Dell XPS 600 desktop re-installation problems

Hi,

I have Dell XPS 600 desktop computer. I need to re-install Windows XP on it as I am getting a blue screen and can not boot it even in a safe mode. I have an XP  installation disc and found out on the Dell website that I need to create a floppy dics to support SATA hard drive. The hard drive is WD2500JS-75NCB52. It is 250GB.

I have created the floppy drive and pressed F6 during the file copy but when the floppy disc was initialized I got the error  txtsetup.oem could not be found. I cannot procced further.

Could you please help?

Many thanks
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☠ MASQ ☠Commented:
Use this file for the Maxtor Drives for the XPS 600
It comes with instructions to export the files to a floppy disk
All SATA driver floppies need to contain the file txtsetup.oem to work with the XP installer - either it is not on the disk, it is corrupt or the floppy drive is faulty.
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DavidPresidentCommented:
make sure also that this isn't in a subdirectory on the floppy. Everything must be in the root directory. Ok to have subdirectories, but they won't be scanned. This is unlike searching for drivers on a CD where you are given a browse option.      
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edbedbCommented:
Go to ther BIOS configuration. Probably press F2 at startup.
Select the SATA options and press enter
Go to the bottom choice in that section. (I am doing this from memory)
Change the selected mode, there are only 2 choices
Save the changes then restart the computer in normal mode.
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RemapAuthor Commented:
Many thanks. Spot on.
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