installation of windows xp pro without a hard drive found

try to reinstall windows on my wifes after a problem computer, so I formatted the disc which is a WD cavier SE WD800.

WD say that there are no drivers sata for this?

I think that's what I have to go?... SATA drivers for win xp to see the HARD drive.

Thanks much for any help.


Depends on how old the motherboard has. What you can check is the following:

(1) check that your drive is connected to a standard SATA port and not a port SATA RAID (Raid ports usually have a different color and come as a pair of sockets/connectors on the motherboard.)

2) enter the BIOS and set the SATA "IDE" mode

(3) If your motherboard doesn't support SATA-I mode, then you may need to change the jumper on the WD800 to SATA I have fashion.


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