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how to install win2k on sata drive .floppy controller is dead...


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Hi!

i got a big problem....i wanted to install windows on my new samsung 250gb sata drive...but the floppy disk controller of my mobo seams to be dead.

I recognized that long time ago, if i klick on floppy drive in windows it tries to access the disk but then a msg pops up" please insert disk" ...i know that the floppy is ok cuz i tested it on a abit AN7 Mobo....is there any chance to install windows without floppy on a sata drive? when i continue without hitting F6 (for drivers from the manufacturers disk) the drive isnt recognized and just my IDE drives are listed...any clue how to do it??

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as shinobi said make sure the cable is right way around, also make sure the cable is not damaged and that no pins are bent on the floppy drive or motherboard also check that the flopy power is conected corectly and that the power cable has no short in it.

 

if it is the cable being wrong way round usualy the floppy light will remain lit BTW.

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i know that the light is lit all the time when the cable is connected the wrong way round...but it isnt lit.

it starts to light when i click on the floppy drive in windows...but then says...insert disk..even a disk is inserted...and the drive works on another pc

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Another Option if ya got no floppy or cant get one working=

 

You could on another PC make a slip streamed CD, The OS/Updates and include SATA drivers. ( if the PC that has your 250gb HDD is working pc, you can use it to make slipstream cd, youll just need to download and save drivers updates what ever to Hdd or CD before making Slipstreamed cd)

It is posssible as I have done this with both W2k & XP pro.

You can even make unatended install cd.

 

I used nLite, Check it out:

http://www.nliteos.com/nlite.html

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i know that the light is lit all the time when the cable is connected the wrong way round...but it isnt lit.

it starts to light when i click on the floppy drive in windows...but then says...insert disk..even a disk is inserted...and the drive works on another pc

 

sounds like your drive is borked then, have you tried another floppy drive alltogethertested the drive in another computer?

 

snopro, sounds like i need to look into slipstreaming myself :)

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Any errors in Device manager?

Check in Bios for floppy & related settings.

 

 

 

Just thought? How about a Guide for Nlite?

What Language?

http://www.nliteos.com/guides.html

 

Here's English:

http://www.nliteos.com/guide/

 

Get most any Microsoft Service Packs/updates/hot fixes here:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/search....?displaylang=en

Easiest is to Know the Hot Fix # (Example KB888113) and simply enter it in the "Search for Download" Box, you will have Option to save to CD/HDD/Zip what ever ya little heart desires!

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