I am not sure if this question should be here or in the OS section. If I need to move to that forum, please let me know.
I am trying to reload a Dell 4700 with Win XP. The unit has a SATA Maxtor III drive. I have reformatted the hard drive and am trying to get through the setup process. My understanding is that I have to hit the F6 key when asked about SCSI or RAID and then insert a floppy with the proper SATA controller drivers.
The owner's disks did not have anything with the drivers on them, so I went to Dell online and downloaded the zipped file to create the controller driver floppy disk.
When I insert the floppy drive after hitting F6 I get the following error "The file txtsetup.oem could not be found." The file is not in fact on the floppy-I checked it on another machine.
The motherboard appears to possibly be Intel with the Dell name on it. Identifying numbers are E210882 and D S/N: CN-0M3918-70821-48D-02OD.
At this point, I am not having any luck finding the proper drivers/files. I have looked at Intel support, Dell support, and Maxtor support. I went back to the Dell site and the drivers there are for a Maxtor 7V250V0, while the hard drive model number in the machine is 7L250S0. I don't know if what is on the Dell site are even the correct drivers.
If I try to proceed with the XP install, I keep getting a bunch of errors saying that files cannot be copied.
Any help would be appreciated.