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Setting the SATA config to Compatibility mode worked like a charm! Asked for some info about the laptop then gave me a link to the driver. I had to disable flash module and switch from AHCI to ATA on a Dell. You have to switch the hard-drive to ‘Compatible' to disable SATA.

Transcript The interactive transcript could not be loaded. I can finally install windows now as it eventually detected the hard drives. Side note: You can select any of the other options if you'd like. Reply ABDULAZIZ 8 years ago thanks man !!

Setup Did Not Find Any Hard Disk Drives Windows Xp

Reply abaabab 6 years ago Thank you so much :) Reply Doc 6 years ago WIN! Any input would be appreciated!! fixitfixitfixit 1,163,117 views 3:36 How To Format Hard Drive And Reinstall Windows XP (Full Step by Step Tutorial) - Duration: 7:43.

Reply Genius 5 years ago Thanks for this, absolutely fantastic and ridiculous that Windows set up doesn't manage to do this by itself. Thanks… I'm installing Win XP Prof now on my PC. I have somewhat of a different problem. Hard Drive Not Detected While Installing Windows 7 but if you mess up?1: IDE /or Sata port, it will not boot2: or the internet driver , you cant get new drivers or updates, so you need 2 working computers,

Reply Rutwij 2 years ago thanks a lot Reply HK 2 years ago i have arm based SBC which needs Intel PCH EG20T SATA AHCI drivers, I followed your instructions to Windows Xp Install Not Detecting Hard Drive Reply Swapnil 9 years ago First method is to change the SATA Mode to IDE in BIOS. Reply Fred says: April 20, 2011 at 03:15 hey thanks that was fantastic just got your advise on time and it worked great for me Reply Marvin says: April 20, 2011 Thank you so much for taking your time to provide us this.Abdu Reply Prince 7 years ago Good solution.

Reply Stefano Aguiar 6 years ago Hi. Sata Driver For Windows Xp Installation couldn't find a Hard Disk, very simple answer.Thank you very much Raymond, I owe you one Reply omicron 8 years ago I had the same problem on a T60. If Windows Setup successfully detects your hard disk this time then go ahead and perform the Windows Setup. Reply Kevin says: December 9, 2009 at 14:21 changing the sata from ACHI to IDE in my BIOS worked for me.

Windows Xp Install Not Detecting Hard Drive

After inserting the XP setup CD, it is unable to detect the presence of a hard disk. this is the most helpful tips i have ever found on computer repairs,after many hours of no solution. Setup Did Not Find Any Hard Disk Drives Windows Xp Oct 7 '09 at 23:35 add a comment| up vote 0 down vote i never had a problem with SATA drivers, XP automatically detected HDD drives. Sata Hard Disk Drivers For Windows Xp Download Reply Trung Tran 7 years ago OM Buddha!

I'm trying to work through your solutions, but the options you present are not available on my machine. on HP compaq laptops 6720 and 6820 there is no RAID/IDE mode. Thanks! I need this computer being I'm starting college at the end of this semester, and I don't have the money for a new one right now. Setup Did Not Find Any Hard Disk Drives Installed In Your Computer Server 2003

just diable that and restart ur installing ,. Only problem for me was to extract Floppy-files without a floppy-drive! The second tim when I got that pb I was oblige to get a software nam nlite it free fo download an go to http://www.softwarepatch.com/utilities/via-sata.html ad download sata drivers.... Isn't it odd that Seagate never suggested this?

Drive was not detectable but chnaged the drive settings (a little different from post) and it worked! External Hard Disk Not Detected In Windows Xp How do you come to terms with the fact that you might never be among the best in your research community? Windows XP Automatically Logs Off After Login Xcode Installation Alert - Close iTunes During Installation Download & Installing Xcode 4.1 SATA Windows XP Driver Finding Service Stop Windows Rebooting Automatically After

i can install win xp in my sata hard disk acer aspire 4315..

by MrKassner / February 7, 2010 1:46 PM PST In reply to: Help! Reply Yash 7 years ago solved my problem dude.. After Disabling SATA I was able to install Windows XP, worked like a beauty. Windows Xp Not Recognizing External Hard Drive In many instances this will extract a *.flp file, which you can mount in a VMware virtual machine or potentially with some ISO mounting software.

Works like a charm! Reply Youness says: March 29, 2011 at 21:25 Thanks the sata chages and it is working fine now Reply rakesh says: April 3, 2011 at 09:18 Thanks for your generosity. No CD-ROM drive to use; GCDROM not loaded! Reply Ken says: November 10, 2009 at 03:05 Again, I really need help.

Lol Flag Permalink This was helpful (0) Collapse - Finally... Reply Nurul says: August 7, 2011 at 22:07 Thanks a lot! You should see a message that says "Press any key to boot from CD…" Simply hit any key and it'll start to boot from CD. i had no idea what was going until i read your description.

Its nice to see that someone has the answers. My wife & I were are our wits end. I really appreciate the time you put into it, because, being a moderate computer geek (not a nerd, mind you) I have the knowledge that I need…but unfortunately not much when Very much helpful.Regards, Sendhil kumaar.

The only problem is that almost every manufacturer seems to distribute their drivers in floppy disk image form, even though the computer they are for doesn't have a floppy drive. My son's is a presario. I solved my problem by reading it. Well damage done.

Reply Abdu 7 years ago This article was very, very helpful. Changing the SATA to "Raid/ATA" on a dell worked for me. Reply Sadaf 7 years ago thank you thank you soooooooooooooooo much…:-) Reply Novice 7 years ago After many attempts I finally got this to work. but windows cannot start and hard disk can't be detected. 🙁 Im afraid by using your solution, it will make all the data gone?

PS I am regarded as ‘tech savvy' by my friends so you saved the day and my tech cred!