XPsetup does't detect SATA devices

Micro-star international / MS-7071
December 31, 2008 at 23:47:27
Specs: Windows XP, 3.06g/1g
i con format sata hdd in msdos, but wen tring to setup winxp, xpsetup does't detect SATA hdd devices.

can anyone help me,

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January 1, 2009 at 02:05:13
Use nLITE to create an XP Slipstreamed CD with the correct SATA Controller Drivers, also ensure the BIOS states Legacy / IDE Mode for SATA.


Also why use MS-DOS to format the drives, XP install has that facility during installation, MS-DOS died years ago...

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January 1, 2009 at 03:54:34
Use a floppy disk to load the SATA controller drivers during setup. You may also be able to use a CD or USB key.


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January 1, 2009 at 06:48:32
If using the IDE compatibility mode you don't need to install the SATA drivers but the drive will perform at IDE speeds. Slip streaming the drivers will allow SATA II burst speeds. If you rig and drive are both SATA II compatible then it is probably worth it.

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January 1, 2009 at 11:39:56
"MS-DOS died years ago..."

I still use DOS to restore my Operating System from backup images. :-) The imaging programs run under DOS.

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