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    sata xp drivers

    about the reformat my machine and think i remember having to get some sata drivers on a floppy to allow xp to detect the drive at the start of installation .... am i right? and if so can anyone point me in the direction of said driver package?

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    I didnt need any for my sata drive and I'm even running my only optical drive on a sata connection

    I just threw in the xp pro cd and installed away

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    you need to have a driver on a floppy, which is treated as a RAID controller - press F6 when the installer prompts you to, then halfway through starting the installer it'll ask you to put in the driver floppy.

    there's no one driver which always applies - every controller has its own drivers. the general format is a TXTSETUP.OEM file on the root of the floppy, a file with no extension which windows uses as a disk label, and then a .INF and .SYS of the actual driver.

    check the website for your controller manufacturer, any driver downloads should be in ths form, just extract them onto a floppy.

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    In addition to Joe's comments, if it's an Intel chipset using either ICH5 or ICH5R, many boards can have the controller set to 'legacy mode' via BIOS which removes the need to supply drivers.

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    ok yeah rmemeber the f6 bit now
    i beleive the drives a seagate, but if i'm gettin what ur sayin correct i need the controller drivers for the sata chip - onboard on my a7n8x dlx - therefore i should be checkin asus's site?

    cheers for the info chaps

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