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Clean install on XP Home on SATA HDD - Help?

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OK I am probably being incredibly stupid here (no comments required) but it's years since I have done a clean XP Instal, back in the days of IDE HDD. So I have a PC that I have cleaned up ready for… Read More
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7y, 9m agoPosted 7 years, 9 months ago
OK I am probably being incredibly stupid here (no comments required) but it's years since I have done a clean XP Instal, back in the days of IDE HDD.

So I have a PC that I have cleaned up ready for sale and want to do a clean generic XP Home install. Have COA etc BTW.

Now back in the days of IDE HDD, when you ran your bootable instal; CD. you were asked if you want to do a clean install and had the option of formatting the HHD, or you could do a repair etc.

Now with this PC which has a single SATA HDD, the install CD just keeps installing a new version of XP so now I still have the original insatll and two new ones.

So how do I format the HDD first and get a single clean virgin XP Home install?

Help please!
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7y, 9m agoPosted 7 years, 9 months ago
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Follow this and when you get to step 11 you should delete the partition with previous installs on,
http://xphelpandsupport.mvps.org/how_do_i_install_windows_xp.htm
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tonyg1962
Follow this and when you get to step 11 you should delete the partition with previous installs on,
http://xphelpandsupport.mvps.org/how_do_i_install_windows_xp.htm


ah so a SATA drive is class as a SCSI / RAID drive

thanks - rep left

EliTom
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To save yourself the hassle, just disable AHCI in the bios. Set SATA mode to compatible or IDE mode. Saves the messing about with Intel maxtrix storage drivers.
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morrk
To save yourself the hassle, just disable AHCI in the bios. Set SATA mode to compatible or IDE mode. Saves the messing about with Intel maxtrix storage drivers.



Cheers I'll give that a go when i get the chance

EliTom
#5
Make a copy of your XP install disc and use nlite or similar to slipstream the sata drivers in. You need the drivers to format or partition. You can also use the drivers on floppy if you still have a floppy drive (XP too old for usb drives).

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