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Installing Windows XP with a SATA drive

Discussion in 'Software' started by Professor-Falken, Dec 24, 2008.

  1. Professor-Falken

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    I was installing Windows XP on a Compaq computer and received a message, that the computer could not find the drive, i checked the drive in Setup and it is an SATA drive. I heard that SATA drive need special drivers in order to install Windows XP. So could someone tell me how to setup windows on a SATA drive.


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  2. BosonMichael
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    I found the info within 2 seconds. You can too! Just click here.

    You don't need us to tell you the answer. I promise you, if you search for windows xp sata, there will be 11.8 million hits that you can use.
     
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  3. r.h.lee

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    Professor Falken,

    Does the Compaq computer have a floppy disk drive?
     
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  4. zebulebu

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    This is getting ridiculous now.

    For anyone who hasn't been around long enough to know, this poster is NOT on a wind-up - he is perfectly genuine.

    What you are doing by bothering to answer his questions is doing his job for him. He works in a computer repair shop. Now I'm not too sure about the rest of you but, full of the christmas spirit as I am at this festive time, even I draw the line at doing someone else's work (that they are being paid for) for them - especially when the poster is not only A+ certified' but asking the most basic of questions that he could answer himself within 15 seconds of hitting google.

    Its insane
     
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  5. nugget
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    And all this from someone that is supposedly A+ certified and should already know the answers to these questions.


    Professor-Falken, do you actually fix your problems?

    How about some feedback!!!

    Are we the forum of choice to pester this month?
     
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  6. FlashDangerpants

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    One might almost suspect that he is just Mister Falken, and not a professor at all.

    The internet has lied to us!


    <edit> I had the answer within a few seconds of googling it too. Pretty easy question huh?
     
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  7. Daniel

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    I'll give you a clue Falken.. :twisted:

    F6

    That is all.
     
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  8. Daniel

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    LOL

    Really?

    EDIT: Sorry for double post.
     
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  9. tripwire45
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    You know folks, to avoid doing this fellow's job for him, and to at least try to encourage him to use Google as his first line of "tech support", you could just avoid responding to his threads. :rolleyes:
     
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  10. kevicho

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    Eventually, google will be full of replies to these threads with answers to every IT issue known to man!
     
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  11. Fergal1982

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    Please mate, you are doing yourself zero favours, why dont you use your noggin, and the A+ certificate you worked so hard to achieve?

    As I'm sure you can tell, members here are getting less and less impressed with your constant posting about basic issues that you should be able to resolve using the skills you learned in A+. More so because you dont even appear to have done any googling prior to posting.

    Sure, we all need help, and sure, sometimes you just dont have the time to research yourself. But that should be a minority.

    Do yourself a favour. If you want to be a valued member of this community? Stop posting basic questions without prior research. And at the very least respond to the people who are gracious enough to donate their time to hand-holding.
     
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  12. NightWalker

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    50% of working in IT is knowing the answer, the other 50% is knowing how to find the answer....
     
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  13. BosonMichael
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    I'd be curious to see if we, as a group, could actually do that. A challenge, you might say.
     
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  14. BosonMichael
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    I'd say it's closer to 10%/90%. Learning how to search Google is the single-most important skill a tech can have... with a solid, logical troubleshooting method running an extremely close second.
     
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  15. Sparky
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    Some feedback on the other 1000000000000000 threads you have started would be nice! :rolleyes:

    Merry Xmas by the way! :biggrin
     
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  16. Mathematix

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    This is quite amusing.

    When I first installed a SATA drive in my home system over three years ago I ran into the exact same problem. Couldn't get on the internet, so had to crack it on my own. It took me ten minutes!

    And, no. I'm not going to give the answer. So there! :x
     
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  17. Sparky
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    Yup, I was the same when I was installing a server which shipped with SATA instead of the usual SCSI drives.

    Dont think I used Google either. :biggrin
     
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  18. greenbrucelee
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    When I built my new system everything was SATA, I don't think I did anything :blink it works anyway.
     
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  19. Obinna Osobalu

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    Beats me:rolleyes:
     
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  20. Mathematix

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    Maybe because you're using SATA-2. I'm talking SATA-1. :)
     
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