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System says hard drive can't be found

  • CPUs
  • Hard Drives
  • Windows XP
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a b à CPUs
January 19, 2011 9:49:03 AM

I've tried installing the xp operating system afresh and it still tells me hard drive can't be found

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January 19, 2011 10:06:39 AM

XP is getting long in the tooth. Microsoft has discontinued support of that OS and that OS is at the end of life. Please tell us what motherboard, and type of drives you have either IDE or SATA. If you have a SATA drive you have to set the drive as IDE in the BIOS, since Windows XP has no native SATA support, you have to install the SATA drivers by loading the drivers from a floppy when prompted and pressing F6, when the install asks for additional drivers.
a b à CPUs
January 19, 2011 11:05:41 AM

As above, except I might add that AHCI drivers also need to be loaded at the begining of installation.
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