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reinstalling Windows XP

By richardpika ·
I have save the changes to the BIOS setup menu and my CD-Rom drive has no problem as you have said..... But yet it still can't boot from the Xp cd...Someone mention to me that it must be its sata hardrive but i really dont know what he's talking about.

i need Some answers.......

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You will need to find the Sata drivers for your motherboard

by Jacky Howe In reply to reinstalling Windows XP

Extract and Copy the SATA Drivers to a Floppy Disk. Boot from the XP CD and when prompted, press F6 to install the SATA drivers from the floppy disk. If you haven't a Floppy Drive Slipstream your XP installation with the SATA drivers.
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How To: Slipstream your XP installation
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Download nLite
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http://home.midmaine.com/~nlite/nlite/nLite-1.4.8.installer.exe
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These are the steps that I took
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Download the Sata Drivers from the manufacturesrs web site.
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Installed Nlite
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Extracted Sata Drivers to a folder named Sata
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Copied the entire XP CD to a folder named XPS
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Ran Nlite and Browsed to the XPS folder, Next, next then selected Drivers and Bootable ISO click next
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At the Drivers Tab click insert, single driver and navigate to the folder with the inf for windows XP.
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Highlight it and select open and select next. Select Textmode driver and select the XP Sata driver and click OK.
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Click next and Yes to apply changes, next and select Make ISO. Use Nero or similar to burn it to a CD.
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Boot from your new XP CD and install XP.
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Boot from CD

by willcomp In reply to reinstalling Windows XP

Have you tried booting from another bootable CD? The UBCD is a good one to try as is any live Linux CD such as Knoppix or Ubuntu.
http://www.ultimatebootcd.com/

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Geeze I'm slippin

by Jacky Howe In reply to Boot from CD

I didn't realise that the OP was refering to the original post that OH Smeg replied to.

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It's punishment for all your name-calling!! :^0 <NT>

by OldER Mycroft In reply to Geeze I'm slippin
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