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Reinstalling XP Hi, I recently had to get another hard drive for my laptop as there was abit of a accident that happened with the other one. Tried to install Win XP but it wasnt picking up my new hard drive at all in the setup, so just to make sure it was working correctly I installed Vista and that worked fine, with me not having a vista business product key I need to reinstall XP but im worried that if I do it will not work as XP doesnt hold the drivers needed for SATA HDD. I do have a recovery disk that was made in the first boot up of the machine, will installing this solve the drivers issue and install it back to its original state? Or will I have to make a Bootable XP disk with the drivers needed integrated to sort it out? Thanks in advance Below are a couple of details Philips Freevents X55P Toshiba 160GB MK1652GSX SATA HDD Need any more info get in touch

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Download the sata drivers to a bootable disc.Then load xp disc and boot from it when entering it will ask for additional(sata)etc. drivers load disc with new sata drivers .put xp disc back in and tell it to install to disc.RICHARDM69

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