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Windows XP does not provide drivers for all the SATA controllers, therefore, during the installation procedure, the user must insert a floppy with the drivers that came in the package along with the motherboard.

I need to install XP onto a machine with a SATA drive. I am booting from the XP CD using an external USB DVD. I am not sure how to make the SATA floppy disk so I can install the driver during installation to recognize the SATA drive.

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Standard Windows XP installation can only read SATA drivers files from floppy disc; on some laptop without floppy disk reader, i used an external usb floppy reader with success. It doesn't cost too much, and it's simple solution.

Feb 2, 2005 Install XP on SATA system with no floppy Furthermore, there is not a floppy driver controller on the motherboard (except maybe via usb). Therefore I cannot use a conventional floppy drive without a usb conversion.

Ok so I installed a new HDD, and will be using Windows xp 32 bit. will boot is if when I boot from XP CD, It tells me to hit F6 to load 3rd party drivers but nothing ever happens. I dont want to buy a floppy disk drive, and I cant find a definite The easiest fix is to go into the BIOS and set the SATA controller.

a) Prepare image of floppy-to-CD boot switcher with integrated F6 Floppy Driver files for SATA/RAID controller Create new folder C:\create_floppy_image and extract contents of

  1. Installing Windows XP on a Serial ATA hard drive is not an easy task, because the system does not recognize SATA drivers at startup. Windows XP Pro SP2 fares a little better with SATA drivers, but here is what can be done in cases where the driver is not recognized.

  2. What's F6 floppy drivers for Windows XP installation? The rest of this article assumes that you have to install Windows XP on SATA disk plugged via SATA controller configured in AHCI mode, or via RAID contoller. Install Windows XP With F6 Drivers Without Floppy. Restore Windows 7 Boot After XP Install. Windows.

  3. Boot your Windows Setup from the media you have burned earlier, no floppy required, SATA drive is automatically recognized by Windows Setup. Now, if you think that this article was interesting don't forget.

I have an Optiplex 755. I want to be able to dual boot into XP (and then upgrade one OS to Win 7). I now have C, E and F partitions, with an operating XP on C. When I boot via the XP CD, I get a BSOD during installation. This happens with the SATA operation in BIOS set to either AHCI or Legacy.

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How to install XP to SATA drive without floppy. Discussion in 'Software' started by cjon, Jun 2, 2011. I need suggestions and detailed instructions on constructing a working boot/install CD. Thanks, CJon cjon, Jun 2, 2011 #1. Here is a nice step by step guide on using Nlite to slipstream sata drivers to XP installation.