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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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Hi,

The set up says it couldn't find the harddisk because you need to slip stream the harddisk driver into the windows xp cd where as in the normal setup cd's it is not present.

You need to download the SATA AHCI controller driver and slip stream it in to your windows xp setup ..

You can find the information in detail on how to slip stream from the website below:

http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windows/resolving-setup-did-not-find-any-hard-disk-drives-during-windows-xp-installation/

I hope the information helped you

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