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Install PCI-E SATA driver on unbootable Windows XP

My SATA controller on motherboard died. I've pluged a SATA controller on PCI-E. BIOS recognizes it just fine, boots from it, but Windows XP, I assume, lacks drivers for such a controller and reboots. ...
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Why suddenly DOS-type hexadecimal file names?

One of the fairly recent folders on my XP SATA data drive suddenly shows DOS-type hexadecimal file names (i.e., eight characters with three-character extensions) I deleted them and now my Recycle bin ...
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Accidentally Uninstalled SATA Driver from XP [duplicate]

I was uninstalling a VIA RAID/SATA utility and accidentally removed the SATA driver in the process. Once I restarted the computer and the uninstall took effect, XP no longer had the SATA driver in ...
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129 views

SATA drivers for Lenovo 3000 Y500

I tried to install WindowsXP via USB drive as DVD ROM isn't working on my notebook anymore, but the setup stuck at copying files after partitioning the disk. I googled and found out that I must ...
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56 views

Relocating a Hard Drive with shared folders from Windows XP to Windows 7

I have a secondary SATA HD in NTFS format that used to be a non-system HD for my Windows XP machine. I have folders that were shared in the network. The Windows XP has since gone out of commission, ...
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438 views

AHCI driver installed but XP32 SP3 won't recognize it - only IDE

I want to get my existing XP32 installation to switch from accessing the primary active SATA drive via AHCI instead of IDE. XP32 was originally installed via IDE. I downloaded the appropriate ...
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How do I install Windows XP via a USB - SATA/IDE adapter?

I have an Asus EB1007 EeeBox that doesn't have a CD drive. I removed the hard drive and connected it to my laptop and formatted it, via a USB to SATA/IDE adapter. How can I install Windows XP using ...
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What could cause a computer to boot from a secondary SATA drive instead of the primary?

I have an SSD with Windows 7 on it as a primary drive, and a secondary HDD with an old Windows XP install still on it. This system has been working fine for a few weeks, but suddenly the computer ...
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Changing SATA mode To IDE mode to solve Ntldr Is Missing Error after installing XP on Windows 7

I have Windows 7 Home Premium on my machine and want to install Windows XP as well. When I run through the Windows XP installation, it copies all the required files and restarts - I then get an NTLDR ...
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External USB Hard drive detected but not assigned a drive letter

I have a USB HD connected using SATA to USB connection to the a PC with XP, before it used to be recognised fine and assigned a drive letter but since some malware issues with my PC, I had to repair ...
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Maximum SATA hard drive for my machine?

I am considering adding a 2Tb SATA 2 hard drive to my machine. My motherboard is ECS KN1 SLI Extreme. It supports SATA2 and the BIOS is Phoenix AwardBIOS v6.00PG. I am running Windows XP SP3. Will ...
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Format/partition/modify USB stick to be recognised as a USB floppy drive for Win XP setup RAID/SATA drivers

Every so often I need to install Win XP on a machine that has a SATA drive and have to go through the whole mess of finding a floppy drive for the AHCI drivers and hitting F6 during setup, or ...
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Install XP(SP3) on laptop with SATA drive?

For testing purposes, I need to wipe out W7 from an Aspire 3810T laptop and install XP(SP3) on it. Tried three different CD's, but they all failed, possibly because the drive is SATA. In the BIOS, ...
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Asus SATA drivers for win XP repair

I need to run a repair install on WindowsXP on a segate sata drive. It's plugged into an asus motherboard. The repair doesn't recognize the partition (unknown) and from what I understand, thats ...
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165 views

Is it safe to switch between disk controllers

I have both Windows XP and Windows 7 installed on my laptop. XP needs the IDE disk controller. While 7 needs AHCI. I have to switch between these 2 modes before I could use one of them. Does it have ...
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How can I install XP on a SATA drive without having a floppy drive for the driver?

I have tried using nLite and downloading the "AMD SATA RAID/SATA AHCI Driver (Preinstall driver, press F6 during Windows* setup to read from floppy)" from the motherboard website and it still wont ...
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Need SATA drivers for my Intel® Desktop Board D845GVAD2

I have looked at different threads related to creating floppy disks for F6 installation. Like these - http://communities.intel.com/message/16192#16192 ...
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Software RAID on dual boot Windows and Ubuntu

Can I successfully implement a software RAID even when I use both Windows and Ubuntu? What software tools in both OSes that can help in this regard? I have 1TB sata on ASUS m4a78T-E and I wish to ...
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Why does Windows XP let a SATA hdd work in PIO mode instead of DMA?

I have a Windows XP system with 2 SATA hard drives - WD Raptor 300 & WD Caviar 500. The motherboard is P31 and I have UDMA enabled in the BIOS. Now the Raptor works in DMA mode while the Caviar ...
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775 views

RAID driver to choose for slipstreaming XP installation on ASUS P5S800

I'm trying to install Windows XP on my new SATA drive but I need to first slipstream the drivers with nLite. I've done this before, but not on an ASUS P5S800 - VM motherboard. I'm not used to the ...
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How to measure data transfer speed between my internal SATA HDD and External USB HDD?

How to measure data transfer speed between my internal SATA HDD and External USB HDD? I purchased new Seegate freego USB HDD but when i copy somthing from internal HDD to USB HDD or viceversa data ...
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HDDs ~ When SATA 1 has System + OS, should PATA 0 contain Active?

Using XP64 and XP32, I have built a computer that has 3 new SATA HDDs + 1 PATA HD. I use a lot of partitions. I have only ONE partition on the whole system set as a PRIMARY, and ALL the rest are ...
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461 views

Disk Read Error whenever i install XP pro

I have a computer which has a raid 0 with 2 hard drives When i installed Vista on the computer it worked fine, saw the raid setup and allowed me to install quickly But like most people i hated vista ...
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XP SP2 installer locks up on Compaq C500

I have a Compaq Presario C500 laptop I am trying to put XP SP2 on. I believe it originally came with Vista, and I ran Linux on it for a long time without any problems. Right after the "Press any key ...
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silicon image 3512 SATA card & BSOD

I updated the BIOS on my SiI3512 SATA card this morning because of some boot issues with Windows not detecting the card. Now my WinXP BSODs every time I boot, no matter if I choose safe mode or ...
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eSata plugged into Sata socket via adaptor cable very slow

Why would an external eSata Drive (xSonic with 500Gb notebook Hard Drive) run ok on a Silicon Image based PCI-E to eSata adaptor at about 35MB/s, But then run really slow when plugged into NForce4 ...