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Sata CDROM Fresh XP Install Issue.

excitable asked
Last Modified: 2013-11-09
I have a GA p35-dq6 with sata cdrom and sata hdd's. This is a first fresh install of XP SP2. Assumed that the bios would not recognize any of the sata devices until drivers are loaded. Purchased USB floppy but am not sure of the exact steps to get around problem. Have alternate system to use but do not want to create bootable cdrom as my other system does not have NERO or similar software.
Thanks in advance.
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i believe you do not need to load the sata drivers from floppy, just connect the drives to SATA110,111
and set your CD rom as boot device in the advanced section of the bios  pg 43 of manual
connect drives as per pg 29 - sata mode pg 45
manual :  http://europe.giga-byte.com/FileList/Manual/motherboard_manual_ga-p35-dq6_e.pdf


In the Appendix "Configuring SATA Hard Drives" it goes through the process of creating a floppy with the SATA drivers and pressing F6 during install to load 3rd party drivers. I am probably incorrect but wouldn't this imply that the SATA/CDROM drivers would not be present at the time of install also?

Sorry first build jitters.
The drivers are for the controller card the SATA drives are connected to, not the actual drive itself.
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>>   I am probably incorrect    <<  not at all - do as advised there. it just seems odd for a board like that you still need to load the drivers from floppy.
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and i would use a normal floppy, not a usb one; you must be able to access a usb floppy before  drivers are loaded. you can try by enabling usb, and checking if it is capable

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