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    Question New system. How do I install Windows XP?

    I have just taken delivery of the following:

    MSI K8V Neo FSR (NF3 250Gb)
    A64 3200+ (1MB)
    512MB Corsair PC4000 Pro
    Powercolor x800 Pro 256MB
    74GB WD Raptor HD (SATA)
    160GB WD SATA HD
    Pioneer 107 DVDRW
    Samsung 172x LCD

    The problem is that when I try to install WinXP on the system the installer cant see the SATA drives. The motherboard didnt come with an SATA floppy.

    Does anyone know where I can get the files for a floppy or which ones I need?

    Thanks in advance

    Sammy

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    sammy,

    look at the name of the SATA raid controller either in the bootup screen or on the chip on the board and then download the relevant files from the following url ;

    http://www.msi.com.tw/program/suppor...=4&CHIP=4&ID=1

    Hope this helps

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    Thanks for the quick reply Wildmonkey. Problem is the nForce 250Gb is the SATA controller and there arent any drivers for that on the link supplied.

    Cant seem to find any drivers on the nvidia site either.


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    They will probably be on the motherboard CD ?

    If they are, you'll have to copy them to a floppy before you can use them in the install.
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    I can see the chipset drivers on the CD and there is a directory called IDE and under that there is a directory called WinXP. Do you think these files are the ones I am looking for?

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    If its the nforce chipset then if I use this theory correctly it might be a silicon image 3112 or 3114 depending on how many serial ata ports that board has ( Nforce 2 NF7-S is silicon image but I may be wrong on this one )

    http://12.24.47.40/display/2/searchD...r=3.519839E-02

    Hopefully - one of these should work

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    Quote Originally Posted by WildmonkeyUK
    If its the nforce chipset then if I use this theory correctly it might be a silicon image 3112 or 3114 depending on how many serial ata ports that board has ( Nforce 2 NF7-S is silicon image but I may be wrong on this one )

    http://12.24.47.40/display/2/searchD...r=3.519839E-02

    Hopefully - one of these should work
    This is a 250Gb NF3 though, which means its got native SATA support
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    Buff, that link was what i was looking for.

    It worked perfectly.

    Thanks to all you guys.

    I wish MSI made it a bit more clear.

    Cheers
    Sammy

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