|You don't need to make a "slipstreamed" CD unless your XP CD has no SP1 or later updates built in and you have a hard drive larger than 137gb manufacturer's size. |
Your XP CD must have SP1 updates or later included on it in order for Setup to support recognizing hard drives larger than 137gb manufacturer's size as their full size. XP CDs with SP2 or SP3 updates built in have SP2 or SP3 printed on them.
Whether an XP CD has SP1 updates included can be determined by searching using it's volume label - the label you see for the CD in My Computer or Windows Explorer - on the web.
If your CD has no SP updates, and if you have a hard drive larger than 137gb, you must make yourself a "slipstreamed" CD (preferably a CD-R) that has the contents of your CD that has had the SP3 updates integrated into it - while you're doing that you can also integrate the SATA controller drivers into that - then you use THAT CD to install Windows instead of the original one.
It's easier to set the SATA controller(s) in your bios Setup to IDE compatibility mode. Then the XP CD will find SATA drives fine.
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After Setup has finished,
Whenever you load Windows from a regular Windows CD (or DVD) from scratch, after Setup is finished you must load the drivers for the mboard, particularly the main chipset drivers, in order for Windows to have the proper drivers for and information about your mboard hardware, including it's AGP or PCI-E, ACPI, USB 2.0 if it has it, and hard drive controller support. If you have a generic system and have the CD that came with the mboard, all the necessary drivers are on it. If you load drivers from the web, brand name system builders and mboard makers often DO NOT have the main chipset drivers listed in the downloads for your model - in that case you must go to the maker of the main chipset's web site, get the drivers, and load them.
Load the main chipset drivers first.
After you have loaded the drivers for SATA controller(s), then you can set your SATA controller(s) in your bios Setup to SATA (a.k.a. AHCI) mode.