How do I get the SATA drivers onto an existing HD?

Discussion in 'Gigabyte' started by redtag, May 9, 2005.

  1. redtag

    redtag Guest

    I have added a HD with an existing win2k installation on it - with lots
    of data I want. It fails to boot because it doesn't have the SATA
    drivers for the 7VT600P.

    I now have a diskette with the drivers on, and I have the win2k setup
    cd. So I can boot and then F6 to install drivers.

    But then what do I do? Re-install? Without losing existing data - it is
    only one partition. Repair? How do I install the drivers on the
    existing installation?
    redtag, May 9, 2005
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    RM Guest

    If it's just the data you want then connect the old HD to your new setup as
    a slave unit. Boot into windows from the new HD then access the old HD in
    explorer then drag & drop between them.

    You won't ever be able to boot from the old HD - the SATA drivers would be
    the least of the problems you'd encounter. A repair install might work, but
    it's doubtful, it could also possibly damage the allocation table if it fell
    over and data would be lost..
    RM, May 9, 2005
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    MrGrumpy Guest

    MrGrumpy, May 9, 2005
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