Gonna try this again since my last post was deleted :| .I've run into an issue with
my XPS 730x. I am trying to install XP x64 on this machine, but cannot
get the Windows Setup to recognize the SATA hdd. Normally this is
circumvented by pressing F6 and specifying drivers located on a floppy
disk. Here is where the problem becomes apparent. There is no floppy
drive, or floppy drive connector, in the 730x. I have tried slipstreaming
drivers into the XP installation disc, but have had no luck as of yet.
Slipstream also is a royal pain. Anyone have any other ideas?
Help would be more appreciated than deleting my post.
Thanks in advance.
Dell XPS 730x H2C
Core i7 965 3.7 GHZ
6GB DDR3 RAM
WD Velociraptor 300 GB HDD
If you are not running a RAID setup boot into the bios. Go to the intergrated devices section and make sure the SATA mode is set ot either ATA or IDE
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The only options available for the SATA mode are RAID and AHCI, both of which require a driver not included in an OEM XP x64 disk.
what drivers did you slipstream? If you used the Dell drivers did you run them first to extract the files before you slipstreamed them
I have tried the Dell drivers and drivers directly from Intel.
At this point, I don't care to delve any further into slipstreaming.
I think that it is a memory issue . I read some where that you can't install XP on a system with more than 2gb of memory installed . You have to put the extra ram in after windows is installed . When I tried to reinstall XP 32 bit on my XPS 600 when I had 4 gig of ram installed it wouldn't see the CD so I pulled 2 gig and it worked all right I thought about trying to install XP on my XPS 730 x but with 6 gig of ddr3 tri channel ram I didn't think it would work .