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I can't install win xp on 1TB WD caviar black. need help????

  • Hard Drives
  • Western Digital
  • Caviar
  • Windows XP
  • Storage
Last response: in Storage
October 1, 2011 11:16:13 AM

I can't install win xp 64 bit os on my new 1TB WD caviar black (WD1002FAEX). Actually when i was trying to install XP on this HDD was not detecting my (WD1002FAEX) HDD. but Win 7 64 bit installed normally.
need suggestion.....

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a c 218 G Storage
October 1, 2011 11:26:26 AM

if you are in SATA/AHCI/RAID, you need drivers on a good old floppy for XP to install(hit F6 during the install).

To get by this, you can slipstream drivers to a burned cd with windows], but it does not always work.

IDE mode in the bios works as well, but will loose some features(NCQ, trim for SSD's ect). If you are just running a basic setup without raid or anything fancy, this may be the best option.