[tip] (Re)installing Windows on a SATA drive
I recently bought a Dell Dimension 9100, mainly due to the 24" LCD bundle. I
blew out whatever goofiness had been preinstalled and went to intall Windows XP
SP2. Well, it has a SATA drive and Windows still doesn't include SATA
One solution, as Jeff Key
describes, is to slipstream the SATA drivers.
In my case, though, there was a simpler solution - change
the BIOS settings for SATA Operation from "RAID Autodetect / AHCI" to
"COMBINATION" as detailed here. That did the trick.
Of course, the network drivers need to be loaded. For a Dell
9100, the drivers are here.