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Installing new oporating system, laptop can't find the hard drive

When trying to install windows xp the toshiba laptop (model-portege m400-s4034) can not locate the hard drive how can this be fixed...soon...help...

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Your hard drive might ne bad. most toshibas have a hard drive test utility use it and check the drive set drive to master if it has jumpers

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