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Hi guys

After few issues with Vista, I decided to install XP from boot CD. I got error message of "could not find hard drive"

I completely wiped off hard drive with all data and whilst running XP installation CD, I am STILL getting error message which says "could not find hard drive"

Can someone help?

Do I need to make any changes in BIOS?

Right now my laptop is without any operating system.
 

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You are likely installing XP on a SATA drive, there is an additional step:

http://xphelpandsupport.mvps.org/how_do_i_install_windows_xp_on_a.htm

However, Most newer BIOS allow an Alternate method for SATA . . Go into the bios and check the "Sata Operation" setting,

change it to "Raid Autodetect/ATA if it is not already. Now try to install XP ( Verbage will vary by manufacturer

some will say IDE instead of ATA)

If there are no such settings you'll need to slipstream the sata drivers on the XP CD, follow the instructions in this guide :

http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/wind...d-disk-drives-during-windows-xp-installation/
 
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