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Turning on the hard disk

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March 14, 2010 10:52:03 AM

Hello,if my laptop does not want to enter setu for windows installation and it say i must turn on my hard disk 1st, how do i turn it on

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March 14, 2010 12:08:41 PM

many laptops have a protection that does not let you install a new OS to it's hard drive. some protection to make sure tweakers like us don't screw up the factory installation.

either that, or the HDD is a native SATA which is not supported by earlier versions of windows. Go into bios and set it to PATA/IDE mode and it should work. Otherwise try adding the SATA support to your install disk somehow. (not sure how to do that, but it required making a new disk with the driver files)