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Old 09-04-2005, 09:55 AM   #1
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Default Problems formating S-ATA for xp install

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I'm having trouble getting XP installed on one of my machines. I'm ussing a S-ATA controller and hard disk, and provide the driver floppy during the installation of XP. Then i create a fres partition - this comes up as a RAW partition, is this correct? Anyway, once i've done this i select it for XP to be installed on, but the setup says that XP cannot be installed on that type of partition. Any ideas?
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if your hard drive is retail, it usually comes with its own partitioning disc that you can use. So if your HD is retail, try that.
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i don't have any disks, only the one for the S-ATA controller itself, which contains only the driver. I need a boot disk that will allow me to format as NTFS

EDIT: All seems to be working fine now. I had another go at creating the partition and it then allowed me to format it ready for XP. The strange thing is that i was doing exactly the same thing before, only it was not giving me an option to format. Strange eh?
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