sata hard drive formatting issue in XP
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October 8, 2008, 06:14 AM
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in the bios it says "sata ahci" => should this be enabled or disabled when plan is to use XP?
also "sata port 0-3 native mode" => should this B enabled or disabled?
Originally I had these set to disabled because I read somewhere that XP has a problem with sata drives and the bios detected both my DVD rom and HD, I tried switching to AHCI and enabled and my bios did not find my harddrive and DVD rom?
The problem was that XP could not format my 500 GB HD ... I was only using a single partition "C" I am guessing it is a bad hard drive .... how can I be sure?
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