My computers OS xp doesnot access HDD when am installing Tags: Configuration Computers Hard Drives Windows XP Last response: August 7, 2012 11:20 PM in Windows XP Share Medard August 7, 2012 9:03:45 PM Iam Installing windows xp. when the installation reaches the stage of examining the hard disck where to install, I get the message that the OS cannot access the partition? More about : computers doesnot access hdd installing PhilFrisbie August 7, 2012 11:20:54 PM Is there anything else on the hard drive? If so, you should back it up and let XP format the drive. Is it a SATA hard drive? If so, then you need to load a SATA driver when prompted. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedFresh os install on ssd but maintain access to games installed on old hdd - possible? Forum Installing an old HDD into a new computer with the new OS on the new HDD? How can I get my old HDD to work in the new computer Forum I have a 12 yr old computer amd processor 512mb memory and 40 hdd runs on xp has died and have to buy new computer but am not Forum New Computer and New OS: installing older HDD Forum Installing an extra XP Pro OS on the same HDD Forum is it possible to install an os on a different hdd in a computer? Forum SolvedComputer wont boot without HDD eventhough OS installed on SSD Forum i am using xp system,mbd is intel desktop board and hdd is 80GB westran digital HDD.i have installed chipcet drivers in my com Forum my computer shut down automatically when i am installing windows xp professional Forum I am not be able to install Windows above Windows XP / Cannot install Windows 7 in my Computer Forum Can not install OS XP Pro setup does not recognize any onboard HDD's Forum Computer Shuts Down While Installing XP on second HDD on laptop Forum New install of XP with ne HDD keeping existing HDD OS Forum Installing XP SATA HDD on NEW HP Computer Question Forum Copy Complete HDD w/ OS to New HDD and install on Different computer Forum Www computer os xp how install removable storage devices Forum More resources Read discussions in other Windows XP categories Configuration Customization Drivers Security Video !