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Installation failure- HDD not detected

I have an existing installation of Winxp on my HP530, when i try a fresh installation by booting from the CD at the Windows setup screen I get two options -
1) Fresh installation press enter to continue
2) For recovery options press R.

When either of options are selected it doesnt detect the HDD. The existing installation works fine though. Please help

Thanks in advance
Murli

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    Thanks, it worked. Amazed at the speed & accuracy of the response

  • killerbunny Feb 19, 2009

    I have an existing installation of \Vista on my HP530, when i try a fresh installation of winxp by booting from the CD at the Windows setup screen I get two options -
    1) Fresh installation press enter to continue
    2) For recovery options press R.

    When either of options are selected it doesnt detect the HDD.

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May be your harddisk is not detected.
check in bios settings.
and disable sata otion .then try.

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