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Old July 15th, 2006, 05:15 PM  
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Default Re: Installing a SATA hard drive on xp...

Ok, sounds good, hope I helped a little
Oh, and if you have any problems with installing it correctly, try looking in the Disk Management (in Computer Management, which is is Administrative Tools, which can be found in Control Panel). In that application, you can create a dynamic partition so XP will recognize it in things like My Computer and then you can also format it through that. Personally, if you are going to reinstall XP on it, I'd recommend doing a completely full (not quick) format with compression enabled. After the partition is formatted, it will be completely compressed. Just go into My Computer, alternate click the partition, go to properties, and look around for an option to compress it (uncheck the option and apply to all subfolders and files).

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