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February 19, 2012 2:07:57 PM

There are already too many articles on F9 to restore and eeePC. Been down that road and I've since partitioned over the restore, and while I have a backup I haven't figured out how to make it work- NOT the question here, like I say already too many articles on that.

So....

eeePC 1005HA, no external CD

1. boot with USB stick A with bootable gparted
2. partition 150GB hard drive as fat32
3. boot with USB stick B with XP installer, use text installer

Under setup Windows XP now I get:
Setup has recognized the following mass storage devices in your computer <none>

Then the partition screen only sees the 4GB USB stick, not the 150GB HD

Other info:
In bios the USB sticks I have >1GB all come up as a hard drive, not a boot device. The 1GB stick I'm using for gparted comes up as a boot device.
Win7 32bit installs fine from a USB stick, but my license is XP + Upgrade not fresh install, so I need to get XP loaded first


So, what's wrong, why can't XP see the harddrive from the USB boot?

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February 20, 2012 12:57:48 AM

The hard drive is probable SATA, which XP does not recognize without an additional driver. The easiest solution is to go into the BIOS, and set the hard drive to IDE or ATA compatible. XP will then see the hard drive and it should install fine.
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February 20, 2012 1:54:40 AM

File under install on SATA without driver disks...

Under IDE Configuration
- Configure SATA as:
--AHCI
--IDE

And... C: partition 152626 !!!

I didn't think it was a SATA drive because it's "IDE configuration". Thank you, hope this helps someone else in the future too.

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February 20, 2012 1:54:49 AM

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October 24, 2012 6:08:33 PM

jage said:
File under install on SATA without driver disks...

Under IDE Configuration
- Configure SATA as:
--AHCI
--IDE

And... C: partition 152626 !!!

I didn't think it was a SATA drive because it's "IDE configuration". Thank you, hope this helps someone else in the future too.


On my asus eee pc cx1015, changing ide configuration as:
--configure sata as:
--native ide
instead of ahci--ide

and..it worked like charm! it's interesting how the opposite thing worked...but i'm glad u gave me a starting point! it did work fr someone else in the future as u said..it's me..thanks a lot
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