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. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumAccess denied to HDD from windows XP computer ForumSDD+ HDD Combo, HDD crash, clean install OS SSD? ForumSwapped non- OS data HDD to new computer, now it asks me to format. ForumUsing old secondary HDD with clean OS install ForumInstalling an extra XP Pro OS on the same HDD ForumTG Daily: First recorded Mac OS X worm meets a well-prepared ForumInstalling 2 operating systems on separate hdd 's and am now stuck in 1 ForumHas anyone gotten their OS Disk from Dell recently? ForumConnect a hdd with a complete OS (win 7) installed in it and then dual boot it w ForumOS HDD to SSD ForumSempron 2800+: Can't detect HDD while installing Win XP ForumAdded 2nd HDD with a separate OS than 1st HDD .... ForumVMWare won'install OS Forum2 different hdd and 2 different os ForumCopy Complete HDD w/ OS to New HDD and install on Different computer ForumA8N32-SLI Deluxe and the ACPI Problem. ForumPCMCIA slots need more power??? HELP! ForumMy computer restarts when I am working on this where is the problem? Please help Forum[Solved] I downloaded a CD sent by a friend. Now I can't get rid of this bloated program ForumAccess is denied error More resources Read discussions in other Windows XP categories Configuration Customization Drivers Security Video !