Long winded, but I got there in the end. Several functions may not work. You might be able to boot from a USB pen drive. Do not post advertisements, offensive material, profanity, or personal attacks. I tried both headers with just the gb and then both SATA drives.

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Deleting partition with XP setup is not sufficient. There are those that fret about it and I smile and carry on. I’ll post more tomorrow after I have a chance to babysit with the install I thought there would be a jumper to select 1.

You help will be greatly appreciated: The upper item listed is the latest version: My advise would be to NOT use a floppy! Please try again now or at a later time. Posted 22 Data – Not infrequently, vestigages an8x prior XP installation get left behind causing problems installing XP or booting from hard disk.


Already have an account? I have not tried the IDE Version 1. Only way to restart the PC is to turn the PS off on the back or remove the power plug Join the community here.

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Please re-enable javascript to access full functionality. Everything looked good until I got to the portion on what drive to use and any partitions I wanted to make.

I’d be happy to just get the GB drive going. My PC was runnign fone for a few months before the mobo packed in. I’ve forgotten my password. If you’re asking a7n8s technical help, please be sure to include all your system info, including operating system, model number, and any other specifics related to the problem.

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If you need help locating correct files, post a comment to you question. I can boot from the CD drive, load the sata drivers, set up the partition and copy files ready for installation. The answers above are very good. Thanks for all your help 0 Votes.


The strange thing is I have not touched data since I started this thread. Back to Desktop Forum 7 total posts Page 1 of 1. I’ve mixed any level with any level drive and controller.

Posted 25 September – The GB drive is no longer reconized in any fashion on this PC.

Which one would you choose for a desktop? Let me know if you do have any trouble.

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Did this to test if SATA drive might be causing this. Track this discussion and email me when there are updates. It’s an nForce2 based system not nForce3.