windows repair Sata controller car

Sony p4 / Pcv-rx463ds
September 4, 2009 at 21:37:42
Specs: Windows XP, P4 1.8 256 ram
I have just installed a sata controller card and hard drive.

This is the only hard drive on the machine

Hard drive has data on it and previous installation on it.

I am trying to perform a windows repair so I don't have to reformat drive, but at this point I can't boot from my xp boot floppies (card skips by them).

My question> is there a way I can get files to make a bootable USB drive or CD from microsoft (legally free)

Is there a way I can boot from my floppy drive with the Sata card installed, so far I have not had any luck.

Thanks in advance,

amtk350


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#1
September 5, 2009 at 01:14:02
Use nLITE and create a Customised XP CD with the SATA Controller Chipset Drivers included, then go thru the Repair Install process.

http://www.nliteos.com/nlite.html

Alternatively copy them to a Floppy and press F6 at start of install to offer the drivers.......

FYI the 6 boot floppies only allow the Recovery Console to be accessed, you need an XP CD otherwise.


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#2
September 7, 2009 at 08:21:53
Thanks MWCC,

nLite worked better then my wildest dreams!!!


Anyone who stumbles upon this post should download it as it is a really important utility.

This was an even better lifesaver because my floppy drive and disks were crapping out.

Thanks once again,

amtk350


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#3
September 7, 2009 at 08:45:29
Okay it's fixed

;-)


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