Monday, 24 August 2015

Make An F6 Sata Floppy Driver

Windows XP does not ship with SATA hard drive installation support.

Windows XP is a Microsoft operating system that was released before the democratization of SATA hard drives. In order to install Windows XP to a SATA hard drive you will have to use a floppy to load the SATA drivers at the start of the install process. If no floppy is provided with your motherboard you will have to create one yourself.


1. Open your browser and go to the website of your motherboard manufacturer.

2. Click on "Download" in the "Support and download" section.

3. Select your motherboard and select "Windows XP 32" as your operating system.

4. Click on the link provided to download the "pre-install driver" in the "SATA" or "SATA/RAID" section to your desktop.

5. Insert a blank floppy disk into your reader.

6. Go to step 7 if you have a ".ZIP" file. Double-click on the file if it is an ".EXE" file and follow the instructions on the screen to create the floppy disk.

7. Right-click on the file if it is a ".ZIP" file and select "Extract all" or "Extract here" to extract the files to your desktop. Double-click on the folder created on your desktop, select all the files in the folder using the "CTRL" and "A" key combination and press "CTRL" and "C" to copy the files.

8. Go to the "Start" menu and go to "My computer" or "Computer" and double-click on "A:". Press "CTRL" and "V" to paste the files on the floppy.

Tags: SATA hard, your desktop, your motherboard, file file, floppy disk, hard drive, operating system