Windows XP & SATA

Discussion in 'Windows XP Drivers' started by BigK, Dec 30, 2020.

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    BigK

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    Hello!

    I have a computer system dedicated for a jukebox I built many years ago. I went to add a Sata drive and the bios recognizes it but Windows XP will not. XP is on it's own IDE drive and I added the 2tb SATA as just a music storage drive. How can I get Windows XP to recognize the SATA drive and will it recognize 2TB?

    Thanks,
    Kevin
     
    BigK, Dec 30, 2020
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    j896

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    You may need the SATA drivers for your pc..Can you see it in control panel Computer Management Disc Management ? If it is there format it. Choose the NTFS
     
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    WindowsCP

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    You can get an XP with sata & raid drivers easily online. I have mine streamlined with drivers I need. I slap in DVD & it installs by itself. I have the fields set to autofill..
     
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    So... in the BIOS, do you have the option to set for IDE, AHCI or RAID on the SATA controller?

    IDE will work natively with XP. AHCI and RAID will require drivers. I suspect your motherboard is configured for AHCI on the SATA controller.
     
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    I bet he didn't partition and format it .. I don't think XP needs sata drivers once you are in the OS. I have only seen old XP installs not see SATA disks but even a fresh install of XP SP2 from an old T30 disk will see SATA drivers once the OS loaded.
     
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    Whether or not a driver is needed depends on the BIOS setting for the controller .
     
    secpar, Jan 14, 2021 at 9:39 PM
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