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 Access denied to HDD from windows XP computer Forum SDD+ HDD Combo, HDD crash, clean install OS SSD? Forum Swapped non- OS data HDD to new computer, now it asks me to format. Forum Using old secondary HDD with clean OS install Forum Installing an extra XP Pro OS on the same HDD Forum TG Daily: First recorded Mac OS X worm meets a well-prepared Forum Installing 2 operating systems on separate hdd 's and am now stuck in 1 Forum Has anyone gotten their OS Disk from Dell recently? Forum Connect a hdd with a complete OS (win 7) installed in it and then dual boot it w Forum OS HDD to SSD Forum Sempron 2800+: Can't detect HDD while installing Win XP Forum Added 2nd HDD with a separate OS than 1st HDD .... Forum VMWare won'install OS Forum 2 different hdd and 2 different os Forum Copy Complete HDD w/ OS to New HDD and install on Different computer Forum A8N32-SLI Deluxe and the ACPI Problem. Forum PCMCIA slots need more power??? HELP! Forum My 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 Forum Access is denied error Forum More resources Read discussions in other Windows XP categories Configuration Customization Drivers Security Video !