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Installing Hitachi P7K500 Sata Hard Drive

Boot up from Windows XP Professional CD. Press enter to install windows. No hard drive recognised to Format for instalation. Bios settings on Auto detect for drive recognition
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Windows XP does not come out to support SATA hard drive, because inside do not inclued the SATA driver, that why u cannot see the harddisk during the setup. What u can do is try to install the SATA supported OS like Windows Vista or Windows 7, or maybe can "forcely" put in the SATA driver in ur Windows XP setup CD.

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I see that you need to install Windows XP on you Dekstop with an MSI Motherboard k8mm-V.
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