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    Default SCSI/RAID Drivers for SATA Notebook Drive

    Hi, I am trying to reinstall XP Media Centre on my son's HP DV8000 Notebook without using the HP Recovery drive (and all the crap that goes with it).

    When I try to install Windows Setup does not see any hard drive as I now find that it is a SATA drive.

    Being a typical HP with pre-installed software, I am having trouble finding the drivers to load at setup.

    Anyone have any ideas where I could find them or where to start? (have tried HP's site but no luck).

    Thanks.

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    Default Re: SCSI/RAID Drivers for SATA Notebook Drive

    These maybe the drivers

    But whether the drivers for XP will work, is another matter.

    I can't see any files for SATA tho.

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    Default Re: SCSI/RAID Drivers for SATA Notebook Drive

    Thanks Speedy, but no, these are not what I am looking for. These are all the 'Add-On' cr*p that comes preinstalled.

    How can I tell what drivers I should be using, i.e., is it based on the motherboard or similar?

    Cheers

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    Default Re: SCSI/RAID Drivers for SATA Notebook Drive

    Umm is that the notebook DV8000 CTO??

    If it is, those drivers should work. If u had XP/2k, or Vista.

    Most drivers are based on the brand/model of the motherboard / laptop (for the sound/LAN/other drivers).

    You would have to download the sound/display/graphics/keyboard/mouse/modem/network/storage
    drivers from the HP site.

    Depending on what operating system is installed.

    The drivers on the link I gave are required. If thats what the laptop has got. Otherwise, the sound/LAN/ etc wont work.

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    Default Re: SCSI/RAID Drivers for SATA Notebook Drive

    I have all those drivers, they have been backed up for the reinstallation.

    What that site doesn't have is the SCSI/RAID drivers for when I reinstall XP Media Center. Setup just won't see the hard drive without them.

    Thanks anyway.

    Will keep trying to find them from somewhers.

    Cheers

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