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Bought new hard drive for my pc but i cant download windows xp cd
If the new hard disk is a SATA hard disl then the problem is that XPinstallation CD does not have a SATA driver, unless you have a SATA drive on adisk etc. and can install the driver when XP asks for a hard drive driver then,XP cannot detect the hard disk and therefore won't install XP.The FIX.Go into the BIOS anddisable the SATA drive (enable IDE emulation), this will make XP think it is aIDE/PATA hard disk. Then you can install XP normally. When Windows hasbeen installed then install all the device drivers (including the SATA driver),then shut down and boot up and got into the BIOS and enable the SATA drive.http://www.fixya.com/support/r4335035-installing_windows_xp_sata_hard_drive
Posted on Feb 19, 2012
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: Boot Failure
i am assuming you have allowed the bios to detect that there is a different hard drive fitted as it will be looking to boot from an non existent drive. If you have fitted a new HDD with an operating system already on it then you will have to repair windows as its a change in hardware. If you cant get the bios to see the drive then the motherboard has an IDE or Sata connector problem.
Posted on Sep 14, 2007
SOURCE: Hard drive driver problem
It is possible that your hard drive is a SATA and therefore not readily readable by 98, XP but surprised not even by Vista. In any case, since you would still prefer to run XP (due to other software compatibility issues), pls press F6 when prompted by the XP installer. Additionally, you would need to have ready in a floppy the appropriate SATA drivers for your motherboard. They maybe downloaded from the motherboard manufacturer's website or possibly in the installer/driver CD that came with the PC.
Other than the above, it is also possible that you may have some issues with the availability of XP drivers for the other devices for that computer specially if it is branded.
Hope this be of initial help/idea. Pls post back how things turned up or should you need additional information.
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Posted on May 04, 2008
SOURCE: how to forat the hard drive
Good day sir, hi, lets review first some of the reasons why windows xp cannot be installed on your PC, here are the possibilities :
Posted on Nov 12, 2009
SOURCE: I ahve a lg p1
To get it to recognise the hard drive you simply need to press F2 at the first boot screen to go to the bios menu. Move across to the options related to the hard drive and change the AHCI option to disabled. Exit saving your changes and when it reboots it will detect your hard drive and let you proceed with the installation.
Posted on Mar 04, 2010
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