I have just bought a new hard drive with a SATA interafce as I heard they are easy to insall - small cable and fast.
I have a physical C and D drive aleardy (IDE) and wish to installl the new drive as an E drive, then I will copy the data from my D drive to my E drive and then remove the D drive and make the new Sata drive my D drive.
But I am having touble installing the Sata drive. It is a Seagate 160 Meg. My Award Bios seems to recognise it. But Windows XP does not, either via Control Panel, or through installl new hardware or through My Computer/Maintenance.
It seems that I need some SATA drivers for XP. I have a floppy with some SATA/RAID drivers but there seems to be no easy way to install these.
All the information I have seen says I can install them when installing XP by pressing F6 at the start. This is obviously for a new installation/set up. But how can I do it on my present set up ?
1.Do I have to use the floppies ?
2.Can I install using the Windows XP CD and then cancel out of installing XP over the top of my present system ?
3.Can I download and install some drivers directly from Microsoft ?
Any suggestions ?