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Windows not detecting hard disk

I had installed rhel 4 AS OS in compaq c700.
now i am trying to load windows 2003 but hard disk is not detecting.

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Rhel ? redhat linux ???

be that as it may if that happens to be a desktop computer... is it a sata hard drive ??

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