Re: I had IDE hard drive and now want to restore disc image onto new SATA drive
- From: Foke <Foke@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: 15 Sep 2010 13:00:02 -0500
On Tue, 14 Sep 2010 11:23:03 -0700 (PDT), Delta007bhd
On Sep 14, 7:22 pm, Foke <F...@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
On Tue, 14 Sep 2010 07:25:43 -0700 (PDT), Delta007bhd
I have an ASUS P5LD2 motherboard (http://www.asus.com/product.aspx?
P_ID=gD1ljCkUWy1Y3yMG&content=download) and windows xp home 32bit
installed. I had an IDE hard drive but they installed a new SATA hard
drive in a store with a clean xp install. Now I want to place my disc
image back onto the SATA drive. The disc image was made with acronis
true image home 2010 and the image was taken of the old IDE drive
(without SATA drivers). If I now restore the disc image with the
acronis bootable rescue media, how and when do I then install the SATA
drivers? Will the pc even boot up after the image has been restored
since it will not have the SATA drivers yet? I've got the link to
download drivers here above but I don't know how, when and which
drivers to install.
I only have one SATA drive in the computer.
Thanks for your advise
You're SATA drivers are already in place, or you wouldn't be able to
access the clean install of XP. Here's what I would do:
- Make an image of the current XP install to an external drive.
- Restore your old image to the new SATA drive.
If there's a problem, you can always restore the image you made in step 1.
Awesome, thank you for the help! The restore was successful! Now just
because I am a curious person who likes to learn something new: I do
not understand why the SATA drivers were still there. After all,
during the image restore process, the entire partition was deleted and
a new one created onto which the image was restored. So I would think
that I lost the SATA drivers since they were not installed at the time
I made that image with my old drive. Or are SATA drivers installed
directly into the BIOS perhaps? Then how come I need to reinstall my
realtek sound drivers, IDE drivers and Gigabit LAN drivers etc every
time after a clean install?
SATA drivers are part of the "chipset" drivers that are normally installed
during any system build, including your last system. The chipset of your
motherboard (Intel 945P+ICH7R) supports SATA, so when you installed the
chipset drivers during that build, the SATA drivers came along for the
ride. Just because your last system didn't use them doesn't mean they
weren't there. You could have added an SATA drive to your "old" system
alongside the IDE drive and it would have worked perfectly.
Sound and LAN drivers are specific to a particular piece of hardware so
they have to be installed separately. The IDE drivers (provided by Intel,
for your specific mobo) are more generic in nature and can be installed on
a wide range of systems that use that chipset.
Windows 7 now provides "out of the box" support for a wide range of
hardware, so searching around for individual drivers is less of a pain
than with XP. Something to keep in mind for your next box.
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