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While installing window xp setup shows ''harddisk drive is missing

When windows started installing, the installation stops with the above remark

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  • Jarish Castañeda
    Jarish Castañeda May 11, 2010

    What error message?


  • abhi_255 May 11, 2010

    give me the error message

  • Vinod Pangtey
    Vinod Pangtey May 11, 2010

    what was that remark ?

  • Vikas Garg May 11, 2010

    "above remark"

  • Derek Fuller
    Derek Fuller May 11, 2010

    You need to put the error message in the text body, not the description of the problem. All we see is "harddisk..."

  • Roberta Smith
    Roberta Smith May 11, 2010

    cannot see the entire remark

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You need to go into BIOS and turn on normal SATA, in order to install XP.

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