICE CREAM

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    I'm trying to install XP from scratch on a SATA drive, but it runs the Windows setup from the CD, reboots then either reports a disk error or reboots repeatedly.

    I've read on some sites that you need to put your motherboard's SATA drivers on a floppy and use it during Windows setup, however my mobo's CD didn't come with any SATA drivers :dunno: (only RAID).

    I can't get it to install, and I can't find any SATA drivers, so I'm getting nowhere :wtc: anyone help?

    For the record my mobo is made by Foxconn...




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  2. zoo

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    Also I've checked the BIOS and as far as I can tell it's set up properly, SATA is set to IDE mode etc. And XP setup does detect it initially, and formats it, copies the setup files, but then the restarting etc. begins.
     
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  4. zoo

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    I thought it might be so I tried it in another machine and it worked fine.
     
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    you need the sata drivers. Many mobos save cost by NOT including the floppy. Gotta make one.
     
  6. Doomsday

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    XP SP2 has sata drivers
     
  7. zoo

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    So how do I make one? Like I said, the drivers aren't included on the mobo installation/driver CD.. just RAID, audio, etc.
     
  8. zoo

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    So if I boot from and install a version of XP that already has SP2 it'll work?
     
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    xp sp2 does *NOT* have sata drivers any different than any other genuine xp disc
     
  10. negative zero

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    what's the mobo model #
     
  11. Doomsday

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    Yeah, I think you're right.
    I have PATA/IDE emulation that skip's the installation of SATA drivers.
    It was never an issue, so I always thought it just uses generic windows drivers. :o
     
  12. zoo

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    Foxconn 946GZ7MA-1.1
    Foxconn 946PL7MA-1.1

    That's what it says on the instructions that come with it :dunno:
     
  13. deusexaethera

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    Go to the company's website, look up the motherboard you have, download the SATA driver for it, and put it on a floppy disk.
     

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