Windows XP and SATA II

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January 17, 2009 at 13:49:36
Specs: Windows XP Pro w/SP2, AMD Athlon64 3200+
Hello Everybody,

I'm trying to find out if I can install Windows XP on and SATA II drive? I just purchased a new Western Digital hard drive to replace my current hard drive, which is showing signs of failure. I used Data Lifeguard Tools to setup my new hard drive and transfer, or copy, one partition to the other one (the new one). Everything seemed to go as it should until proceeded to boot up my new hard drive, and the message "OS not found" appeared at bootup. I had heard that Windows XP won't install on a SATA II drive and as I purchased this drive with that thought out of my mind at the time. So my question and problem is, is this true? Can I use this drive to run Windows XP?


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January 17, 2009 at 14:04:39
You will need the SATA drivers on floppy disk to install XP, available from your motherboard maker.
Not sure how you will go with using the image you have.
Check in bios settings to see if you have PATA compatability mode for SATA drives, if yes then switch it on and you should be good to go.

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