SATA and XP Pro SP1

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Punkychan, Jan 1, 2008.

  1. Punkychan

    Punkychan OSNN Addict

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    Hi Guys,
    Merry Xmas and Happy New Year.Been quite sometimes since I last did my posts.
    I am going to buy a new system just to support the present one in my office now.Its cheap, damn cheap but come with no OS.I intend to install XP Pro SP1 into it.The problem is ( for me ) this thing comes with a SATA drive.But no raid - just a single drive.
    After searchings and reading on the net plus this forums , it tends to put me off a bit when installing XP into SATA drive.Some said XP will ask for drivers , blah blah blah....
    I've installed XP into IDE numerous numbers of times - no problem at all.
    The mainboard is [SIZE=-1]SiS 761GX Chipset[/SIZE]
    Can I just install XP directly after checking on the bios that board will detect that sata drive or do I still need that driver even on a single NON raid drive.
    Can check the system here

    Waiting for some good news.Thank you
     
  2. Dark Atheist

    Dark Atheist Moderator Political User Folding Team

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    i would get XP with SP2, and you can load drivers before you install XP just press F6 when it tells you too and you will be propmpted for the sata/raid drivers, although i have never had to put sata drivers in before i have installed XP, XP seems to pick them up and installs just fine, and i have 3 SATA drives in this pc :)
     
  3. kcnychief

    kcnychief █▄█ ▀█▄ █ Political User Folding Team

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    You could always try like Carpo said, and be sure to download SP2 when you finish building. Pretty sure MS doesn't push updates to SP1 machines anymore for XP.