Hello,got a vista laptop that i want to put xp pro on
it installs but gets to cant find hard drive
its a sata drive that i cant change any thing in the bios
can i when installing xp when it asks for raid drivers put some driver there from a different cd ????
no xp wont find the hard drive
i hear i can slip stream in sata drivers into xp
will that work
i'm working on to many computer at a time dell was the other one i'm working on
Understood. If the BIOS won't recognize the HDD (be sure to try malmental's suggestion of flashing the BIOS to the most recent version, even if already installed), then the OS install will never see the HDD. Your computer must recognize it first. If you have a known good HDD installed, then the problem (assuming the BIOS update doesn't work) must be the SATA controller or SATA connector/cable in the notebook itself. If it is the controller, time for a new motherboard.