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Can not install os, computer says no hard disk installed

I want to install winxp on my laptop Panasonic Toughbook CF-30 but mid way during installation it tells me to quit set up because no hard disk is installed.Please Help me out

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  • Alex Kwehangana
    Alex Kwehangana Feb 24, 2012

    Thanks,but in panasonic cf 30 set up, there is no way you can access the bios set up although it is seen, it remains in non changeable items

  • Alex Kwehangana
    Alex Kwehangana Feb 27, 2012

    Thanks for your advice, but i entered setup and the bios has no option of being changed.Nothing can be changed in that column.May be if one could assist and direct me where to download sata drivers so that i use option one.Waiting



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This laptop has a SATA hard drive.
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.

Posted on Feb 24, 2012

  • Chris Hingee
    Chris Hingee Feb 24, 2012

    When you boot up the screen may display a Fn key that lets you enter the BIOS, this maybe ESC, F1, F2, F10 or F12 key etc.



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SOURCE: panasonic toughbook model number

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Download drivers for both if you are unsure, one way to tell if its a MK1, look underneath the laptop at the model number, if is says neither MK's its MK1 as it will say if its a MK2.
Saying that the drivers should work on both machine models

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SOURCE: Manual for Panasonic CF-27 Toughbook

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Donot enter model# in first slot.
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Everythink is there, two pages.
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