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i got a brand new Seagate 80GB Barracuda 7200.9 Sata II 7200rpm 8MB

 

this is the only hard drive and i want to install windows xp onto it

 

do not want raid

 

do i need to press F6 while instaling and put the floppy disk in that came with my mobo(see sig, ignore the maxtor)

 

do i need to download Seagate DiscWizard and boot from a floopy disk

 

i really need help, never had sata in my like, always installed XP on a IDE drive

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Hi,

 

1)Don't matter for you but only ever plug in the hard drive you want to install XP on.

2) No need to press [f6] or use floppy or enable raid in bios. Just make sure sata has data lead & power lead plugged in.

 

3) just boot up from CD by holding down the [ESC] key & selecting the drive containing your xp cd.

 

luck :)

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If you want FAT32 file system you will have to boot to a windows 98 or ME floppy and do the format. XP setup will only format NTFS for a drive your size. There are other methods of formatting FAT32, but if you have one of those floppies, that's the easiest way.

Michael

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Yes your on sata2 capable mobo.

Check ontrol panel - device manager - IDE/Atapi controllers - Nvidia Nforce4 Serial Ata Controller properties - Promary or secondary chammel & u should see Transfer mode = Serila Ata Generation2 - 3G

 

this = sata2 :)

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