N/APosted on - 09/25/2011
When I try to install Windows XP on my PC an error comes up that says "WinXP doesn't support ATA-133 controller and hard drive". Is there any version of WIndows XP that helps me so that I don't need to manually search for the drivers that are compatible with my hardware?
Unable to use ATA-133 controller and Hard Drive when Installing Windows XP
I suggest you try the following:
Check the connectors to the Master IDE drive, the ATA 133 controller and the slave (the slave drive in this case could be a CDROM, DVDROM, CDRW, Secondary Hard drive depending on what you are using).
Ensure that the black connector connects to the master IDE drive, the blue cnnector connects to the ATA 133 controller and the gray connector connects to the slave IDE drive. Also esnure that the red line is aligned with the pin-1 drive (next to the power connector)and the ATA 133 controller.
Make sure that the two-threaded IDE HDD LED connector of the power chassis is attached to the HDD drive.
To verify that the controller was installed properly:
Go to my computer and right click, select properties and choose device manager. Double click on Hard disk controller. If you find that no yellow question mark (?) nor exclamation mark (!) appears, then the driver is installed properly.
Go ahead now and try to install you xp.
Hope it helps.