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Unable to install xp on v3777tu

Dear pankajbhai,

hard disk is not detected.

error msg" setup did not find any hard disk drives installed in you computer"

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  • mycroft4w Dec 14, 2008

    hey guys, need help. i cant install windows on my presario notebook. everytime windows setups loads, there is an errror message, saying hard disk not detected. tried sanitizing and hdd self-test, all were pretty normal. but everytime windows setup initiates, it says harddrive not detected

  • Anonymous Jan 06, 2009

    unable to install xp on v3777tu - Raghu

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Where you have checked , check it on BIOS

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