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    Need help with XP install on SATA.

    I need help installing XP on a SATA hard drive. I also don’t have a floppy drive. Will I need a floppy in order for the system to recognise the SATA drive? I have a motherboard (ASROCK Conroe esata2) support CD. How do I go abouts setting the SATA so I can then load windows XP?

    Also, does anyone know of any tools I can use to check my cpu, board and graphics card temps?

    Thank you

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    do a search for neowins guide to making a intergrated XP CD, you can add the sata drivers on the XP install to work around the lack of floppy..

    or go spend a fiver on a floppy like i did as i couldnt be arsed using xplite to make a new cd..

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    I might as well borrow a floppy from a friend. Cheers for the info.

    Also, Does anyone know of any good tools used to monitor cpu, board and graphics card temps?

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    sorry forgot about that..

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    Just as an aside - nlite is great for integrating loadsa drivers into your Windows XP install. Can be used to create an unattended install too.

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    Don't know if this will help,but on the 2 conroe boards i recently installed winxp on i did'nt need to install the sata drivers for it to find and install winxp.

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    I really doubt you'll need extra drivers if you are installing a single SATA drive, you need additional drivers normally when you are installing a RAID system and want to use an onboard RAID controller (the drivers for which would normally be on your mobo disk anyway). Not everything works as expected though
    Last edited by TamDigital; 27-09-2006 at 10:16 AM.

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    There should be a SATA port or two that will work in the installation without a floppy, check the motherboard manual it should say in there

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    Hmn... I did an install of XP x64 last night and it didn't ask me for any SATA drivers?
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