Originally Posted by noonmidnight
i dont have a windows disk but for some reason its not reading it........it did yesterday but because i have a sata hard drive a friend told me it would not work with out a sata controller......now my comp is not reading any disk. what could be the problem.
u need to install the sata drivers before installing windows. It should still boot from the windows disc, and then it asks u to press F3 (or something similar) if u want to install any 3rd party programs. Then just press the key and follow the instructions. I think that u have to install the sata drivers from a floppy disc.
Once the sata drivers are installed the hdd should be ready for windows.