Wonder if someone might suggest a program on the UBCD that might help. I have both a main IDE CD drive and a second SATA DVD drive.QUESTION
I want to boot up the UBCD on my main IDE
CD drive in order to run setup.exe file on my second SATA
What program on the UBCD might allow me to access the second SATA DVD drive?
DVD drive is connected to a 2003 Dell mobo by a Startech VIA VT6421A controller - but like many, it read/writes fine but does not boot
the attatched SATA
DVD drive. BACKGROUND INFO
I would like to install Windows 7 from my DVD retail pack.
I know it installs and runs ok on the computer, because I have done it before - BUT just as long as I run the setup.exe file on the SATA DVD drive from XP (which is installed on the first partition of my IDE drive).
But my understanding (and experience on this computer) is when you install W7 using XP you are not offered a clean partition install - just the upgrading of the existing XP.
Of course, that still leaves XP stuff present in the new W7 install (albeit minor stuff).
But I would like to re-install W7 cleanly -hence the need to run the setup.exe from the SATA DVD drive.
Finally, the computer is really end of life but I would still like to use it.
Any help appreciated.