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Hard Drive Can be Seen on BIOS but not on Windows XP Setup and Won't Work

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August 10, 2013 10:43:44 AM

Hi,

My Name is Kyle. I've been asked by my father's friend to fix his Toshiba Satellite P10 PSP10E laptop. I had a look at it and the Hard Drive's messed up, When I start up Windows XP Home Edition Setup and It asks me to choose a hard drive, it says that there are no hard drives and I press any button and it will show the BSOD. I put the Hard Drive in my Father's old Sony Vaio and It just said it can't find a Hard Drive on Setup but no BSOD, in BIOS on the Toshiba Laptop, it detects the HDD (Hitachi Hard Drive, Internal). How do I fix it to work and Install Windows for him? If you need Specs or anything just ask me

Thanks in advance,

Kyle

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August 10, 2013 11:01:19 AM

Is that Win XP CD the original version? If so you may need to slipstream SP2 into it and create a new disk. google slipstream.
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August 10, 2013 11:05:01 AM

Ok, Thanks for the Reply, I'm Trying the Slipstream now, I'll get back here if it worked
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August 10, 2013 11:06:19 AM

You probably need to install the "F6 driver" first. It's either on a floppy disk, driver CD or you can search for it on the net. While the XP install starts, it says something like "press F6 to..." XP knows of most of the disk controllers, but not all and so doesn't find the hdd.
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August 10, 2013 11:41:40 AM

anonymous1 said:
Is that Win XP CD the original version? If so you may need to slipstream SP2 into it and create a new disk. google slipstream.


When I'm Slipstreaming on http://winsupersite.com/article/product-review/slipstre... on Step 3, I get a error saying Failed to copy some or all of the files necessary for integrated install.
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August 11, 2013 5:21:52 AM

I have a different problem now, the partition table has been overwritten with all 0's
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