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Can't access hard drive

How can I access hard drive (c:)? No poroblems previously, and on boot screen it appears as always, "Primary Master WD 320 gb" but when I try to install WinXP I get the message, "No drive"

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  • Hairyloon May 11, 2010

    Does the XP CDROM boot properly, or does it say "No Drive" before that?
    If the latter, check the boot order.


  • JDTec
    JDTec May 11, 2010

    is the drive an existing drive or did you install an upgrade? Is it a SATA (serial) drive?

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Its a sata serial drive go to bios setup and disable the sata mode, and change the sata mode in ide not in ahci

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