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AmiloM3438G NOT see SATA hdd on install WinXP

Postby puiufly » Mon May 29, 2006 12:26 pm

Hello all,
nice to meet you
my help is in you
I recently bought an Amilo M3438G laptop from MediaMarkt, Munich
It has 2 HDD x 80Gb each, but SATA drives linked to VT6421 RAID internal controller.
because I am NOT german, but working in Munchen for one year in a multinational company, I want to change the german version of the WinXP home edition with an ENGLISH version
The problem is when I trying to install the WinXP software on laptop, windows simply doesn't recognize the HDDs, it doesn't have the driver for RAID controller
Some search over internet told me to write the RAID driver (easy to find on internet, VIA VT6421) on a floppy disk and to tell windows (pressing F6 in early stage in install process) to take the driver from floppy disk... But Amilo M laptop series does NOT have any floppy disk installed, so, no chance to insert a FDD.. It seems windows is not looking on CD rom or other devices (???)

OK, the point is how to install windows (different from manufacturer) on this laptop?
or how to obtain an english version of the Recovery CD which comes with laptop?
Also, I would like to know where is Fujitsu Siemens located in Munich?
Thank you
Best regards
Ioan Chiselita
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Postby PappaBaer » Mon May 29, 2006 1:13 pm

Hello,

take a look at this sticky-thread:

topic,26,-Installation-of-Windows-XP-Home-Pro-PE-FAQs.html
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