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I have windows xp installation files on a USB drive using wintoflash. I've downloaded mass storage driverpack and slipstreamed them into the install. when the bootup begins I press f6 at the appropriate screen to enable sata drivers for my harddrive. Then it comes to the partition/harddrive selection screen, I only see my usb flash stick. I'm at my wits end with this problem. I need to install xp.

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Molly, I did everything you mentioned in # 2 before asking the question and my bios won't allow me to change the controller. I think I could borrow a friends usb floppy drive. –  Oracle2b Dec 11 '09 at 11:03
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well, F6 only supports the driver installation via floppy disk, two options:

  1. attach a USB floppy drive

  2. slipstream the controller driver into your XP installation CD (e.g. with nLite) and then transfer it to USB with WinToFlash.

not familiar with the Compaq Mini 110, but can you change the controller mode from AHCI to IDE in the BIOS?

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