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Windows 7: SATA drive detected as an atapi drive by windows xp setup.

13 Feb 2014   #1

W7 32 bit, Linux Mint Xfce 18 64 bit
SATA drive detected as an atapi drive by windows xp setup.

SATA drive detected as an atapi drive by windows xp setup.

I’m wanting to install windows xp for backwards compatible with order programs.

1st primary partition is W7 size is 243.71 GB NTFS maximum it will shrink down.
2nd primary partition is setup as 99.97 GB FAT32 (can expanded space later after installing SP2)

After installing XP,
I will use the windows 7 system boot disk and do the following from the command prompt
Bootrec /fixmbr
Bootrec /fixboot
Bootrec /rebuildbcd

Is it ok to install windows xp, since it sees the drive as an atapi and don't need to worry about the sata driver?
Is the boot fix correct?

Thank You

I also added a logical partition which has been removed. Out of curiosity I put a windows 98 setup cd. It didn't see the Fat 32 2nd partition but it did see the logical fat 32 partition as a normal dos primary partition. It makes me wonder on SATA drives if windows 98se can be installed onto logical partition. There was a size limitation, it only saw around 35 GB

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13 Feb 2014   #2

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13 Feb 2014   #3
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Please post back a screenshot of Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image.

Delete the FAT32 partition you unnecessarily made for XP, use the XP CD to create and format the partition out of Unallocated Space.

XP is almost too old to install on modern hardware and loses all support soon. I would seriously consider virtualizing it in Win7 using XP Mode, Virtual Player, Virtual Box, or VM Ware freewares.
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13 Feb 2014   #4

W7 32 bit, Linux Mint Xfce 18 64 bit

Why don't people just answer the questions, instead of saying do something else. Remember XP original cannot see a huge partition according to a tip website. Slipstream didn't work for me with sp2. As far as fat32, I don't need a secure xp system.

XP setup original is seeing the drive as an atapi drive not a SATA drive, it is a SATA drive. Will there be any issues with that? That my main question. Thank you.
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13 Feb 2014   #5

W7 32 bit, Linux Mint Xfce 18 64 bit

Yes, it was able to install but it was XP SP2 disk I have. However, need drivers. I think I might be better at installing the 32 bit vista for backwards compatibility, I have the drivers for that. I have windows 7 64 bit service pack 1 machine currently installed.
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 SATA drive detected as an atapi drive by windows xp setup.

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