Sata does not show on Bios windxp Sp3 clean reinstall

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averyhotnerd Posts 1 Registration date Friday February 14, 2014 Status Member Last seen February 14, 2014 - Feb 14, 2014 at 04:34 PM
xpcman Posts 19530 Registration date Wednesday October 8, 2008 Status Contributor Last seen June 15, 2019 - Feb 15, 2014 at 11:27 PM
So I'm getting pretty frustrated here. I tried doing a clean reinstall of windows xp sp3 from a bootable USB drive with a ISO image do windows.

I managed to get out of some problems till now, i get the blue error screen on the second stage of the installation and can't go further from that. I found on another forum that when you get the blue screen you have to change your sata settings from the bios. The problem is SATA doesn't show on my bios to change it from AHCI to IDE.

Please, need your help really. Thank you!

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xpcman Posts 19530 Registration date Wednesday October 8, 2008 Status Contributor Last seen June 15, 2019 1,827
Feb 14, 2014 at 09:25 PM
As you found this solution is not an option on some laptops. In that case you can try loading the AHCI driver when Windows asks you to install RAID drivers. The trick is finding a suitable AHCI. The correct driver will depend on the laptops hardware.

Good Luck
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Its a R52 1847 Ibm thinkpad, yes its old... suggestions?
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xpcman Posts 19530 Registration date Wednesday October 8, 2008 Status Contributor Last seen June 15, 2019 1,827
Feb 15, 2014 at 11:27 PM
That laptop is so old that it uses IDE (PATA) hard drives.

So your problem is not do to a missing AHCI setting.


You might need to replace the hard drive.

Good Luck
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