Installing Windows XP on SATA (ATA, RAID ?) disk
Posted on 2007-11-22
When I try to install Windows XP on a SATA disk that I have reformatted (using Fdisk from bootdisk to remove existing partitions and create a new on then Format) the first phase goes well - copying the files - and then when the computer rebbots after removing the floppy I get the opening screens of the next phase with "press F6 for RAID etc" and "press F? for ASR" then I get the BS of D...
This is exactly like the phenomen I met up with a few months back - I put the problem to EE - and I found that it was because the hard disk was on the middle plug on the IDE cable instead of on the end plug (although declared as Master...).
Do I need a special driver to get Windows to pull in this SATA disk when I'm asked to press F6 or have I got a dud disk?