General discussion

Locked

SATA disk

By computab ·
Is it possible to install a SATA hard disk after installing Windows XP Pro on a IDE disk? It is not recognised in Disk Management. The usual way to install it is to press F6 before installing windows and before formatting it.

This conversation is currently closed to new comments.

9 total posts (Page 1 of 1)  
| Thread display: Collapse - | Expand +

All Comments

Collapse -

by djmorrissey In reply to SATA disk

You need to change the BIOS setting. The SATA drive connection needs to be set to the option other then SATA (I've seen three names for this combined / legacy mode). We ran into this using Ghost on some Dell systems. After the drive is set you may be able to go back to SATA mode.

Collapse -

by computab In reply to

This is a ASUS P4V8X-X board. There is no such setting. When I tried to install Windows on the SATA disk, after pressing F6, it wanted the file TXTSETUP.OEM, which was not in the download from the website. I contacted their tech support, and they emailed me a 'RAR' file which I cannot open. I installed windows on an IDE disk, it can see the SATA disk in the BIOS, but not in Windows.

Collapse -

by p.j.hutchison In reply to SATA disk

You need WinRAR from http://www.rarlab.com/download.htm
to open your RAR file to extract the driver files then use Device Manager or Add Hardware control panel to install drivers.

Collapse -

by computab In reply to

Thanks for that.

Collapse -

by HAL 9000 Moderator In reply to SATA disk

The driver should have been on a floppy that came with the M'Board labelled RAID. That has the SATA Drivers on it and will allow you to install from there after loading the SATA Drivers.

If you have lost the Floppy the driver is here

http://tinyurl.com/8so4e

Under the RAID option all you need do is download the correct OS version and copy these files to the Root of a Floppy and you can install the OS onto the SATA drive.

If all you want to do is use the SATA drive in conjunction with the IDE Drive you should just need to Add New Hardware and then use this driver to get a working recognised SATA drive.

You can't at this point in time Ghost the IDE to SATA Drive as the SATA driver will not be present on the SATA drive and it will be impossible to boot from.

Col

Collapse -

by computab In reply to

Thanks for that

Collapse -

by pleclaire In reply to SATA disk

If you are looking for a way to install xp on a Serial ATA drive, without a floppy. Use a slipstream disk. Just use google.

Collapse -

by computab In reply to

No, I just wanted to use a SATA drive as a secondary to the IDE drive

Collapse -

by computab In reply to SATA disk

This question was closed by the author

Back to Windows Forum
9 total posts (Page 1 of 1)  

Related Discussions

Related Forums