I changed the sata native mode to disable and was able to load xpsp3 and all was well. Updated windows and drivers and ok , and then had one more update and restarted the computer and guess what....... won't recognize hard drive. any suggestions? thanking you in advance
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If drive not recognized in BIOS > bad drive. If it is recognized in BIOS> try to change the sata native mode back. If still no luck, you may need to repair the MBR on the drive.