Windows cannot see a hard drive on install

I'm currently trying to reinstall XP onto my Sata hard drive. At first I reformatted the existing partition using the longer and more through option. Upon starting a black screen came up saying there was corruption. I attempted to reformat it once more Via the XP install setup, and the drive was not listed. After reformatting the drive once more on another computer, attempting to boot off the CD results in "NTLDR is missing". As a result, I unplugged the SATA cable from the hard drive, and reinserted it while windows install was loading. Alas, no drive is visible.

Anyone have any ideas?
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