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If the information from Speccy is correct then yes your motherboard does support SATA.

For XP to boot from SATA it needs the raid drives provided by your motherboard manufacturer which normally happens during the XP setup process.

It maybe possible to incorporate the drivers with your IDE drive, backup to an image and then restore to SATA however I've never attempted such a thing.

Unless you have the original XP install CD + raid drivers you might as well play it safe and buy a replacement IDE drive for a few extra quid.

http://www.motherboardpoint.com/add-sata-driver-after-xp-installed-is7-v-t4043.html

 

Richard S.

Richard, I have done this before with NLite.

You can package Sata drivers into the setup using NLite.

 

You will need to select TEXT Mode when it prompts.

Yes, it does work.

 

Thanks!

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It seems, according to one or two places I've read, that the only way to get SATA drivers to work is to embed them into a new install of Windows.

 

If MS had put some effort into this, they could have made it difficult. :blink:

Dennis, you can do this. I forget if I used Intel Sata drivers from their website, or some other brand.

 

You will need to use NLite to do this.

When using NLite, try not to delete extra languages, etc, as I have found this causes miscellaneous problems with disks during setup & causes setups to range from completely failing, to going only halfway.

 

You should be fine, so long as you only change options within NLite/add settings/add drivers/etc.

Adding is ok, no subtracting!

 

Use NLite, & when it prompts you about the Sata drivers, select TEXT Mode & allow it to add it both times (prompted me for 2 sets).

Should work.

 

Pie job to burn the bootable ISO.

Altogether, a 15 min job, if you include 3 to 5 for ripping off your old XP disk, locating the Sata Drivers, & configuring NLite, & burning back to disk.

 

Peace!

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Richard, I have done this before with NLite.

You can package Sata drivers into the setup using NLite.

Dennis wants to restore XP from a backup copy nLite would not be useful in this situation.

 

Richard S.

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Thanks for the input Super Fast, it's appreciated, but I'm just gonna stick with an IDE replacement.

 

If a new drive lasts as long as this one with the 6 year hammering it's had, the extra cost over a SATA drive won't matter that much.

 

Too much hassle to change to SATA, and definitely not worth the bother.

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Thanks for the input Super Fast, it's appreciated, but I'm just gonna stick with an IDE replacement.

 

If a new drive lasts as long as this one with the 6 year hammering it's had, the extra cost over a SATA drive won't matter that much.

 

Too much hassle to change to SATA, and definitely not worth the bother.

You are welcome!

 

If you do decide to one day, I can guide you through it all.

If you'd like.

 

I used to be like you, & only want to use IDE drives, but all of them are being phased out, so I went ahead and updated it to support Sata so I won't have to "choose" what drive I want!

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