Xp Pro install wont go past restart

October 17, 2010 at 18:35:22
Specs: Windows XP Pro SP3
Hello...hope Im in the right spot....
this computer is going to be the death of me.
Im trying to format an old pc of mine for use as a spare/for a friend/whatever....here's as far as I have got...

Its an Asus K8VX motherboard and I have a sata harddrive Im trying to use with Windows Professional SP3.
I get into the Windows Setup, F6 to install the drivers for the sata just fine, let windows install its preliminary files,delete the existing partition and recreate it brand new. Then it formats ntfs, tells me the system needs to restart and then when it does parks me right back at the beginning of the install asking for F6 again.

Ive also installed Ubuntu, when I was running LiveCD i could do whatever I want to the harddrive (make files,etc) I could even see the partial windows installation on it! But as soon as I tried to boot to ubuntu without cd in....I get no where.


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October 17, 2010 at 18:46:03
You shouldn't need to install SATA drivers, I have XP pro installed on a 300 Gb. SATA hard drive without any additional drivers.

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October 18, 2010 at 08:31:50
If I try to install windows without said drivers the windows setup tells me it doesnt detect a drive at all and my only option is to exit the setup

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