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I'm re-installing windows for the first time, and I have two hard drives. One is a smaller drive that I typically use as a boot drive, and the other is a larger storage drive. However, when I'm installing windows, it only gives me the option to install it to the storage drive.

I recall having this problem earlier, and a friend told me to use the driver disc that came with my motherboard. I have the disc, but how exactly do I use it? It never gives me the option of installing new drivers or anything, and it never tells me to insert the disc. When do I use the disc, and how?
 

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When I unplug the larger hard drive (the one on which I don't wish to install windows), it says that no hard drive is detected in the middle of setup and quits.

How do I check to see if the smaller drive shows up in the CMOS?
 

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Ok, the hard drive doesn't seem to show up for any of the items. All that shows up for most of the selections are my dvd-rw drive, my floppy drive, and my storage drive. What can I do to get the smaller drive to be recognized?
 

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Also (missed that last post) the drive that is not detected is connected by sata.
 

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manish_42 said:
Also (missed that last post) the drive that is not detected is connected by sata.
You have to load the sata drivers during xp setup. You load these when prompted to press F6 to load scsi / mass storage drivers. They must be on a floppy since windows will not look anywhere else for them. Sometimes the mb mfg includes a floppy; most often they are on the support cd that came with your board.

Check your manual for instructions on how to copy the file to a floppy. You must have the txtoem file as well as the drivers. That is why you check the manual for directions.
 
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