SATA driver needed for reinstall of XP
by justifiedsoul - 2/1/09 3:07 AM
My Dell Optiplex desktop had a blue screen crash, and I tried everything I knew to fix it. The problem is it won't recognise the SATA hard drive and I don't have a driver for it. Originally it left the factory with a 40GB IDE drive and has since been fitted with a 160GB SATA by the person I bought it from. The Dell site has no drivers for it, nor Intel's, and I'm struggling to find the right one.
I really want to avoid putting another drive in if possible, but ultimately I want to get it working again. I bought the PC specifically for music and video, so speed is of the essence.
I've run out of ideas as to where to find the right driver for this and any and all help would be gratefully received!
Dell OptiPlex GX270 P4 2.8Mhz (Intel 865G chipset)
XP Professional SP3
160GB SATA HD
256MB Zotac Geforce AGP Graphics card
Thanks for looking.