SATA and WinXPPro

Jones, Scott (GE Money, consultant) Scott.1Jones at ge.com
Tue May 5 08:17:40 MDT 2009


I realize my question may not fit here, but perhaps I can get some
direction. 

I have an older COMPAQ machine, on which I have to run XP PRO. It's for
a program that has no linux port, Lytec Medical. I use it to process
claims and keep track of my patients. 

I have an 80 gb drive in this COMPAQ box, and I have my Win XP Pro
installation disc. The drive is SATA and the SATA bios shows upon
booting, but once the XP disc cycles through it gets to a screen asking
for third party drivers. I hit S and then it wants my driver disc, but
it will only ask for it in my A: 3.5" floppy drive and won't let me
insert it in the cdrom drive. Is this an XP Pro issue, not recognizing
anything but the floppy, or is this something else? Anyone have a
workaround, so I can get this installed? 

My boys will run this machine occasionally and I plan to load ubuntu on
it as well, after xp installs. 

Scott



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