Stupid question but need help

Discussion in 'OT Technology' started by damnmyeye, Jun 8, 2004.

  1. damnmyeye

    damnmyeye OT Supporter

    Oct 27, 2003
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    Ponte Vedra Beach, Fl.
    Im putting together my new computer and i have two 160 gig sata dries...can i install windows on these? or does it need an IDE hardrive to install....cuz i only have the sata so when i boot up the computer for the first time is says searching for IDE drives then something blah blah bios not installed...i can go into bios thos and everyhting seems okay...weird....I have an ASUS P4C800-E deluxe with 2 gigs of ram and a 3 ghz 800fsb p4 running off 400 somehing watts...any ideas why after it says that message that the compute does nothing
  2. tstrandh

    tstrandh New Member

    Feb 14, 2002
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    Is there a boot sequence option for SATA?
  3. Intuit

    Intuit Guest

    You will need to hit "F6" just as WinXP displays the initial Blue Screen. It will then prompt you for the SATA's drivers... which will NEED to be on a floppy.

    (There will be a prompt-message at the very bottom for the F6 key, which is displayed for only a second or so and is very easy to miss.)

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